Create a performance that participants will remember for the rest of their lives!
Most participants in your Music Studio probably won’t become professional musicians, but why not give them a chance to feel like one while performing on stage?! Creating a Signature Event helps participants look forward to an annual performance and gives them a goal to work towards while building their self-confidence and self-esteem. Whether it’s an Album Release Party, Awards Night, Talent Show, or Vocal Competition, help your participants dream big as they perform for their adoring fans!
Go big! – Create a signature event that involves your participants in something bigger than they ever thought possible. Here are some general tips for creating a memorable Signature Event:
Book a professional concert venue (e.g. House of Blues, Hard Rock, or local college auditorium)
Rent a red carpet, staging, sound system, and lighting
Secure corporate sponsors and special guest performers
Document the special occasion by hiring professional photographers and videographers
Create awards and custom swag (e.g. t-shirts, posters, etc)
Create a buzz promoting your event in the press and community
Get support from other program departments
The Dance Team could choreograph a dance routine and perform on stage
Visual Arts participants can design a flyer or custom T-Shirts
Teen Center members pass out invitations or help with the setup/teardown of equipment
Invite everyone! Plan for EVERYONE in your organization to attend
Rent buses so all youth members at your organization can attend
Staff members chaperone participants in the audience
Invite everyone – administrative staff, board members, friends, and family
Pick a family-friendly day/time to make it easy for people to get there
Make sure the venue has parking or public transportation
Include donors, sponsors, foundations, and program partners. Highlight how their contributions and support made the night possible.
Prepare! In addition to the logistics discussed above, be sure to:
Avoid schedule conflicts. Coordinate with your organizational staff to make sure you choose a date/time free of other program or event conflicts.
Develop a rehearsal schedule so participants are confident on stage