SOUNDFEST24

SOUNDFEST24 Schedule & Information

We are thrilled to once again host SOUNDFEST at the gorgeous Assembly Hall (located at Kipling & Lakeshore). This 300+ person venue has plenty of parking and is wheelchair accessible.

Friday, June 7  (Musical Theatre)
Saturday, June 8  •  Sunday, June 9
Saturday, June 15  •  Sunday, June 16
(full schedule below)

What is SOUNDFEST?

SOUNDFEST is Orrett Music Academy’s annual year-end recital that provides the opportunity for ALL students (regardless of age or ability) to perform on a big stage in a beautiful venue. The atmosphere is warm and positive and we eagerly encourage all students to participate!

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First time at SOUNDFEST?

Check out the FAQs and tour of the Assembly Hall below

Q: What if my child has lessons with two teachers? Do I have to register twice?

A: Yes. If your child is taking lessons with more than one teacher and wishes to perform in each teacher’s show, you need to register separately for each show.

Q: What if my child doesn’t want to perform but would like to watch a show?

A: For any Orrett students who are not performing but wish to come and watch, they will still receive a FREE ticket.

Q: What if my children have lessons with two or more teachers and those teachers are NOT in the same show?

A: You will need to attend more than one show to ensure your teacher is present for support.

Q: I’m coming to more than one show. Do I have to pay admission for both?

A: Nope! You only need to purchase your ticket once. One ticket gets you access to all shows. You can come as many times as you like with one ticket.

Q: Where can I park?

A: There are parking lots close by and (we’ve been told) Lakeshore street parking is free on Sundays (although this may have changed).

Q: Is taking photos/videos allowed?

A: Yes, please! Take as many pictures and videos as you like, and we’d be grateful to get copies of ones that you like! We ask that you turn off the flash for all photos and videos, as it can be distracting to the performers on stage.

Q: What kind of atmosphere can I expect?

A: A warm and positive one! Lucy, the giant stuffed lamb (and her babies) will make a guest appearance as well to help keep young performers relaxed. Those who have been to past shows know we keep things fun and light. There will be everything from absolute beginners to advanced songs. Again, the programme this year looks fantastic, like a professional concert programme! This is truly a modern, fun twist on your typical school show. We cannot wait to see you all there!

Q: When should we arrive?

A: Musical Theatre performers – call time is 3:00PM for the 5:00PM show and 5:30PM for the 7:00PM show. All other performers are requested to arrive AT LEAST 15 minutes prior to your showtime. Please allow extra time to find parking. Also, this will ensure you get the best seats.

Q: Where do performers sit?

A: Musical Theatre performers wait downstairs in a special supervised waiting area. All other performers sit in the audience in the front rows on the chair with the number that matches their order in the programme. This is mandated by the venue and helps the show run more smoothly.

Q: I want to invite friends and family. How do I do this?

A: That is fantastic! You can purchase tickets for friends and family in advance when completing the registration form, or you can send them a ticket-only purchase link by CLICKING HERE. You can also purchase tickets in-person at the front desk at Orrett or on the day of the show at the Assembly Hall. There is no real limit to guests, as the venue has 250+ seats per show. Let’s fill as many as we can to cheer on our young stars!

Q: Can I request when my child performs within the show?

A: No, unfortunately, we cannot accommodate performance order requests. We ask that guests stay for the duration of the full show. We do a lot of work to keep the shows entertaining, from trivia to prizes to bad jokes! Early departure from the raised seating unit is also disruptive and leaves performers who play later in the show with less support for their hard work. Thank you for your understanding!

Q: Can a student try their song on stage before the show?

A: Sorry, but we unfortunately don’t have time or capacity to do that. The sound crew are professionals and everything runs on a tight schedule.

Q: I brought a dessert item for the dessert reception. Where do I put it?

A: Thank you so much! Staff should be there to assist you, but generally they are placed in the back of the foyer on the table under the stairs. Sometimes, you will arrive while a previous reception is taking place and so in order to ensure your item gets enjoyed by the guests of the show you are attending, staff may help you place it aside.

Any more questions not answered above? Just ask!

Please use the schedules below to plan your SOUNDFEST24 performance(s)!

