Question – May I use my SCCCA Membership Pass to attend a concert somewhere else?
Answer – In many instances you may. Many Community Concert Associations—including SCCCA—participate in “Reciprocity”, accepting any current CCA Membership Pass for admission. Sometimes there is an additional charge; sometimes one must wait until most local Members have been seated. One should phone the contact-number in advance to avoid disappointment.
Question – How does one learn about concerts elsewhere?
Answer – The Live on Stage Northwest Representatives send SCCCA a list of the participating CCAs in Idaho, western Montana, Washington, Oregon, and northern California and their Live on Stage-affiliated concerts; sometimes additional concerts are also listed. The 2017-18 lists are now posted on our Membership page. See the Resources Page for lists. We will post the current lists as they become available to us.
Question – What about other areas?
Answer – Reciprocity is available in many areas, but we do not receive information except as mentioned.
See the Resources Page for lists. We will post the current lists as they become available to us.
Question – Why does SCCCA need my e-mail address?
Answer – To send out last-minute information without undue stress on our Volunteers. We can let a lot of Members know quickly of an added concert or of some change in the schedule. We will not share your email or USPS address with others.
Question – How are the artists chosen?
Answer – Final decisions are made by the Board sometime after September for the following season – about a year before the first concert of a season. Members recommend artists, we review artists chosen by the Northwest Performing Arts Council and similar groups, we review performances on YouTube and other internet sources, review CDs when available, and get information from a few producers and agents. In September each year Live on Stage representatives show clips of their selected artists who will be touring in the Northwest.
We choose from those artists within our budget and whose acts can be accommodated in our venues and on suitable dates.
Question – Can a member who isn’t on the Board help select the artists?
Answer – Certainly. Send your name and other information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONCERT DATES AND TIMES:
Question – When are concerts? How are the dates and times chosen?
Answer – Generally the concerts are Sunday matinees beginning at 2:00 pm. Sometimes an artist will give us a choice of dates but frequently we have little latitude as artists and agents develop schedules in the Northwest. Our goal is to avoid having concerts during times of unpredictable weather. We also strive to avoid other scheduled entertainment in the Silver Valley. There are occasional weekday evening concerts, generally beginning at 7:00 pm.
INDIVIDUAL ADMISSION TO CONCERTS:
Question – What is the current policy on admission to single (individual) concerts?
Answer – Individual admission for adults are available at the door shortly before a specific concert. The fee is presently $15. Students through high school are admitted without charge, though we request that those under 12 be accompanied by an adult. We do not have advanced sales of individual admissions.
Seating is on a first come-first choice basis as seats are not numbered or otherwise identified.
Question – Are all the concerts now Sunday matinees?
Answer – No; in some instances an ensemble is not available on Sunday and that concert will be in the evening, usually during the week, usually beginning at 7:00 pm.
Question – Are all the concerts handicapped-accessible?
Answer – Yes; all the venues we use either have doors at grade level or have ramps to the main floor and all have restrooms on the main floor.
Question – But there are stairs to the bleacher-seats at Wallace High School.
Answer – Space in front of the bleachers is reserved for wheelchairs and portable seating for those using walkers or otherwise unable to use the stairs. It is somewhat similar at other venues.
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