Graduation Concert Information 

December 2nd (Sun) Opera House

All Cello Students come to main concert hall with wrist band 

Check the schedule below

REHEARSAL

Those who do not attend will not be able to perform in the Concert. Please arrive on time to the rehearsal. We are unable to accept students earlier than their nominated Rehearsal Drop Off time.

Please make sure you know the Level your child will be performing and note the colour of their wristband.

WRISTBANDS FOR STUDENTS

Your teacher has been sent a wristband for every performer at the Graduation Concert. This wristband is your child’s ticket for the concert and must be worn on the left wrist from Rehearsal Drop Off.

*Please ensure your child understands that they must wear their wristband at all times throughout the day to assist in identifying them to teachers and stage management.

*Rehearsal conclusion times may vary so we appreciate your understanding and patience in this regard and we will do everything possible to ensure rehearsals start and finish on time. No student is to attend the rehearsal and concert without an adult to supervise them during the lunch break.

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All students come in to the Opera House from main hall entrance

Level 1 to 3 students go to the locker room beside of the assembly hall
Level 4 and 5 students go to dressing room 
Level 6 and above students go to the dressing room 

All students come to the assembly hall for tuning the cello
       Line up for the stage rehearsal at the assembly hall
9.30am stage rehearsal
     start from level 1 to level 7
  
After the stage rehearsal all students leave the cello on the back of the stage and move to stage door for meeting parents

1.20pm All students seat at the audience seats from Door 1

1.30pm Concert Commence

RETURN TO CONCERT HALL AFTER LUNCH

It is imperative that students return on time to be seated prior to the Concert.
There will be 
no access for parents to their children during the concert. Should an emergency arise please bring it to the attention of a teacher or Opera House staff.

Should your child require special assistance (e.g. Asthma medication) please ensure this is explained and given to a teacher at registration. Please place any medication in a bag labelled with student’s name & instructions.


CONCERT DRESS CODE

Concert dress for all students will be as follows:

  • BOYS - long black pants and white shirt (no t-shirts or shorts please)

  • GIRLS - smart concert attire (no t-shirts please)

  • SHOES - non-slip, (no sneakers or sandals please)

CONCERT CONCLUSION

The concert will conclude at approximately 4.00pm.
All students (except Twinklers, Recorders, Violas & flutes) will be delivered to the STAGE DOOR for collection by a parent or guardian.

In order to avoid congestion at the STAGE DOOR we are staggering the release of all groups. PICK UP times are in the schedule and this is a guideline so please be patient and only move towards the collection points once your child’s group has been released.

Twinkler students will be collected from the Concert Hall Stage. Please listen to instructions as to when you may approach the stage.PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS WITH YOUR CHILDREN.

SECURITY at the Opera House

Due to increased security requirements at the Sydney Opera House, Patrons are advised that any bag bigger than A4 size must be left at the cloak desk. Each patron is only allowed to take 1 bag into the Concert Hall. The bag checks to get into the Opera House can lead to increased congestion before the concert, and can delay your entry into the foyer. Please allow plenty of time to go through the required bag and ticket checks before dropping off your child at their required location prior to the concert, and finding your own seating.

CONCERT TICKETS are available from the Opera House Box Office Ph: 02 9250 7777 or https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/classical- music/2018/40th-annual-graduation-concert.html

GRADUATION CONCERT PROGRAM $13.00
The concert program will be available for sale at the box office level from 11am during rehearsal time, as well as in the Main foyer before the concert. As the foyer area is

always so congested before the concert, we recommend you purchase your program during the morning rehearsals.
TRANSPORT to the Opera House – please check for rail track work if you are taking the train or for road closures that may affect your travel times.

PARKING

We recommend that you pre-book a bay through Wilson Parking to secure a bay.
There is a flat weekend rate of $12.00 if you depart before 5pm. 
https://bookabay.wilsonparking.com.au

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