LVPAC Gala with B.J. Thomas
LAS is slated to perform as the “backup band” for renowned 60s and 70s singer B.J. Thomas. The rehearsal and performance schedule will be similar to what LAS did in 2017 for the Indigo Girls gala and in 2016 for the Judy Collins gala. That is, just two Tuesday evening rehearsals, plus an afternoon dress rehearsal on the day of the performance:
Rehearsals on Tuesdays August 28 and September 4, 2018, from 7:15 to 9:45 p.m., and on Saturday afternoon September 8, probably at 2 or 3 p.m. Performance on Saturday evening September 8, probably at 8:45 p.m. Concert call time 8:15 p.m. These rehearsals and the concert will be at the Bankhead Theater.
2018–2019 Season Overview LVPAC Gala: Saturday September 8, 2018. Pops concert: Friday October 26, 2018, at 8 p.m. Family concert Saturday December 1, 2018, at 3 p.m. Formal concerts: Saturdays December 1, 2018, at 8:15 p.m.; February 23, April 13, and June 1, 2019, at 8 p.m.; dress rehearsals Thursdays — Nov. 29, Feb. 21, April 11, May 30, at 7:15 p.m.
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East Avenue Middle School, 3951 East Avenue, Livermore CA (parking lot is in front of the school)
The music room at East Avenue is the usual rehearsal site, but there may be changes if, for example, school activities conflict with orchestra rehearsals. Tuesday rehearsals during concert week, dress rehearsals, and concerts are at the Bankhead Theater of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.
Regular Tuesday evening rehearsals (7:15–9:45 p.m.) usually begin in late August, to prepare for a Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center gala in September. Rehearsals follow until early December for a pops concert, family concert, and formal concert. Rehearsals recommence in early January and continue for concerts in February and April until the final concert of the season in early June, except there is no rehearsal in the week immediately following a concert.
There is a dress rehearsal on the Thursday evening prior to each major concert. The formal concerts are on Saturday evenings.
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore (stage entrance is on Railroad Avenue; so is the parking garage)