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School Concert 2013- Frequently asked questions..

posted 23 May 2013, 09:44 by Site Admin   [ updated 23 May 2013, 09:48 ]

Each Year, the school concert allows the boys to showcase their talents, much  to the appreciation of their families and the community! This document is a guide for parents about the concert. 

What dates will the concert be on this year? 

Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th of May.

 Can I help with the Concert?

If you are available to help on any of the three concert nights from 7pm-10:30pm or any part thereof please contact Darragh Kelly (details below). 

 Does this affect normal school hours?

Yes, to allow for additional rest, the morning after your son performs in the concert he can arrive for school anytime up until 10am. However, in the event that this does not suit your needs, the school gates will be opened and supervision provided for any students arriving at usual school times. Boys will finish school each day at the usual home time. The school is closed entirely on Friday 31st of May as per the School calendar.

 When & how can I buy tickets?

Tickets are on sale from Monday 20th of May. Available to purchase directly from the School office or by sending details of ticket requirements and payment into the school with your son.

 How much do tickets cost?

Each ticket is €10.

 How is seating assigned?

There is no seating number allocated. Some seating at the front is reserved each night for invited guests.

 Can I buy tickets on the door?

It is best to buy the tickets, as above, as soon as you decide your ticket needs. Some nights totally sell out. Sometimes tickets are available to purchase on the door, however, we cannot guarantee this will be the case.

 Do children need a ticket?

Each person attending the performance, regardless of age, needs a ticket. This is due to Fire Safety requirements that must be adhered to regarding the number of people in the school hall for each performance.

 Can my son join us in the hall after his performance is complete?

Your son can join you ONLY if a ticket has been purchased for him for that performance. Any child trying to enter without a ticket will not be allowed into the hall. If necessary you can collect your son from Room 11 after his costume change and return to the hall together bringing his ticket.

 What night will my son perform?

Each class performs on two different nights of the three, with the exception of 6th class, and the National Children’s Choir Boys who will open each concert night this year. You should have received details of which nights your son is performing from the class teacher.

 What time should my son arrive at school on concert nights?

Each class will be given specific instruction on what time to arrive at the school each night they are performing.

What happens after my sons performance?

After your son’s class performs they are escorted off stage and back to a classroom to remover their costumes. The boys are then taken to Room 11. Each class will be given a time from which they can be collected from Room 11. However, if you are attending the performance and wish to see the entire concert, and have no ticket for your son, the boys can remain in Room 11 until the end of the concert, where they are supervised until collection by parents.

 How do I collect my son if I am not at the concert?

If you are not at the concert on any of the nights your son performs you can come to the back entrance of the school (the white door), members of the parents council will be manning the door, so access is possible throughout the evening. The class teacher will inform your son of specific collection times.

 Will there be anything to eat?

The Parents Council operates a Tuck Shop each night of the concert. Goodie bags contain a drink & some treats at a cost of €2. They can be purchased by audience and by boys after they have performed. There is a "non-fizzy" drink option. 

 Where can I park?

The school car park is open for use each night. The car park is manned by members of the Parents Council, in high visibility jackets, to ensure optimum use of space and access in case of emergencies. Please can you follow instruction on parking as requested. Parking is at owners risk. Additional parking is also available on Griffith Avenue as usual. It is best to avoid parking in the Church car park when attending the concert as the gates are locked each night before the concert ends.