After a huge, long silence, now you get a huge, long email. A week from right now, I’ll wish I’d started packing earlier.
What to pack:
an all-black outfit that you can rehearse in as well as wear for the concert there’ll be no time or convenient place to change between rehearsal and concert black from neck to toes, including socks if you wear them no sleeves shorter than 3/4 length (to elbow or to wrist) men do not need jackets and may wear black turtlenecks or shirts (turtlenecks could be a bit tricky for ties) for our Tenth Anniversary, we’re asking the women to wear a solid-colour scarf (check www.highcs.org for style)
(if you absolutely can’t round one up, I’ll have some there) men will need a bright tie, preferably a solid colour, but they're hard to find (I’ll also have a few of those) any jewelry should be modest and not eye-catching a dressy outfit for the Conductor’s Banquet not a competitive event!
Casual comfortable clothes for Friday evening and Saturday
Bathing suit in case it’s warm enough for the pool
Yoga mat if you’d like to join us in the sunroom off the Lounge at 7:30 a.m. Saturday & Sunday
Water bottle - clearly labelled (unless you never misplace yours), spring water will be available for refills, we’re trying to avoid using individual, disposable plastic bottles
Rain gear, in case
Ps, underwear - you’re own your own!
Flashlight if you’re in a cottage
Black folder for music and your music
This isn’t a complete list, just a start on filling that suitcase.
There are at least 40 people staying Sunday night, so we can plan on an Afterglow Party in the Lounge. The concert should be finished well before 6:00. Anyone who can stay 10 or 15 minutes to help with clean-up and tear-down would assuredly achieve a special spot in Heaven.
The Pines dining room will be open for supper Sunday evening. Afterglow could be scheduled for 7:30 or 8:00 and could therefore perhaps maybe begin to subside in terms of enthusiastic volume shortly after 10:00 pm. We have on tap the Fabulous Players of the Ukulele - with copies of lyrics for all! Bring along any instruments to join the jubilation.
Epi-pens: If you ever might need one, bring it. Without an epi-pen, if you get stung or have other reason to approach death too closely, first aide will be administered while the ambulance is on its way.
Just a friendly reminder.
Money - well, not buckets of it. There will be a Silent Auction Friday at Harmony Harbour (Wine & Cheese & Welcome). Linda Demone has been gathering treasures of all kinds to be offered.
The Banquet won’t have a Roast & Boast this year. (this is a repeat, so you probably have not started preparing something incredibly clever.)
Carpooling from the Pines to the church will save on those really scarce parking spaces, so if you have no friends, now might be a great time to make some!
Questions or comments or suggestions?
See you all next Friday!
Contact person for the High Cs Festival.