We will most likely be running practice later than 9pm on that night. We will be in Beede for this Rehearsal.
--We will be working on the entrances
--Need to polish up as much of the songs as possible
--Sound and light checks will be happening
--Teddy will be there scoping out the Video stuff as well
David and I were thinking if everyone could bring a snack that would be great, nothing major like a bag of chips or something. Also make you bring plenty of water for yourselves as well. We will see you then 6 days and counting.
Final Set List in this order...........................
Current Music Masters
--In This Place
--Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas
Music Master Alumni
Coming in to We Wish
--I Hear a Voice
--In This Very Room
--Not to say Goodbye
--I Feel a Song
Break for Gift and Dedication
--Joy To The World
--Deck the Halls
--Carol The Bells
--Silent Night(with audience like we use to)
--Lord Bless with Mo Directing
Banquet/Potluck.........Darcy does not think Mo would last the Concert and a Banquet so we are dialing the banquet back. We still have food/drinks, but most is going to be a pot luck now, in the cafeteria. We are asking everyone to bring something. We are dividing out stuff by FIRST NAME as follows;
A-E-----------Drinks----Water and sodas
F-I------------Paper Products--------Plates, napkins, plastic silverware, etc..
J-R------------Food------Veggie platters, chips and dip, finger sandwich's, etc.
S-Z------------Deserts----Cakes, cupcakes, Fruit, etc...
We Will Still have some pizza provided by Sal at Straw Hat.
Donations/Gift...........In talking with Darcy they have a trip planned in July that they have received an extra week free with their timeshare because of a problem. So all they have is the Villa(room) so we will be buying the Plane Tickets, Car Rental, and all extra we will give them as a American Express Gift Card for food etc.. That being said we are going to keep the fundraiser going until that point so we can collect a lot more money. We have also had many people ask about donating at the concert so we are going to have a donation box with a sign letting people know exactly what it is for. This is important because most of the money we have now is being allocated to parts of the event. So donate when you can or more if you desire later. I will most likely add more after Christmas myself.
Video of event....................We have hired Teddy Gyi to shoot the concert. He cut us a very fair and reasonable price. He will be using multiple camera, capturing people arriving, maybe some interviews and a behind the scenes spot as well. He will Edited the whole thing, sync sound, etc... to give us a very professional product. DVD will be available to purchase for around $15-20. Still have some details to work on such as distribution and ordering of the DVD's More to come on this.
Pictures of the event...................We will have 2 or 3 people taking stills of the event. We will burn CD's and have them available for people as well. As of right now I don't really see it being a cost for people as we will do this ourselves. Maybe we will also try a online Google drive or something to pass them around too.
In the News.......The Contra Costa Times is doing a story on the event. The article should be in the paper on Friday 13, 2013, but check all week. We are also asking them if they can get one of the local News Stations to come by as well, fingers crossed.
Dedication.....................So the Choir room will be now shared by Jill Joseph and Mo. We are making new plaques for the outside doors as well as two plaques for Mo, one for the room and one for him. So on Jill's Plaque now It says She was the Heart of AHS, so we came up with this . We will make Mo's plaque say the same as hers expect change the years and change Heart to Soul. The outside Plaques will read "Jill Joseph and Ron Molina Choir Room" and below that will read " The Heart and Soul of AHS"...you can cry now we just about did.
Odds and ends
---Jeremy Newberry has donated a limo to pick up and drop Mo and Darcy
---We and purchased Mo and Darcy Real Flower Lei's
---I have ordered about 200 Lei's for the Singers and 400 for guests(will be here Monday)
---I have ordered a Guestbook for people to Sign(will be here Monday)
---We will be decorating the Cafeteria and Beede with Photos, trophies and Christmas decorations and will can use help, cleanup too. We will likely start at 8-9am on the concert day.
I am sure I missed something but here is what I have for now.
UPDATE...... DONATIONS ........We have started to take
off, Thank you all.Let's keep them
coming and let me tell you why.We have
a great opportunity right now.I had a
meeting with Teddy Gyi, for those who do not know him you will one day.Teddy is a Director and an AHS Alum.His movie "Refuge" will be coming
out soon, he has directed commercials, music videos and comedy shows. He is the
Real Deal.Anyway he and his business
partner came out to scope the job and are hopefully going to shot the whole
event for us.I am not talking a video
camera for Best Buy on a tripod.They
are talking multiple cameras and angles, sound sync, professional editing and
creating of DVD's.We would give Mo and
his Family a free copy as well as Sell them to everyone for about $15-20 for his
time.This will be buy at the store quality
work for what I hear them talking.This
is an excellent chance for us as this will be the Biggest and maybe Last Reunion
we will have and this will be a great way to keep this memory. Many of you who
have moved may not see Mo again or be able to make it to the event at all I
will setup a poll to see how many people would want copies, unfortunately we can't
base Teddy's Time, Rental equipment and help on sells of the DVD alone since we
don't know how much it would make, so we will need to pay him from our donation
fund.He is going to give us the very
best price possible once he checks on some rentals.We will do the sound recording so that saves
us and we have some video production students to help which also lowers our
costs.So let's keep the money coming
and make this happen.Please vote on the
polls.More Updates to come tonight and
Donations.........We are around $1200, I would like to double or even triple that amount. We have had at least 12 people give $50-$100 and many none. I know times are tough and Christmas is coming, but this is for Mo. He has touched all of our lives in a BIG way so please donate to help us give him the best we can. I don't care how much, $20 too much then $10, $5 or $1 but something please. Yes I have started the Guilt Trip, Ha Ha. I have put in my $20 as well so I am only asking if you can match it or a fraction there of. See you all tonight at rehearsal.
Send Money through Paypal to: Mo.Tribute@gmail.com
Mail Checks payable to Ron Molina to:
Kelly Davis 1922 Sharkon Ct. Stockton, Ca 95210
visit the link below..
Thanks and Lord Bless you and Keep You!!