Compaq Big Band
The band holds 2.5-hour weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings in Marlborough, MA, and performs throughout the New England region, with most gigs being within a 2-hour radius of Boston. Average gig frequency varies from 1-2 gigs per month much of the year, with periods as busy as 3-4 gigs per month in the summer and holiday seasons. Attendance at most rehearsals and most gigs is required, with consideration given for business, family, and other music-related conflicts as they arise. The band is a nonprofit corporation ?compensation in the form of modest gig travel stipends is available.
Regular membership in the band requires attendance at most of the Wednesday night rehearsals in Marlborough, MA, and at most performances.
Gigs are generally scheduled within a 70-mile radius of Boston, MA, including the Greater Boston area, Southern New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Seacoast region, and the Greater Worcester, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island, regions. Occasionally the band may perform at a location a greater driving distance away from Boston, and in those cases, expenses for overnight accommodations are provided.
Gig frequency varies with customer demand, and currently averages one to two performances per month, with the summer concert season more demanding. Most gigs are scheduled for weekend nights, but weeknight performances do occur, with most of these scheduled during the summer months.
The band is a nonprofit organization that strives to keep its costs to clients down and maintain competitiveness in the market; however, compensation in the form of travel stipends and other gig expenses is negotiable.
Regular members are generally required to assist in stage teardown after every gig, and to periodically participate in stage setup.
Please direct responses and inquiries to Al Saloky at (603) 673-7683 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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