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Melbourne Classical Music Appreciation Group Pages

ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



Do we buy our own tickets or pay via the group?

In regard to tickets, we usually buy our own as people tend to have different preferences about where they sit for a concert and how much they want to pay (there can be a huge variation in price). Also people buy their tickets at different times as they decide they’d like to attend a concert.

Can we sit together during a concert?

Some concerts are general admission and don’t have allocated seating and we often sit together for these. Also, as we meet other members and make friends within the group we often collaborate on buying tickets so that we can sit together.

Do we meetup before a concert? How do we find each other?

Except due to unforeseen circumstances (and the very large open air concerts), all of our events have a host and also a designated meeting place and time. So we usually meet before and after a concert (and sometimes during the interval as well), often going for coffee/drinks or a meal afterwards.

If you do happen to miss everyone before the concert, you should be able to find them at the meeting place afterwards.

It does make it easier to find each other at concerts and events if you have a recognisable photo of yourself in your profile and we also have a newly introduced treble clef badge (for a cost of $2 each) which will be available at many of the concerts.

What are my responsibilities when I RSVP?

Most of our events require a ticket - please buy your ticket before you RSVP. If you’re not quite sure you can come to the concert and don’t want to buy your ticket just yet, then it would be better to wait until you are sure before you RSVP.

If the concert is free or you intend to buy you ticket at the door, it is important to make sure you are quite committed to coming before you RSVP.

Your host will have your name on the attendance list, if you find yourself unable to come please let them know as well in advance as possible.

If no-one in the group sees you at the event then it is likely that your name will be removed from the attendance list or a no-show will be recorded.

Are there any fees for being in the group?

No, the group is quite free. The organiser pays Meetup $240 per year in admin fees and if you feel you would enjoy sharing in the costs please feel free to make a small donation. The sharing and the thought behind it would be most appreciated.

For the present payment year, ending on 7th July 2017, donations to 16th January come to $25 ~ thankyou so much for sharing! Donations for the last payment year came to $150.

Do I need to be an active member to remain in the group?

Every month or so, we are removing members who have not visited the webpage in over a year, as we are assuming that the group no longer reflects their interests. This is not meant to exclude anyone but to give a clearer picture of our true numbers and a better energetic feel to the group. Anyone who is removed would be most welcome to rejoin at any time!

Can anyone suggest a concert or an event, or is it only the organisers?

Anyone can suggest an event and we really appreciate information about interesting and quality concerts although it is recommended that you be a member for a few weeks and get a feel for the group first. If you would like to suggest an event there is a brief check list below.

Once you are done an organiser will take a quick look at it to make sure it meets the necessary criteria and if it does they can announce it to the rest of the group.

(If you know of an interesting concert that is free or discounted but don't feel like hosting it, we may be able to find a host for it and if not we can send out a group email to inform everyone.)

The main criteria for an event are that we have:

  • A host (wearing a treble clef badge is highly recommended!)
  • A designated meeting time and place for before and after the concert (Please be as clear as possible about where to meet)
  • Concert details e.g. venue, musicians, and program
  • Information about buying tickets including a link if there is one
  • The cost of tickets, including concession and student prices. (And a reminder, in bold, near the top of the page to buy tickets before RSVPing.)
  • Whether we are going for coffee/drinks or a meal after the concert, etc.
  • Also the host is responsible for answering questions and keeping in touch with those attending so it's important to make sure that your email settings allow you to be notified when someone leaves a comment or RSVP's for the concert.

It's a fun thing to play around with and doesn't take too long to get the hang of it! Ask one of the organisers if you like any help.

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