Looking Forward to The Program
We are looking forward to share our program with you and to make it a an experience which will be both enjoyed and remembered. We would like to emphasize a few details which would help us to provide you with the best possible experience.
Preparing your group for a Musical IQ program:
Because of the nature of our programs, which involve live group drumming and music, we follow a classroom/crowd management formula which ensures order and control throughout the program. A big part of maintaining a controlled and overall successful program environment is to ensure that we have support from teachers, counselors, parents, and other staff in ensuring that the program flows well and that the participants are able to follow the program instructions.
We strongly urge supervisors to work with us to ensure a high quality, fun and engaging experience.
Supervisors should be informed that there will be boundary markers laid on the ground, to help define the program space. The participants will be instructed to be seated behind the boundary lines. Supervisors should help ensure that the boundaries are honored, until we have the opportunity to introduce the program and demonstrate the decorum and program instructions.
We will also elaborate further on the day of the program.
Technical & Logistics:
1) Off-loading and Parking:
Please try and make accommodations for us to be able to offload our equipment and pack down after the program is complete. Because we will be bringing a large quantity of musical instruments and props for the program, we request that the easiest possible offloading point and elevators (freight or regular) be made available to us.
It is also very helpful for us to be provided a parking space in situations where parking is limited or difficult to find. If parking is unavailable and we need to pay for a parking space, we will submit receipts to you to cover the parking expenses.
For NYC programs, we request that parking expenses be covered. We will submit receipts to you for proof of payment.
2) Space Requirements:
A medium sized open space is best for our program (e.g. social hall, classroom, gym…etc). We strongly suggest that the space which is made available to us is clean, tidy, and quiet. Preferably a space which IS NOT shared by other activities and potential distractions.
* Children’s Programs: We do not require chairs for children’s programs. Our setup is designed to accommodate the children using the instruments on the floor.
* Teen and Adult Programs: The adult program format is flexible to use chairs or to be seated on the ground. If chairs or benches are going to be used, they should be arranged in a ‘U’ shape.
(Please contact us in advance to discuss the space and set up if you are unsure about the room or resources you have available. We can be reached on 201-735-9222)
3) Setting Up:
We prefer to set up the room and have everything ready before the program starts, without disturbance. The program begins as the audience enters the room. The impact of people walking into a room which is impeccably arranged is important to the process. We would appreciate any possible support in making this happen.
4) Sound System and Microphones:
We will be bringing our own sound system for the program, but in some situations – extra large group sizes or non conventional performance space – we may request that you provide a basic sound system (PA, microphones and speakers).
5) Working with you
We are aware that each program setting is going to be different. If you have a specific situation or space which requires special arrangements, we will do our utmost to accommodate you as best we can. Please feel free contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns at info@MusicalIQ.com or on 201 735 9222.