Everything you need to know about a concert should be here.  If it’s not, say so and we’ll make sure it’s added.

Ticket sales

You can buy tickets yourself and re-sell them, gift them, auction them, but don’t let them go empty. We want bums in seats not just ticket revenue. If you have money burning a hole in your pocket, donate. Tickets can be only be bought online, and they don’t sell themselves. If each of us pitches in and sells 5 tickets, we’ll be sold out. Please help promote the band!

Concert Dress

Concert dress is formal. Men wear a tuxedo if you have one, or else a black suit. In case you’re out of practice, this means black shoes and socks too. Black bowtie please. Women, please wear a black dress or black pants and top (short and long sleeves are both ok), and black shoes.

Concert Time

Concert downbeat is at 7:30pm. There will be a 15-minute intermission.

Call Time (when you have to show up)

For Daniels Spectrum (March 2020):

3:00 – 4:00pm – access to the hall to unload percussion equipment and stands
4:00 – 5:00pm – Dress Rehearsal
5:00 – 7:00pm – Dinner
7:00 – 7:15pm – backstage ready to perform
7:25pm – on stage
7:30pm – downbeat
9:30pm – rejoice in your awesomeness after a flawless performance
9:40pm – Load equipment onto truck
9:45pm – Post-concert Fellowship: We are going to gather at House on Parliament after the concert (houseonparliament.com). This is an 11 minute walk from Daniels Spectrum and is located at 454 Parliament Street. We do not have an official reservation, but the management is aware that we are coming, and will do their best to fit us all in! The band will be ordering some appetizers to share and kitchen is open late (1am) for those who want to order more.

For Metropolitan United Church (February 2019 joint concert with EYB):

1:00 – 2:00pm – set up crew help get everything ready
2:00 – 2:45pm – TCB Rehearsal
2:45 – 4:15pm – TCB+EYB Rehearsal
4:15 – 5:00pm – EYB Rehearsal
5:00 – 7:15pm – dinner in the hood
7:15pm – backstage ready to perform
7:25pm – on stage
7:30pm – downbeat
9:30pm – rejoice in your awesomeness after a flawless performance
9:40pm – Load equipment onto truck
9:45pm – McVeigh’s Pub across the street

For Glenn Gould Studio Concerts:

3:50pm – setup crew (TCB volunteers) arrives
4:00pm – TCB access to Glenn Gould Studio begins. DO NOT show up earlier than this, and do not knock on the door (it kind of annoys them).
4:15pm-ish
– show up and get ready to play. Go to the John St. Entrance of the Broadcasting Centre. Your name will be on a list for backstage access. The rest of the entrances to the studio will be locked.
4:30pm – dress rehearsal downbeat on stage
5:45pm-ish – dinner in the ‘hood. There are lots of great restaurants and bars walking distance from Glenn Gould Studio. The food court by the underground will be closed. No food allowed in the studio please (huge cleaning fee).
6:00pm – Front of house volunteers arrive to set up
6:30pm – Front Street doors open
7:00pm – Auditorium doors open
7:15pm – backstage ready to perform
7:25pm – on stage
7:30pm – downbeat
9:30pm – rejoice in your awesomeness after a flawless performance
9:40pm – Load equipment onto truck
9:45pm – Post-concert fellowship – a bit different this time. We are NOT booking a room at any local bar, but we can head over to The Pint which is across the street from GGS.  Some of you will know our bartender / server Jake from St. James’s Gate… his band is playing at 11pm at a short walk away at 76 Church Street.  It would be great to support him and drop by for a bit as well.

For Islington United Church Concerts (February 2016, March 2018):

3:30pm – setup crew (TCB volunteers) arrives
3:50pm-ish – show up and get ready to play
4:05pm – dress rehearsal downbeat on stage
5:35pm-ish – dinner in the ‘hood. There are lots of great restaurants and bars walking distance from the church.
7:15pm – backstage ready to perform
7:25pm – on stage
7:30pm – downbeat
9:30pm – rejoice in your awesomeness after a flawless performance
9:40pm – Load equipment onto truck
9:45pm – St. James’s Gate for some post-concert fellowship.

For Humber Valley United Church Concerts (March 2017):

3:40pm – setup crew (TCB volunteers) arrives
4:00pm-ish – show up and get ready to play. Go to the Hearth Room, which is ours for the night.
4:15pm – dress rehearsal downbeat on stage
5:30pm-ish – dinner. We can eat brown bag or ordered in food in the Hearth Room, but leave no trace when we’re done at the end of the night. It’s a very short drive to Islington Village, the Kingsway, Humbertown, Kings Mill, and a variety of other places too.
7:15pm – backstage ready to perform. We don’t know if there are change rooms, but we can probably locate washrooms if people don’t want to show up or dress all gussied up.
7:25pm – on stage
7:30pm – downbeat
9:30pm – rejoice in your awesomeness after a flawless performance
9:40pm – Load equipment onto truck
9:45pm – St. James’s Gate for some post-concert fellowship.

Valuables at the Concert

For Glenn Gould Studio

We will be able to lock the rooms at the studio when we’re not there, but it’s best to leave your valuables at home.  Except your instrument. Bring your instrument.

For Islington United Church

We cannot lock the rooms, but someone from the band will be in the building at all times. It’s best to keep your valuables at home, but bring your instrument.

For Humber Valley United Church

We cannot lock the rooms, but someone from the band will be in the building at all times. It’s best to keep your valuables at home, but bring your instrument.

Your Music

Don’t forget to bring your music, charge your iPad, etc!

Music Stands

Glenn Gould Studio provides stands and we have arranged to borrow a set of stands for Islington United Church & Humber Valley United Church concerts, so you can leave your stand at home.

Daniels Spectrum – Music stands will be provided by John G so you do NOT need to bring your own.

After Party

We usually have an after party after the concert. Check out the call time listing above for exact details (so we don’t duplicate the info in multiple places).

Parking

Daniels Spectrum

Paid parking is available in Daniels Spectrum.

Metropolitan United Church

Parking is NOT GOOD at Metropolitan United Church. On-street parking

Glenn Gould Studio

You and your adoring fans can park at Simcoe Place (next door to the Glenn Gould Studio) for $15.  http://www.simcoeplace.com/en/tenants/parking-access/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Islington United church

Short version: there’s practically no parking and you’re going to be walking. The church has a few spots, but these need to be reserved for elderly patrons and the equipment truck, so please refrain from using those. The plaza across Burnhamthorpe has inexpensive ($1/hr) paid parking for a bunch of spots. Beyond that you’re looking at finding legal on-street parking. Please do not park in spots allocated to other businesses. We do not want to upset the businesses in our neighbourhood, many of whom are supporting us or sponsoring us.

Volunteer parking attendants will be onsite to assist guests of the concert.

Humber Valley United Church

There is a large parking lot for the church, as well as on the side streets in the area. Parking is not expected to be a problem.

Volunteers

A volunteer sign-up sheet has been emailed. Please sign up or contact the band if you have questions.

Refunds

We do not offer refunds for unused tickets.