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5th Avenue Holiday Open Streets

Date: Sunday, December 3, 2023

Call Time: 11:30am

Call Location: 712 5th Avenue (Entrance on 56th Street between 5th and 6th)

At 12:00 pm SHARP, a talent handler will walk us to our performance area. You MUST be at our green room location and checked in before this time!

Musicians: you will be carrying your instrument, music and stand (optional) to our performance location. If you have a free hand, please assist the drumline by carrying their stands and/or music!

Truck duty: Color Guard

Call Location:

712 5th Avenue (Entrance on 56th Street between 5th and 6th Ave)

  • This is our Green Room space. You will receive your credentials and have the option of leaving your personal belongings here, unless you want them on the truck.


  • CLOSEST AND EASIEST:  E/F train to 53rd/5th and walk North
  • 2ND BEST: M trains to 57th St and walk East 
  • 3RD BEST: N/R/W train to 59th/5th St and walk South
  • Be sure to check the MTA website for service changes and the MTA Live Map before you leave home!
  • PARKING: Find street parking. Note that 5th Avenue will close at 10am from 48th to 59th Street.

Performance Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm on 5th Ave between 52nd & 54th Street.

  • First set: 12:30-1:00
  • Break: 1:00 – 1:30
  • Second set: 1:30 – 2:00
  • Black jeans/pants and black or purple jacket/sweater/hoodie of your choice (band jackets welcome)
  • Footwear of your choice
  • Band-supplied purple scarves and purple Santa hats
  • Feel free to deck yourself with all the glitter, tinsel, and lights your heart desires!
The 2023 marching set:
  1. As It Was
  2. I Wanna Dance With Somebody
  3. Don’t Stop The Music
  4. Montero
  5. Good 4 U

Bonus Tracks
  1. Yeah!
  2. 34th Street Chorale
  3. I Say A Little Prayer
  4. Any Way You Want It
  5. Feel It Still
  6. I’m Still Standing
  7. Mickey
  8. Roar

Holiday Tunes
  1. Deck the Halls
  2. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
  3. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  4. Santa Baby (with the ending cut)

More About the Music:

  • Put your music into a flip-folder (and don’t forget to bring a lyre)
  • Make sure you have a new QBAC logo placard in front of each of the 5 pieces in the marching set.
  • This is a stand-and-play performance. You are welcome to bring a music stand if you’d prefer.
  • All music, including the holiday music, will be available at the gig


  • Available in our Green Room space. 


More About the Green Room:

  • Our green room is on a shared open floor that will not be locked, but it is monitored by the building. Please refrain from bringing expensive or meaningful items, or keep your belongings on the truck during the gig.
  • The green room closes at 6p. If you stay to explore 5th Avenue after our performance, you must have all your things out of that building before 6pm!
Due to the security in our green room for this event, we absolutely need an accurate list of names for this gig. If you are not on this list and are planning to attend, please click here and change your RSVP status in Chorus Connection.

Drum Major 2

  • Kory Flores
  • Marita Begley

Color Guard 6
  • Andromeda Rodriguez
  • Dana Robbins
  • Deanna Kelley
  • Elizabeth Carmichael
  • Gillian Fertig
  • Margaret Stone

Fliccolo 15
  • A. Gail Bier
  • Ceylan Swenson
  • Emma Collins
  • Gabrielle Johnson
  • Jordan Goddard
  • Katerina Watson
  • Kristen Marte
  • Marina Sneider
  • Matt Tobin
  • Mel Tortorella
  • Mercedes Li
  • Nicole Gutman
  • Nora Neus
  • Patrice Mustaafaa
  • Sydney Hayes

Clarinet 8
  • Allison Su
  • Christine Lee
  • Jenn Simons
  • Julian Lander
  • Louisa McMurray
  • Nicholas Bianchi
  • Randi Shimsky-Agosto
  • Steven Lewis

Saxophone 10
  • Courtney Buzzell
  • Erin Burns
  • Justin Carlson
  • Leah Singerman
  • Raphael Anastasiadis
  • Steve White
  • Steven Elinson
  • Dovan Blake tenor
  • Krystle Richardson tenor
  • Steve McLure tenor

Trumpet 5
  • Caroline Myers
  • Jason Gilbert
  • Kimberly Engel
  • Morgan Lozano
  • Sarah Read

Mellophone/Horn 5
  • Christopher Jones
  • