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Spivey Hall’s Young People’s Concerts (YPCs) enable students of all ages to hear great music of many traditions, enhancing their learning in a variety of subjects.
THE 2016-2017 SEASON PREVIEW IS HERE! Pre-Registration for the 2016-2017 school year is closed. The 2016-2017 Online Registration Form (for groups of 10 or more only) will be available on July 27.
INVOICING is available for GROUPS of 10 or MORE reserving tickets 4 or more weeks prior to a performance. Please read the Cancellation Policy (see below) before completing our online registration form (Available on July 27).
GROUPS OF LESS THAN 10 MAY PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE AFTER AUGUST 1.
TRANSPORTATION SUBSIDY APPLICATIONS for the 2016-2017 school year will be available in August 2016. Spivey Hall is able to provide transportation subsidies through the generous donations to the Spivey Hall Education Fund. If you would like to make a donation or have questions please contact the Spivey Hall Education offices at 678-466-4481.
Transportation Subsidy Applications are evaluated on a first come, first served basis with schools designated as Title I having priority. A school may submit more than one application but may only receive one subsidy grant for the 2016-2017 school year. An application must be completed for EACH concert that you wish to receive an award and schools must be Pre-Registered for the concert in question. Subsidy awards are reimbursements and payments will be made directly to the transportation provider. Schools and individuals will not be reimbursed directly. The primary contact for the school will be responsible for providing the required documentation. Application will be available August 1.
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$2 Tickets with Advance Registration and Payment (phone or box office only); $3.00 online ($5.00 on the day of the performance)
45-50 minutes in length
Program choices for all ages
Curriculum connections (GPS and GCCPS)
Program variety including choral, opera, jazz, world music, and chamber music
All registrations are processed in the order in which they are received.
Registration requests will be addressed within 2 business days.
Teachers attending multiple performances throughout the year should complete one registration form for each performance.
Large groups should submit alternate performance dates in the event that your first choice is not available.
Spivey Hall will email confirmation materials to all registered and paid patrons.
The fee to attend a Young People’s Concert is $2 per person in advance ($3 online) including teachers, chaperones, and infants.
Ticket price increases to $5.00 the day of the performance. Walk-ups are subject to availability.
School groups will receive an invoice to submit to their bookkeeper and payment must be made at least one month prior to the performance. Seats will be held for your group and if payment is not made by one month prior to the performance, the seats may be released to groups on the waiting list. If a group has not paid for its reserved seats and does not cancel within the one month window, the group is still responsible for the payment of those seats, and the organization will be required to pay for future performances at the time of registration.
The Education Department must be notified of any changes in the number registered for a group at least one month before the performance. If a group brings less students than the number registered without notification, the difference will not be refunded.
Cancellations can be made without penalty up to one month prior to the performance date.
If a group has not paid for its reserved seats and does not cancel within the one month window, the group is still responsible for the payment of those seats, and the organization will be required to pay for future performances at the time of registration.
In the rare event that Spivey Hall cancels a performance, registered attendees may transfer their registration to an alternate performance or may receive a full refund.
Young People’s Concert Etiquette
What do I wear?
The dress code for a Young People’s Concert is the same as the dress code for school. Sometimes people like to dress up for concerts since it is a special outing.
May I take pictures?
Photography in Spivey Hall is not permitted. Cameras can be very distracting to the performers.
May I use my cell phone?
Cell phones should be silenced during a performance because the light and noise from them are very distracting to the performers and the other concert goers around you. Please turn off your phone and any other electronic devices before you enter the Hall.
May I bring food or a drink into the Hall?
No food, drinks, or gum-chewing are allowed in the Hall. If your group brings lunch boxes from school in order to eat lunch on campus, you may leave them at the door when you arrive and pick them up on your way out after the concert.
How should I act during the performance?
Be very attentive to the performance and performers. These artists have taken a long time to learn their music, practicing many hours. Listen quietly, and don’t talk during the music (unless the artists ask you to).
What if I have to go to the bathroom?
If a student needs to go before the concert, please keep your group together until you’ve been seated. At that time, a chaperone may escort the student to the bathroom by exiting through the opposite doors of those from where you were seated. Please return to your seat through the same doors upon which you exited. If a student needs to go during the concert, please wait until the music stops to exit (and follow the same procedure stated above). Please do not leave or enter the concert hall while music is being played.
What if a young child makes noise or needs to be fed?
If you bring a very young child to a Spivey Hall concert, please ask an usher to seat you at the end of a row. If your child makes noise or needs to fed during the concert, quietly get up and take the child out of the Hall and into the lobby. There are rooms available in the Spivey Hall for nursing mothers. You may re-enter when your child is quiet and there is a break in the music.
When should I clap?
Performers like applause. It is appropriate to clap when the performers first walk on stage, after each piece of music is over, and at the end of the performance. Sometimes, however, it is hard to know when a piece of music is over. Watch the performers, and only clap when they bow. That’s their signal that the piece is over.
What do I do after the concert?
After the concert has ended, ushers will assist everyone to leave the Hall in a single-file line, row by row. Please stay seated until the ushers reach your row. If you enjoyed the concert, let the Spivey Hall staff know, and tell your friends about your musical experience!