The arrangements and the charts were done in October. The players and technical crew were also confirmed in October. The hall was booked in June. Personal practice has been ongoing throughout most of November for the players. Two full band rehearsals, also in November. Scheduling and booking the sound system, lighting system, stage piping and fabric and multimedia was done over the past few months. Posters, website, invitation cards.
Twelve days remain before the main event. A little more work needs to take place on the multimedia component of the program. Stage setup, load-in and test of all the equipment takes place the day before the concert. Then the final dress rehearsal coupled with the actual presentation.
So much work. And so much fun. Christmas is a wonderful time of year.