Though we have played together many times before, both in orchestras and as a duet, this Saturday's ball was our first gig as Vivace Violins. As a result we packed and displayed as many of our brand new business cards as we could fit in our violin cases. Tash arranged them delicately all over our performance space, while I manhandled our music stands into place. We'd had to barter for them from the Ceilidh band - we'll definitely bring our own next time....
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Being placed next to the food was a mixed blessing. On the up-side, it was where all the ball guests most wanted to be, so we had a good audience. On the downside, our hour-long slot was at 8pm, so we could only watch jealously as others munched cupcakes, brownies, sausage rolls and the like. Other than that, everything went well: our music was only knocked off the stands twice and we did eventually get hold of some cupcakes.
The ball itself was a tremendous success, raising over £5,000 for the charity Right to Play. It was excellent to see the Hawks and Ospreys Committees pulling together to put on a great bash, especially one raising so much money for charity. We were both pretty sad to leave at the end, but as former members of the Ospreys Committee ourselves, excited to see the committee doing so well.
If anyone you know is having a wedding or a party that's just crying out for Vivace Violins to be there, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tash's number above or 07738 182638.