BUSH XMAS


The Bush Xmas is a very similar show to the Bush Cabaret, except that it has some Xmas content, and it gives the kids and parents a chance to dress up in the traditional Xmas costumes of crimson, green and white, Xmas hats and reindeer antlers etc.

The day program varies from the Bush Cabaret to include preps  (mock) busking and singing "We Wish You A Happy Xmas, Aussie Jingle Bells (Dashing Through the Bush In A Rusty Holden Ute), John Lennon's "And So This Is Xmas", The Jingle Bell Waltz and bush dances that reflect Xmas themes.

The content of the show is fairly secular in feel and approach and feedback suggests it is seen as a happy variation on the usual Carols night at the end of the year

Three piece band $8 perhead plus GST with a minimum of $1840 plus GST

Email Felix fior a quote for a two piece band   felix@bushwahzee.com


Suggested Program for 3 piece:-
8.45 - 9.30
Band arrives and sets up
9.30 - 10.15
G’day/60’s Show - Performance by band
10.15 - 11.00
Workshops Felix 1, Paul 1, Cyril 1 (We suggest junior school)
11.00 - 11.30
Recess - Opportunity for band to meet staff and discuss the day over a cuppa
11.30 - 12.15
Workshops Felix 2, Paul 2,Cyril 2 (We suggest senior school)
12.15 - 1.00
Workshops Felix 3, Paul 3, Cyril 3 (We suggest middle school)
1.00 - 2.00
Lunch
2.00 - 2.30
Rehearsals Felix 1, Paul 1, Cryil 1 (separate)
2.30 - 3.00
Rehearsals Felix 2, Paul 2, Cyril 2 (separate)
3.00 - 3.30
Overture and Finale rehearsals Felix 3, Paul 3 , Cyril 3 (all together)
5.00 - 6.00
(We suggest), barbecue or picnic dinner
6.00 - 7.30
BUSH XMAS Performances by students and invitations to their parents to dance

Price $1945 plus GST for three piece band, $1400 plus GST for two piece band

Bushwahzee Checklist
Here are some of the most common problems that we've encountered over the years.
So it would be good if you could check that........
(1) Hall for the morning show is available and has enough cleared space for the whole school to sit on the floor.
(2) Three separate venues for the workshops are available and are cleared. Hall, Library, Music Room or some other combination.
(3) School percussion instruments are in Felix's workshop venue.
(4) Each member of staff has access to a copy of the timetable and a copy is available for each band member.
(5) If our PA is located in an area with student access, that it be supervised during recess and lunchtime.
(6)Teachers know that the afternoon rehearsals are a rerun of the morning workshops. The final rehearsal has all three workshop 3 groups combin ed.
(7)If the evening show is to be at a different location, the band has a map to get them there and the venue is available 45 minutes before show time.
(8)The evening venue is set up prior to the performance. Ideally a cleared hall with room for the band in front of the stage or along one wall. Immediately in front of the band we need a performance space about 10m. wide and 15m. deep.Then another space the same size to allow the students to sit on the floor. Around this open area on three sides can be placed seating for the parents provided the hall has sufficient space. Otherwise some chairs for those who need to sit and the space behind the chairs left for people to stand. THE SEATS CREATE A HORSESHOE AROUND THE PERFORMANCE AREA.
(9) Any food being served be situated right away from the performance area, so as not to be distracting. Or alternatively the serving of food stops 10 minutes before the start of the show.
(10) For an outside show general lighting needs to be available for the evening venue. The lighting will be needed until the band has finished packing up.
(11)If decorating the evening venue don't put anything on the wall or stage behind the band. This is where we put our banner.
(12)HAY SHOULD NOT BE USED TO DECORATE THE HALL AS IT IS INCREDIBLY MESSY AND DUSTY AND MANY PEOPLE (INCLUDING OUR FIDDLER) ARE ALLERGIC TO IT.
(13) Payment, if possible, should be made on the day. Paul will contact the office during the day to get total numbers of students involved and finalise the invoice.
(14)The evening show normally runs for one and a half hours but may vary depending on the time taken to get the students up for there item and the audience's attention.