The New Rainbows is the first real “band” I’ve been in. I played in a flute quartet while in school, but we never really tried to promote ourselves professionally (we were all too busy with school at the time).
It’s been a lot of fun and a learning experience for me to promote our duo. There were a lot of expenses I hadn’t really anticipated, but that I recognized as investments and money well spent.
Here are the expenses we’ve incurred in the past couple months. I’ll leave out the details for modesty’s sake, but you can still have an idea of the cost.
- Skirt (for me)
- Shirt and tie (for him)
- Rainbow accessories
- Makeup (for me)
- Printing (posters + programs)
- Reception snacks
- Mozart, Flute Quartet K.285
- Piazzolla, Libertango
- Assad, Circulo Magico
- Bach, Arioso
- Poulenc, Sonate
- Giuliani, Grand Duo Concertant, Op. 85
- Bozza, Trois Pieces
- Printing (flyers)
- Custom thank you cards
- Business cards
- Rampal/Stern/Rostropovich recording of Mozart flute quartets
Not to mention all the time spent designing, promoting, and rehearsing. But I genuinely love doing all of that stuff, so I don’t mind. And I know it’ll pay off later