Let's Sing Participation Guidelines

Let's Sing Participation Guidelines

REGISTRATION

Teachers enrol via the registration form on the CaSPA website to indicate participation and number of students attending.

Let's Sing 2019 is a NESA approved course. Teachers who wish to attain accreditation for participation in this event must register separately via PHRIS/ELM. Course Code: PRIMARY 2000-7069 / SECONDARY 2000-7055

PREPARED REPERTOIRE

Once registered, each school will be given instructions on how to access the “Let’s SING” repertoire online. This resource includes the vocal scores and matching audio guides for the 3 pieces to be learnt for the Let's Sing Masterclass and for the Massed Choir as part of CaSPA LiVE 2019 at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour on Tuesday 18 June. 

Depending on your ensemble’s level of experience, certain vocal parts may be suggested for each piece. To ensure that we make the best use of time during the Masterclass session, we ask that schools be adequately prepared for the event.

INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL PERFORMANCE

The introductory part of the day will feature a performance from each school’s vocal group of one song of your choice. 

Your performance accompaniment can be via backing track or played live using the in-house grand piano. If using a track as accompaniment we would require this no later than Friday 17 May. Performance duration should not exceed 3.5min to allow time for every ensemble to perform during the first session.  

It is preferable that the number of students per school does not exceed 25 to allow as many schools as possible to participate. As we will work in parts, the recommended year level for primary students is Years 5 - 6.

The performance running order will be determined on the day.

ARRIVAL

Access to the venue is via the Neich Parade entrance only.

‘Let’s SING’ will commence promptly at 9:30am so we ask that all schools make the necessary travel arrangements to be present at the venue by 9:00am.

DRESS

Students should wear either school uniform or school sports uniform.

FOOD/DRINKS

Students should bring sufficient food and water for the day, as they will not have access to the SCCVC Canteen. Supervising staff will be able to order their lunch from the school canteen prior to 9:30am. Food can only be consumed during the breaks in the courtyard outside the SCCVC Theatre. 

TOILETS 

Students will have access to the SCCVC student toilets in the main courtyard. Students who need to leave the theatre at any time are asked to do so in pairs.

DUTY OF CARE

Schools must provide adequate teacher supervision for the number of students participating. Supervising teachers must also have immediate access to student emergency contact details on the day and any emergency response plans for acute medical conditions.

CaSPA LiVE 2019 Term 2 Week 8 Tuesday 18 June International Convention Centre (ICC), Darling Harbour

Let's Sing participants are invited to perform as part of a massed choir for CaSPA LiVE 2019. This showcase will bring together talented students from across the Archdiocese in a celebration of dance, drama and music in one exciting event. 

Schools wishing to participate in CaSPA LiVE 2019 are required to attend both the Let's Sing day in Term 2 Week 5 and the Performance Day on Tuesday 18 June. 

Performance Day includes a morning rehearsal and sound check in the venue then two performances at the following times:

Schools Matinee 11:30am - 1:00pm / Evening Performance 7:00pm - 8:30pm

School arrival time approximately 9:00am TBC

The Schools Matinee is a free event and ticketing information for both performances will be distributed to schools shortly. 

Schools would be required to organise their own methods of transporting students to and from ICC and would also need to consider holding students with them between performances by making use of other facilities in and around Darling Harbour. Schools will not be able to stay within the ICC performance venue during this time. 

Schools will be asked to confirm participating numbers for CaSPA LiVE in Term 2 Week 5. 

CaSPA LiVE Performance Costume: CaSPA T-shirt (provided) with own black pants/leggings. 

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