As many of you know, we here at Crescendo Music Loft strive to build community through music in offering teens a space where they can gather in a safe and comfortable artistic environment in support of organic musical experiences.
As such we are pleased to report on the success of our increasingly popular monthly event “The Groove” which itself has spawned three supporting youth events:
- Uzo – a monthly teen leadership team
- Get Your Act Together – a monthly preparatory and musical training class for those not quite ready to perform at The Groove
- Uzo’s House Band – a supporting backup band for musicians/singers who want to rehearse and ultimately perform at the Groove with a live band.
Crescendo Music Loft remains committed in continuing its support of these events by providing space, heating and cooling, musical equipment, PA system, as well as ourselves – Sandy and Ted – onsite to assist and manage as necessary (even though Uzo is technically in charge of these events). Despite our best intentions in offering our resources at no charge, we find the rather ravenous appetites of the teens in attendance to be overwhelming to our operating budget! Sandy’s “southern manners” necessitate that we provide food and beverages to all attendees free of charge which has, unfortunately, become a bit of a strain. In short, sustenance has become a bit unsustainable (pun intended)!
Tentatively, our solution is to implement a proposed monthly fee structure (Groove Club season passes) of $25, $30, $35 which will cover food and drinks as well as free admission to The Groove and the three youth events described above and enrolling participants into “Uzo’s Club” as titled by our team leaders.
Your feedback is encouraged and greatly appreciated – please let us know what your thoughts and/or alternative suggestions might be so that we might find a way to continue providing these teen community events at the lowest possible cost to our hungry and talented youth!
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