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Covington, LA
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It’s that time again! Christmas is just around the corner and so is our annual Christmas Concert.  This year’s concerts will be held as follows:

Covington & Mandeville campuses  : Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 at Fuhrmann Auditorium, 317 N. Jefferson St, Covington, LA. 

River Ridge Campus  : Saturday, December 21 and Sunday December 22 at St. Martin's Solomon Theater, 225 Green Acres Rd, Metairie, LA.

More details will be made available closer to the recital date. Please keep both days open as we will have multiple concerts from 8:30 AM through 8 PM (Saturday) and 12 PM-8 PM (Sunday). Your concert date and assignment will be announced in early December. All students are asked to sign-up no later than 11/8/2019Students who do not return the form by 11/8 will be unable to participate.  We are unable to make any exceptions to this deadline.

Regular lessons will not be held Saturday, December 14 (at the Covington/Mandeville Campuses) or Saturday December 21 (at the River Ridge campus) so that all may participate and enjoy the concerts.

Parents and students may invite as many friends, relatives, etc. as they wish.

Christmas is indeed a time of giving and a time to reflect and be thankful for all that we have been given.  In this spirit, LAAPA’s Faculty and Staff would like to ask that all parents, students, friends and relatives attending the Christmas Concert bring one of the following items to donate to families in need as admission to the concert: toy for a child (indicate boy or girl and appropriate age), diapers all sizes NB through 5, baby clothes all sizes to Toddler 3, baby and adult toiletries such as soap and shampoo, winter clothes (especially jackets used and in good shape), or check in any amount made payable to “Teresian Sisters’ Mission”. Please use only bags if you are wrapping them (do not wrap with paper and tape) as the Sisters distribute these according to the requests of the children in the mission and look at each gift.  These items will be collected by our staff the day of the concert and donated to the Teresian Mission run by the Teresian Sisters in Batesville, La Pryor, and Uvalde, TX. Please note that we are only able to accept donations on the days of the concerts at the venues. Donations will only be accepted the days of the concerts. Please do not drop off donations at our school locations. You may learn more about the mission that we support at https://www.laapa.com/mission.php!

Students who wish to participate in the concert must complete the form online no later than November 8th.  Each student may perform one piece per program of study (2 minutes in length or less).  Concert dress may be dressy casual or as formal as you wish.  For our young ladies, please choose dresses that are moderate in length and neckline with no open backs.  (If you are not sure please send a photo of dress for approval.)  

Instrumental and vocal students (voice, strings, guitar, wind, brass, etc.) will require accompanists. The accompanist fee is $35 whether the accompanist is the student’s instructor or the staff accompanist.  The staff accompanist will provide students with 2 rehearsals in addition to the performance on the day of the concert.  Rehearsals for students whose teachers accompany them will be within the lesson.  Should any parent/student feel that more time is needed with the accompanist, additional private coaching sessions are available at $35 per 30 minute session and may be booked at the Front Desk. 


School Campus / Recital Date Participating (select one):

Would you like to order a professional HD video recording of your performance? (digital download link will be emailed to the address provided on this form). See examples below of package options.

Video Package A Example - One camera angle, fixed position - 1080p

Video Package B Example - One camera angle, zoom in, edited with student name/piece - 1080p

Video Package C Example 1 - Two camera angles, multiple zoom ins, edited with student name/piece - 1080p

Video Package C Example 2 - Two camera angles, multiple zoom ins, edited with student name/piece - 1080p

By participating in the concerts this year, you are agreeing to the following terms:

I have read and agree to follow the above information/guidelines regarding participation in the upcoming Concert.

The school is hereby granted permission to take photographs, audio, and video of the student during the concerts to use in advertisements and other promotional materials the school creates. Video/Audio of all performances will be streamed live on the laapa.com website on the day of the concerts.

I authorize LAAPA to deduct accompanist fees needed from my account on file at the time this entry form is submitted. If an accompanist is required, I understand that LAAPA will call with rehearsal scheduling options. I understand that my performance time(s) will be assigned ASAP after registering and that all fees are nonrefundable.

If you’d like to use an alternate form of payment for the accompanist fee, or have any other concerns, please only complete this form in-person at the front desk.