Hosting the Luther College Concert Band

Thank you for your interest in hosting the Luther College Concert Band.

Please email the Concert Band tour manager, Karen Martin-Schramm about available dates.

 HOSTING THE CONCERT BAND

 (Some of the items below are negotiable. Contact Ms. Martin-Schramm with questions.)

Space/equipment needs:

  • Large performance space (30 x 35 ft)
  • 2 large dressing rooms
  • 1 or 2 private dressing rooms
  • 1 large gathering space for pre-concert talk
  • Grand piano, tuned the week of the concert
  • 60 chairs, 75 music stands, podium, podium stand

On-site volunteer needs:

  • Volunteers to provide a pre-concert meal
  • Volunteers to provide homestays
  • Publicity helpers (hanging posters, promoting concert through community and church networks)
  • 2-4 ushers for greeting concert goers and collecting donations

Housing:

  • Homestays for 50-60 student musicians, usually in groups of 2-4; if a host can take a larger group, wonderful!

Homestay hosts provide:

  • Post-concert snack
  • Sleeping accommodations
  • Breakfast
  • Transportation from venue to their house, and back to the motorcoach the next morning

Meal:

  • Concert host provides a pre-concert meal for 55-60 student musicians, leaders, and bus drivers. The tour manager can provide meal suggestions that are inexpensive, easy, and healthy.

Promotion:

  • Hang posters about the concert in prominent places (Luther College will provide the posters).
  • Promote concert on your organization social media sites by sharing content created by Luther College.
  • Let the tour manager know if there are any media organizations Luther should contact about articles and/or advertisements.
  • Engage in word-of-mouth promotion. Get people excited!

Luther College provides:

  • Concert promotion in high schools and churches within a 30-40 mile radius.
  • Direct concert promotion to high school students interested in Luther and Luther College alumni and friends within a 30-mile radius.
  • Help in finding area homestays and volunteers if needed.
  • Social media marketing and promotion.
  • Talented student musicians and an opportunity to bring your community together for a wonderful concert!