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Travel Fee $

Will any of the performance take place outside?

Select ensemble and length of booking.

Select specific instrumentation.

Cost of Ensemble $

Columbia River Strings (CRS) Terms of Service

I. Musician Responsibilities

  1. Dress in elegant black attire (tuxedos on request only).
  2. Arrive early enough to set up and start at the designated time.
  3. Perform music from our repertoire chart for the time period defined.

II. Music Selection

  1. Any music may be selected for the appropriate ensemble from the CRS Repertoire chart. Music selected from the repertoire chart must be finalized 7 days in advance of the event date.
  2. Any songs/pieces not on our repertoire list must be requested at least one month in advance of the event date, and confirmed by CRS.
  3. One new request can be arranged for $50. Additional requests can be arranged for $75 each.

III. Payment

  1. A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due to reserve your event date. This $100 is paid toward the total cost of services.
  2. Remaining balance for the ensemble, travel fees (if applicable), and music request fees (if applicable) are due 7 days in advance of the event date.
  3. Payment can be made via our online booking form. Credit cards accepted are Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.

IV. Cancellation fees and refunds

  1. Fee for cancellation 14 days or less prior to the event: 50% of the remaining balance for services, for cancellation the day prior or the day of the event: 100% of the remaining balance for services.
  2. If the contracted ensemble is incomplete for any reason, purchaser will be refunded for the number of absent musicians.

V. Changes in event time or location.

  1. Any change of time, date, or venue must be communicated to CRS by email, as soon as possible. If CRS is not able to perform due to a change of time, date, or venue, the cancellation fees defined in section IV will apply.

VI. Outdoor Events

  1. Musicians must be seated in full shade.
  2. If there is any precipitation (rain, mist, snow), shelter must be provided such that our instruments do not get wet.
  3. The performance space must be safe from hazards that may damage our instruments. These include, but are not limited to falling objects (fruit, branches) or in the case of strong wind, other debris that may damage our instruments.
  4. If the temperature is below 55 degrees or above 95 degrees fahrenheit, CRS musicians may opt not to perform outside.
  5. If CRS musicians are unable to perform due to any of the above mentioned conditions, refunds will not be issued.

VII. Provisions

  1. A sturdy, armless chair is required for each musician.
  2. Minimum space requirements are as follows: 10' x 10' for string quartet, 8' x 8' for a trio, 6' x 6' for a duo, 5' x 5' for a soloist.
  3. If you are hiring a pianist, a piano must be on site, in its proper place. Purchaser is also responsible for ensuring that the piano is in good working condition and tuned properly.
  4. The performance area must be well lit enough to read music from a distance of 3 feet.

VIII. Breaks

  1. For events longer than 1.5 hours, musicians are granted 10 minutes break time per hour. Musicians may take thier break in one long break if desired.

IX. Overtime and Holidays

  1. Overtime will be billed at a rate of $50 per half-hour per musician with a minimum time of one half-hour. Payment for overtime must be made at the conclusion of the overtime period.
  2. Depending on the schedule of the musicians, it is not guaranteed that overtime will be possible.
  3. Rates will be augmented by $75 per musician for bookings on the following days. Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, July 4th.

By checking this box, I accept the terms of service.

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