LAMBERTON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013 GENERAL INFORMATION
TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013
It is Jazz Festival time once again! We look forward to welcoming everyone to Lamberton and Red Rock Central for the 39th Annual Lamberton Jazz Festival. Following you will find some general information that should help the day go smoothly. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Our confirmed clinicians this year include: Members from the University of Manitoba, Derrick Gardner, Craig Bailey, Steve Kirby, Will Bonness, Laurent Roy, Quincy Davis, and Anna Lisa Kirby . The evening concert will feature the University of Manitoba Winniped Jazz Ensemble.
All venues will be housed in the RRC High School building in Lamberton. We are asking extra vigilance from directors in keeping an eye on your students. Any vandalism or theft associated with the Jazz Festival would be extremely unfortunate and will be dealt with to the fullest extent of the law.
ANY VIOLATION OF RRC SCHOOL RULES WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE EXPULSION FROM THE JAZZ FESTIVAL FOR THE ENTIRE GROUP, NOT JUST THE INDIVIDUAL.
All groups will use the gym to house equipment, coats, etc. There will be no separate warm-up rooms. Please remove your equipment from the gym as soon as possible after your performance.
Each band has 45 minutes to set up, warm up, tune, perform, and take down. Punctuality is essential!
All participants should wear nametags with correct name and school information throughout the festival day. Blank tags will be furnished at registration.
All students are required to attend the clinic sessions, which will have staggered starts. We will inform you of the start times that day, or you can check the website (http://www.rrcnet.org/~jazz) for a current schedule.
Only the Guest Ensemble from Winnipeg will be playing in the evening concert.
If you need extra tickets for bus drivers, chaperones, etc. please let us know how many extra you need and we will put those in your packets. We will need an accurate ticket count so I can be sure to save back enough for the students and those accompanying them. The rest of the tickets will be offered to the public.
FOOD INFORMATION – please note changes…
The RRC Music Parents will be providing concessions and food service for the Jazz Festival once again. Information will be provided to participating directors in February 2013. Please fill out the form and return it to me, via fax or email, NO LATER THAN MARCH 20. After this date there will be limited meals available and they will cost $1 more. I will not be able to call and check on meals, so please respond by the 20th. Please get this information from your students and send the form by fax (507-752-7036) or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com no later than March 20.
Lunch will be a burger feed. Cost is $6.00 for hamburger w/fixings, chips, fruit and a beverage.
For the students’ evening meal, the Music Parents will be serving pizza. Cost is $5.00 for 2 slices of pizza and a beverage.
Pizza varieties available will be pepperoni, sausage, and cheese.
We ask that the students stop at the concession stand sometime during the morning and pay for their lunch and supper tickets – you do not need to collect money in advance for the lunch OR supper meal. They will need to tell the concession stand workers what school they are from and pay for the ticket there.
Food is also available at Griffith's Grocery (broasted chicken
and groceries). The
Lamberton Lanes bowling alley will be open for business that day as well. All of these businesses are located on
A few guidelines to keep in mind:
Please enter the building and unload vehicles from the south side.
Please be sure to dispose of your trash properly.
No food or drink is allowed in any performance area.
Please remember to bring scores for the clinicians. RRC will furnish one outlet strip, one extension cord, and a piano at each venue. You are responsible for any other auxiliary equipment that you require.
The directors’ lounge will be in the FACS room this year.
We ask that students stay in the gym/lobby area when they are at the school and not performing or listening to other groups. We also ask that as much of your warming up and tuning be done in the performance room as possible. Please remind your students that they should not be playing/rehearsing individually in the gym.
We have had some problems in the past, especially during the supper hour, with students being in parts of the building that are off-limits. Please be sure your students know where they should be. We are trying to line up combos to perform during this time – if you know of anyone who has a jazz combo that might like to perform, let Tasha Frasher know.
Thank you for your participation in the 2013 Lamberton Jazz Festival. We hope you have a great day, and HAVE FUN!
If you have any questions, please contact:
Paula Derickson – Festival Secretary Tasha Frasher - Band Director
Fax: 507-752-7036 507-752-7361
email: firstname.lastname@example.org email: email@example.com
The current schedule and other information can be found at: http://www.rrcnet.org/~jazz.
On your registration form, you indicated that you will have __________ students participating in the Jazz Festival.
You also indicated that you: WILL WILL NOT attend the directors' supper.
If any of the above information is incorrect, please notify Paula Derickson immediately.
If your group plans to eat any meals at school, don’t forget to take a meal count, fill out the form, and get it back to Paula before March 16.