We have developed an exciting new tiered band program for young talented performers ages 11-13 years old. The most challenging issue in working with young performers is finding dates that work for everyone for practices and gigs due to busy family, social and school schedules. Due to these conflicts, bands can miss out on quality performance opportunities, as having one member not able to make it to events, could result in the cancellation of some great gigs. This can cause band breakups and other relationship issues. With a mission to avoid these conflicts, the Young Performers Club has structured a new program with a unique concept which will have specific band tiers. Tier 1 will be the core band group of permanent band members, and Tier 2 will be the understudy performers who will be involved when band members can’t make specific gigs. The band currently has four committed Tier 1 members with plans to add the Tier 2 performers in the near future. Over the coming weeks the band name will be announced. The genre will initially be a combination of classic rock, old school rock and pop. The Tier 1 band members were all selected by the Young Performers Club based on video and live performance review assessments. Their debut performance was as a headliner at the Little Big Shots of New England Showcase at the Seashell Stage at Hampton Beach, NH.
Immediately, we will be auditioning for a tier 1 keyboard player and will also hold an audition for the tier 2 musicians. This will provide a good entrance into live performing, will enhance resume development, and enable newer performers to network with other musicians with similar interests. The overall concept will be to provide excellent quality performance opportunities for all participants, and enable the band to be able to cover scheduling conflicts and perform in more quality gigs.
The Tier 2 performers commit will be as follows:
- Performers will be responsible for learning a performance set list of approximately six songs.
- Performers will be required to attend one practice each month and additional practices prior to a live performance
- Performers’ financial responsibility will include paying a portion of the practice space, any required ticket sales for events participating in, and other gig related fees.
- A management fee will be assessed which will cover the communications, band development, coaching fees and other fees associated with performance training and coaching.
- Continued training with existing music coaches and teachers.
Program benefits are as follows.
- The commitment is manageable and flexible
- The performers gets exposed to new gigs
- The performers expand their network of music industry contacts and peer contacts
- The program is affordable
- The program will be motivational and educational
- The performers develop new peer relationships they can bond with
- The performers have the opportunity to enhance their resume
- Great exposure and PR
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this exciting opportunity. Having managed young performers for over 12 years, we are confident this tiered structure will work effectively, and that all participants will benefit from their involvement.