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Summertime Tours & Sizzling Best Photo Competition

monnickendam 30 5.2014 USSO orchestra performanceThe OneStage office is busy preparing for our summer music groups departing to all corners of Europe. With approximately 200 concerts taking place during just this one month, our amazing ops team and concert organiser Sarah, is working on the final publicity touches.

We wish you all a successful tour and hope for great weather and appreciative audiences at all of your performances.  If you would like to stay in touch and see who is out and about, then follow us on Twitter @onestageUK or ‘like’ the OneStage Facebook page.

Don’t forget to send us links to your blogs too.

We will all be out of the office at some point during the summer, seeing various ensembles in action or polishing up on our tour managing skills. We are extremely lucky to have a wonderful group of linguists in the office with a passion for music. We extend a huge welcome Laura Ruiu-Patrick and Barbara Litynska, who bring with them yet more valuable music and travel experience especially in Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Poland.

If you email us your photos then we will do our best to add them to our facebook page throughout the summer and will even consider using them on our destination pages on the website.  In fact, we would like to offer some prizes for the best photos of your ensemble performing on tour, with one £250.00 first place prize and two runners-up prizes of £75.00 each, to spend at a music shop of your choice.

A few handy hints for those of you who are thinking about packing for tour:

  • Don’t forget to stock up on instrument supplies like reeds, spare strings. Try Prozone Music
  • Instrument insurance – check your existing policy is valid before you go and exactly what it covers.
  • Check the expiry date of your passport. There have been lengthy delays issuing renewals.
  • EHIC cards will save you money if you need to visit a GP or hospital but they do need renewing, so again, check the expiry date on the card.
  • Sun cream, sun hats, sun glasses and pegs for outdoor concerts
  • Let’s hope umbrellas will not be required!
  • Stay in touch with the FCO website –




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