Dear Parents, Students and Guardians,
***I have attached information including the concert order. I have also attached all parking information as well. Parking will be a problem downtown, especially at the time we are performing, so there are some options, please see attached. You will need to open the following documents from the Choral page on the BMB website:
2015 Performing Group Instructions
2015 OMEA Performance Order Information
2015 OMEA Map
Muni Lot Flyer
***I just found out that parents do not need a special pass this year to attend the performance at the convention center unless you plan to tour the exhibits. All are welcome!
Limitations that I want to detail for your benefit:
1. Parking is very difficult during the day. If your ensemble performs on Thursday or Friday during the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, I can virtually guarantee your parents will have difficulty finding a parking facility. If you are not proactive about this situation, many of your parents will be disappointed with the experience. OMEA is providing shuttle service from the Lakefront Municipal Parking Lot East at 1500 South Marginal Road; this lot is accessible from East 9th Street by taking the East Shoreway/Route 2 and using Exit 195A. Please distribute the attached flyer and parking map to your parents. Also be forewarned that many parking facilities in Cleveland DO NOT accept credit cards for parking. This may affect cars, trucks and buses.
2. The loading dock will be off-limits unless you are on our pre-approved list. This list is included in your instructions. The teamsters control the facility and if you do not follow instructions, there will be a charge to unload your equipment. The cost could be in excess of $1000 per vehicle.
3. This is not an environment to expect “forgiveness” regarding rules and regulations.
***Reminder that the LAST Sunday rehearsal will be this Sunday, January 25 from 6:30-8:30 PM In the choir room.
***The next evening rehearsal is Monday, February 2 from 6:30-8:30 PM. I can’t stress the importance enough for being at this rehearsal. We will begin to run through our performance in order and fix things as we go.
***There is a MANDATORY Preview Concert Wednesday, February 4 at 7:00 PM. ALL ARE WELCOME! If you are unable to make the Friday morning performance, please don’t miss this!
***The Call Time for Friday morning and all concert information can be found on the attached OMEA Performance document.
If you were a parent willing to chaperone, please email me again at email@example.com. I have 2 for sure, but want to make sure I didn’t miss an email from the fall/holidays.
This is a HUGE honor to perform at this event. We are showing other educators what is possible at the high school level. We have to be musically where we would be in May, but have to be there in February!
Devon T. Gess
Bay High School