Hi Everyone, this event (Join Dupont Circle Sypmhony OFFICIALLY!) is functioning as a tracking tool to see how many people want to continue to play with DCS after 10/1, when we swtich to the dues model. The date is arbitrary -- there is NO rehearsal on Ocotber 1.
Meet-up closed my first event (apparently events on here can't be on-going), so I've set this one to be open into October. By that point we'll have a dues system in place and won't need an event to track official membership. Could the folks who joined the first event join this second one? That would be much appreciated...
This "event" is to track the musicians that plan to continue to play with Dupont Circle Symphony after 9/28. Starting in October all DCS members will need to pay minimal dues (see details below) so we can afford our new, much larger rehearsal space!
We are moving to Church of the Holy City at[masked]th Street NW! This is a few blocks south of where we meet now and closer to the Dupont Circle metro.
The rehearsal space will be significantly bigger than the room at Larry's Lounge and will allow us to accommodate all of the new players we've been getting lately.
Church of the Holy City will provide chairs, but we will still need to bring music stands.
The cost of the new space is $30/rehearsal ($720/year). This is very reasonable, but a change for our group since Larry's Lounge was free.
The only other expense our group has is the DCS Meet-up page/group ($120/year), so all together we're looking at total expenses of $840 per year for the Dupont Circle Symphony. What this means is that we'll need to start charging minimal dues (which we'll probably do online through the Meet-up page). We're looking at a maximum cost of about $60 per person per year if we only get 15 people to commit. Given that we have 70+ people in our meet-up group, I anticipate the cost per person being significantly less. The more people we get on board, the less the dues per person. It's that simple!
So, we would like to invite everyone to join us in the new rehearsal space on Wednesday, September 28 (no dues required). Come check out the space, enjoy all of the new elbow room, and see what you think. We'll ask everyone that wants to continue with the group to pay dues before our first October rehearsal.
As for rehearsals after 9/28, I will create a meet-up event specifically for officially joining Dupont Circle Symphony and we will use this as a way to track the players that will continue playing with us and thus will be paying dues.
If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope most of you can make the next rehearsal. We are so excited for this next step for our group and what this means for the next year. Thank you to everyone that has played with us this first year.
Looking forward to an exciting year together!