The registration form will prompt you to choose one of shows in which your teacher(s) is present. We cannot make any exceptions to this rule and understand that this may mean you will need to attend multiple shows. Each concert is a compromise between variety/scheduling and length, ensuring each show is under 2 hours. Short shows are scheduled for 1 hour. Please register for your private lesson show(s) only. There is no need to register for group shows. If you are in a group class, you are automatically registered for the performance.

Orrett students receive free admission (even if they are not performing). Guest tickets are good for all shows (one ticket gets you entry into as many shows as you like).

Please note that we may consolidate shows based on show registration numbers. We will be in touch if the show you registered for is consolidated.

Friday, June 7 – Musical Theatre ONLY

***Group performances are FOR REFERENCE ONLY. Please do not register for a group class.***

5:00 PM

Ms Beverley – Jr. Musical Theatre
(Monday Class)

Ms Beverley – Jr. Musical Theatre
(Thursday Class)

Ms Rachel – Int. Musical Theatre
(Monday Class)

Finale

7:00 PM

Ms Beverley – Int. Musical Theatre
(Thursday Class)

Bethany R – Int. Musical Theatre
(Wednesday Class)

Bethany R – Enriched Musical Theatre
(Thursday Class)

Finale

*Reminder: Musical Theatre Tech Run on Sunday, April 21 @ Assembly Hall (see your e-mail for details)

Saturday, June 8

10:00 AM

Ms Beverley

Ms Megan W

Ms Anita

Ms Elena

Mr Kevin

12:30 PM

Ms Beverley

Ms Megan W

Ms Anita

Ms Bethany H

Mr Joel

3:00 PM

Ms Sharon (FULL)

Ms Beverley (FULL)

Ms Ayana

Ms Bethany H

Mr Christian

Mr Sam (FULL)

5:30 PM

Mr Joel

Ms Sharon

Ms Beverley (FULL)

Ms Ayana

Mr Christian

Mr Sam

Sunday, June 9

***Group performances are FOR REFERENCE ONLY. Please do not register for a group class.***

10:00 AM
*short show*

Ms Rachel (FULL)

Ms Emma

Ms Sara

Group

Jr. Pop Choir – Ms Rachel

Int. Pop Choir – Ms Rachel

11:30 AM

Mr Aaron

Mr Jaden

Ms Sara

Mr Jim

Group

Jr. HPP – Mr Jaden

Sr. HPP – Mr Jaden

2:00 PM

Mr Aaron

Mr Jaden

Ms Emma

Mr Jim

Group

Adult Beg. Guitar

4:30 PM

Mr Aaron

Mr Jaden

Ms Emma

Mr Jim

No Group

Saturday, June 15

10:30 AM

Mr Victor

Mr Jack

Mr Karandeep

Ms Christee

1:00 PM

Mr Victor

Mr David

Mr Julien

Ms Christee

3:30 PM

Ms Ashley

Mr David (FULL)

Mr Julien

Ms Christee

Ms Sharon

6:00 PM

Ms Ashley

Mr David

Mr Eric

Ms Sharon

Sunday, June 16

***Group performances are FOR REFERENCE ONLY. Please do not register for a group class.***

10:00 AM
*short show*

Ms Dani

Ms Briana

Group

Int. Pop Band (Wednesday Class)

11:30 AM

Ms Dani

Ms Meghan B

Ms Elizabeth

Mr Jim (FULL)

Group

Jr. Pop Band
(Tuesday Class)

Sr. Pop Band
(Tuesday Class)

Jr. HPP – Mrs Jessica

Sr. HPP – Mrs Jessica

2:00 PM

Ms Dani

Ms Pauline (FULL)

Mr Jim

Group

Int. Pop/Rock Band
(Tuesday Class)

Sr. Rock Band II
(Thursdays @ 8:15pm)

Jr. HPP – Ms Pauline

Sr. HPP – Ms Pauline

4:30 PM

Ms Meghan B

Ms Pauline (FULL)

Mr Jim

Group

Int. Rock Band
(Thursday Class)

Sr. Rock Band I
(Thursdays @ 6pm)

Jr. HPP – Mr Jim

Sr. HPP – Mr Jim

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