To become a member of Concert Commission, you must attend three consecutive meetings. General membership meetings are Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. in McGraw 165. Executive Board meetings, which also count toward your three meetings, are Mondays at 5:00 p.m. in Loft II in Willard Straight Hall. All new members must fill out new member cards which are available at every meeting. After your first meeting be sure to check off your name on the sign-in sheet at each meeting. To maintain your membership, you must attend at least every other meeting.
Rest assured, membership does have its advantages. Members have the privilege of getting to vote on who comes to Cornell and they can gain hands-on experience in all aspects of concert production and promotion. Members working the day of a show are extended further privileges, which include exclusive concert t-shirts for everyone and food*.
CCC Members have the privilege and responsibility of working at Concert Commission-sponsored events. Sign-ups for shows will be a week prior to the last meeting before the show. Index cards are distributed and members are asked to specify their top three crew choices for that show. We do our best to give everyone his or her choice of crew. If you help out on any projects or serve on a committee, we give crew preference to those members who have lent an extra hand between shows.
Our crews have earned us high esteem in the college concert production industry and make each show a great experience. There are 6 crews for each concert and all are made up of CCC general members. Each crew is led by the crew head(s), selected by the executive board for their experience and leadership. No experience is necessary to join a crew, so feel free to try a different crew each show. Note that the more involved you are with CCC (attending meetings, working shows, promoting, etc.), the more "karma" you'll have, which means you have a better chance of getting on the crew of your choice.
The box office crew is responsible for handing out all complimentary and reserved tickets, as well as meeting the press when they arrive. This crew also confiscates items not allowed in the venue and assists the box office with ticket sales.
The hospitality crew is responsible for the preparation and organization of the artist's dressing rooms and the CCC crew area. Hospitality ensures an ample supply of food and beverages for both the artist and the crew.
Runners are responsible for running errands necessary to produce the show and picking up necessary items such as tools and food. You must have a car to be a runner - mileage will be reimbursed.
Security crew members act as ushers, and ensure that no audience member is rowdy or does anything that might jeopardize the safety or enjoyment of the show.
The stage crew is responsible for setting up and breaking down the lighting, sound, and band equipment for the show. Stage crew members also operate spotlights, help the bands on stage, and secure crucial backstage and front-of-house security positions.
Ticket takers collect tickets and perform bag searches and pat-downs to confiscate illegal items (cameras, alcohol), expediting the concert-goers' safe and orderly entrance to the venue.
* Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served to Stage, Hospitality, and Runners crews