Senior Singing Strings – performance February 1st

Hi everyone –

Just in case the information I passed out last night got missed, misplaced, or forgotten about, I figured I would post this:
We are meeting in the lobby of the Delta Prince Edward at 2:45pm just so we are in lots of time to be rehearsing at 3:25pm. Bring your instrument and your music! We will be done rehearsing at 4:15pm, at which point you are free to go home and relax, perhaps have a nap?
I would want us back to the Delta Prince Edward in time to get ourselves organized and into our seats, so perhaps we could meet at 7:45pm – hopefully when we are there in the afternoon they will show us where to put our stuff. I am assuming currently that we are able to watch the first of the show (all Singing Strings members have tickets but parents will have to purchase tickets if they want to come – here is the link:  https://secure.ticketpro.ca/achat_PCC01BS14.html?lang=en&aff=mpei) and then head out to tune, etc in time to play at our scheduled time.
I know that a 10:00pm performance time (when they think we will be on stage) is really late, and I apologize, but hopefully there will be time to rest after the rehearsal so you will have enough energy to play at this late hour!
Dress: All Black for ladies and guys, if you want to wear something sparkly on top (black and sparkly) then go for it! Please make sure we have BLACK pants (skirts for ladies if you want) and BLACK socks/stockings and BLACK shoes.
Music: Bring Skyfall and the arrangement of Ice Serpents.
Any questions, please let me know – thanks!
Natalie
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Senior Singing Strings Orchestra – rehearsal CANCELLED January 22

Hi all –

Well, I tried to make it go away but that silly storm is bearing down and I think we all need to stay home and stay safe. So, rehearsal is cancelled for this afternoon.
However, if you are able to play the February 1st gig, I would like to schedule an hour of extra rehearsal on Saturday (January 25) at 5pm, where we can rehearse for an hour on this special gig music, then eat/change and those of us who are playing the gig that night (7-8pm at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery) can head off to the gig.
I have heard from the following people that they cannot play the February 1st gig:
Erika P
Stephan L
Olivia A
Lauren M – maybe
Michelle B – maybe
For February 1st availability, I still haven’t heard back from:
Rachel M
Evelyn Y
Liam P
Alexzara D-W
Lucy L
Jeremy R
Esther P
Just to let you know what the project is (since I was going to tell you today):
We have been nominated for an award in the Music PEI awards, and we are going to be playing at the Music PEI awards Gala on February 1st. What’s interesting about this performance is that they want us to mix it up a bit, so we will be playing ‘Skyfall’ – but this version will have heavy metal band Death Valley Driver on stage as well, and in the middle of our song, we will morph into their song ‘Ice Serpents’ which we will play along with them. They may also play along with us on Skyfall a little bit, which is why we need to have this extra rehearsal (which was supposed to be rehearsed today) to figure the logistics out.
I think this will be a really cool evening – the guys from Death Valley Driver are really excited about this collaboration, and I think it will be loads of fun! I am working on the parts today and I can guarantee that they won’t be that hard, plus we already know Skyfall, so it should be a fairly easy gig.
We will get some money for this but I’m not sure how much.
So, if any of you want to change your mind from ‘no’ to ‘yes’ after hearing my description, I completely understand! But I do need people there at the rehearsal, so if extra rehearsal scares you off, or you are unavailable please let me know.
If you cannot make the rehearsal on Saturday, please let me know! And if you are one of the people who haven’t let me know about February 1st, please let me know that too.
Many thanks and enjoy your snow day!
Natalie