It’s time for our Fall Concert once again. Our musicians have worked very hard over the past several weeks, and I’m sure everyone will have a great time.
Here are some important things you may wish to know about Monday’s dress rehearsal and Tuesday’s concert:
Summit musicians will gather tomorrow morning (Monday, November 18) at 9am in the music room to rehearse. We will focus on logistics and timing (where to sit, when to come onstage, where equipment and stands can be found). Although we may not be able to play everything all the way through, students playing instruments (recorders, drum sticks, guitars) will need to bring them.
The concert will begin at 6:30 on Tuesday, November 19th. All-Stars will be able to have a sound check if we arrive at 5:15. Middle School musicians that play an instrument will need to arrive in time to tune at 6:00. All other students may arrive no later than 6:15.
Concert dress is a red Summit uniform polo and khaki pants. No jeans or shorts, please. Ladies may wear khaki capris if they would like. If a musician chooses to wear a dress (either the one-piece red uniform dress or a khaki skirt with their red Summit polo), please wear white tights or white leggings underneath. The short-sleeve red Summit polo is recommended as the lights on stage are very warm. High School musicians may wear nice jeans and a Summit Spirit Wear shirt of their choice.
Musician safety is always important to us, especially while we are off campus. It is important that you are with your musician until you bring them to their teacher.
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd parents may check musicians in with their teachers in the reserved rows (on the left side of the audience) and then find a comfortable place to enjoy the concert. We ask that musicians remain with their parents until their classroom teachers arrive. After their numbers, musicians will remain seated with their class until the end of the concert.
3rd, 4th and 5th parents may check musicians in with their teachers in the reserved rows on the right side of the audience and then find a comfortable place to enjoy the concert. We ask that musicians remain with their parents until their classroom teachers arrive. After their numbers, these musicians will remain seated with their class.
Middle School parents may check musicians in with their classroom teachers in the reserved rows on the left side of the audience and then find a comfortable place to enjoy the concert. We ask that musicians remain with their parents until their classroom teachers arrive.
All-Stars will spend the entire concert onstage or backstage.
We ask that musicians with instruments wait a moment for things to clear before picking them up.
Our concert will be held at The Gillioz, located at 325 Park Central E, Springfield, MO 65806.
Parking is abundant downtown, but you may have to take a further spot as the concert approaches. We always recommend carpooling and arriving early.
The concert will begin promptly at 6:30 and will last about an hour and a half.
It is understandable that a musician may be ill or need to be absent or leave early due to a previous commitment. Please RSVP your teacher and Mr. Keech via email with any regrets.
Footage of our previous concerts can be found here on YouTube or on the Summit Music Blog. Be sure to subscribe, and feel free to share videos from the concert with me; I’d love to be able to share them in our concert playlist.
Thanks for all that you do to make our school great!