Reunion: Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear in the reunion concert?
If you still have Slav concert wear from your time in the chorus, please bring that. If not, a simple black skirt (preferably long, or worn with black tights or leggings) and a plain white (or embroidered) top will be just fine. (If you have extras of anything, and don’t mind sharing with friends, please feel free to bring them along.)
Is it too late to take advantage of the hotel block rates?
Yes, unfortunately, to take advantage of the hotel block rates, you had to have called by the end of February. However, the same hotels where we had the blocks are still good, walkable options, and spaces can free up at the last minute. (Please check directly with local hotels to make any arrangements.) Also, some attendees may be looking for roommates – if you’d like to work something out with another Slav, let us know, and we can put you in touch with each other.
Is it too late to order reunion merchandise?
It is too late to pre-order shirts, but we will have plenty of additional t-shirts and other merchandise for sale at reunion! (If you pre-ordered, there will be one set aside in your name.) Tee shirts are $15. They are unisex shirts in standard sizing (small, medium, large, x-large).
When will I find out if my small group can perform in reunion?
Interest in performing in small groups has been overwhelming —we received far more small group interest than we can accommodate in the reunion concert. That said, we want as many people to be able to participate as possible. We are encouraging all interested parties to form small groups of at least 5 people so that as many people can sing as possible. We will have informal small group auditions on Saturday to decide which groups will perform in the concert. Additionally, there will be opportunities for groups to sing informally throughout reunion. Among others, there will be some time during the Saturday evening party for those small groups that we cannot fit into the concert program to perform a song before Orkestar BAM! plays their set.
Can I sing in multiple small groups in the reunion concert?
Sorry, no. We received so much interest in small groups that we won’t even be able to accommodate everyone as it is. We ask that everyone be understanding as we try to give everyone an opportunity to share their favorite songs and we apologize that time constraints mean that every small group cannot perform.
What if I expressed small group interest but never received an email? How should I proceed?
Due to the overwhelming amount of small group interest, we have been unable to send out personalized emails to all those who have expressed interest. That does not mean that you cannot perform–it just means that the task of contacting you all individually proved too ambitious for the reunion planning team. To the extent that it is feasible, we ask that you form large small groups to accommodate as many alums as possible. If you are currently in a tiny group (anywhere from 2 to 4 people) and would like to be put in contact with other alums from your slav generation to discuss enlarging your group, email us and we’ll put you in contact! Otherwise, please prepare a song with your intended group and we will do our best to accommodate everyone at small group auditions.
Where can I find audio files and sheet music for the songs we will be performing?
We have set up a folder that includes all the recordings and sheet music for the songs we will be performing this year! Please take some time before the reunion to prepare your part as best you can so that rehearsal time can proceed as efficiently as possible.
Will childcare be provided?
Yes! We are still working on that and details will follow shortly. We know that this is a concern for many of you and apologize that we have not finalized it yet. Please know that you can definitely count on there being childcare at the very least during rehearsal times. We will send out an email when more information becomes available.
What if I have more questions?
As always, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll reply as soon as possible. (And, if your question is of general interest, it may inspire us to update the FAQ!