Bringing the Largest Performing Rock Band to Life!
Start date: 27 May, 2017
End date: 27 May, 2017
Canada Rocks 150 is a unique opportunity for participants to partake in a massive live rock band performance collectively with hundreds of passionate and talented musicians as we celebrate our great country’s 150th Birthday. As part of our mission, Canada Rocks 150 aims to set a Guinness World Record for the Largest Performing Rock Band!
Set to take place this summer in Toronto, Ontario, participants will rock out together performing a set-list of four iconic Canadian rock songs. This mass performance will be recorded with state-of-the-art audio equipment, cameras and drones. The recorded performance, both audio and video, will be edited in post-production and a highlight video will be released via social media on July 1st, 2017 - Canada Day, to mark Canada’s 150th Birthday.
Nature of the Project Reach
Our Performance Day is your exclusive chance to join a jam session and perform with hundreds of other Canadian rock-enthusiasts and create a music video of this unique experience celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday with the objective of the video going viral AND setting a new Guinness World Record for Largest Performing Rock Band!
Rain or shine, the Performance Day promises to be an exciting collaboration of singers, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists and drummers playing four iconic Canadian rock tunes set to take place in Toronto, Ontario.
With the assistance of some very talented Canadian Youtube musicians, instructional videos for each song for each instrument will be made available to our registered musicians in advance of the Canada Rocks 150 performance date. Musicians will arrive at Canada Rocks 150 with their own instrument (tuned as required), and prepared to play all four songs to be performed and recorded. Each song will be rehearsed twice as a collective group.
Our target goal is to gather a minimum of 1,500 musicians (vocalists, drummers, guitarists, bassists and keyboardists) in an attempt to crush the current official Guinness World Record of 953 participants (held by Beijing Contemporary Music Academy in Tianjin, China) and for our performance video (which will be released on Canada Day 2017) to reach 1 million views within its first 96 hours, all in celebration of Canada's 150 Birthday!
Available Committee Position Descriptions for Collaboration:
1. Production Manager: essentially second in command. Responsible for managing the different departments in planning and coordinating this event. This individual must have experience with large-scale event planning and have a passion both for music, charitable involvement and this country. Perhaps too unfair to ask all this of an individual volunteer, an event management company may be paid to handle this position.
2. Musical Director: in charge of all things music-related, including all sound production. This individual will be responsible for finding, planning, organizing and leading the composer, band leaders and all the musicians at the event. This individual will also oversee and sign off on the YouTube instructional music videos. This individual must have experience with large-scale musical production, have extensive musical knowledge and a firm grasp of sound production.
3. Sound Producer: will work with the musical director and record the best quality sound from the film day and mix and master this sound for the final video. This individual will be responsible for recruiting people to assist with this department, setting up all the instrumental microphones on film day and assisting the video producer with the sound for the final video. This individual needs to have experience with sound and musical recording, ideally works in a musical studio and has contacts/individuals in mind to help fill up this department. This individual will need to recruit other individuals to work as sound design, sound and light supervisor, head of service and coordinating, live digital recording, mixing and mastering, protocol engineer and midi specialist, technical support, light operators and technicians.
4. Project Advisor: will assist this project in more of a consultant role. This individual will use their experience with large-scale event planning as a means of knowledge and guidance to the core team and project as a whole. This individual should be able to answer questions from any core team member, regardless of department.
5. Fundraising, Donations & Admission: in charge of individual donations (as opposed to corporate sponsorship), musician admission and musician fundraising. This individual will be responsible for overseeing, organizing and following-up with musician admission payments, musician fundraising, musician refunds for those who fundraise, canvassing individual donations for the event and charity. This individual needs to have experience with fundraising, donation organization and collecting, and, as well, needs to have an understanding of the technical tools this project will be using, such as Giving Gateway and Beanstream.
6. Social Media: in charge of all things social media. This individual will be responsible for setting up all social media platforms (specifically Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google +, Youtube), organizing and maintaining the social medial platforms and continuously posting, sharing, linking, tweeting, etc. on all social media platforms to help spread the word about our event. This individual will not only have a firm grasp of all these platforms, but will have the flexibility and available time to work with/on them at various hours of the day, specifically during business hours.
7. Human Resources: with a core team and various department personnel, 1500 potential musicians and 200 potential film day volunteers, there will be a large amount of individuals working together to bring this project to life and conflicts are bound to occur. This individual will responsible for dealing with these internal conflicts, as well as all internal personnel issues, and even firings, that may arise through out this project. This individual must have experience in this field and is good with people.
8. Volunteer Recruiter/Coordinator: in charge of both the recruitment and coordination of all the volunteers on this project. It will this individual's responsibility to develop strategies for recruitment and deploy these strategies with the assistance of some of the other departments. Once recruited, it will be this individual's responsibility to assign the volunteer to the department that best suits their skills, experience and availability, while considering the needs of the different departments. This individual must have experience with recruitment, as well as experience working with, and hopefully, coordinating volunteers. Please note that once assigned to a specific department, each volunteer will report directly to that department leader, except for event day volunteers, which will report directly to this individual.
9. Musician Recruiter/Coordinator: in charge of both the recruitment and coordination of all the musicians on this project. It will be this individual's responsibility to develop strategies for recruitment and deploy these strategies with the assistance of some of the other departments. Once recruited, it will be the individual's responsibility, working along side the musical director, to name band leaders and assign musicians to each band leader. While it will be each band's leaders responsibility to supervise their musician team, this individual will oversee all musicians and deal with any musician-related issues that may arise. This individual must have experience with recruitment (generally) and managing musicians.
10. Technical Supervisor: will work along side the logistics department and is responsible for bringing all power needed to the venue on film day. This individual will be specifically in charge of creating a plan and implementing that plan to distribute power to the event, as well as putting together an order for all equipment needed. This individual will oversee all power at the venue and, as such, must be an engineer and have experience with large-scale events, preferably, music-related events.
11. Musical Choreographer: will work along side the musical director to choreograph the musicians, and perhaps even some (or all) of the volunteers, with each of the songs performed on film day. This individual will be responsible for coming up with eye-pleasing, relatively straight forward choreography to make our final video even better. This individual must have experience in the field, and any experience choreographing musicians is a plus.
12. Web Master: in charge of maintaining and updating our website. Once the website is built, a tutorial will be given to this individual on how to properly and quickly update our website with information, graphics, etc. as needed and as we get closer and closer to the film day, and subsequently, the video release day. This individual must have a basic understanding of WordPress and has experience with web mastering.
13. Band Leaders: will work along side the musical director and lead musician teams for each instrument: drums, guitar (lead and rhythm), bass, keyboard and vocals. Due to the large amount of musicians targeted for this event, there will be, at least, two band leaders for each instrument. Prior to the film day, and in anticipation of the event, band leaders will facilitate discussion with their musician team and answer any questions or concerns their team has. If the question or concern is something the band leader does not know, it will be their job to go to the right department to find out and report back the answer to their team. These individuals must have experience playing their instrument (minimum 5 years), teaching their instrument and performing live and must be able to read music, take musical direction and given musical direction, must be good with people and be able to provide positive feedback.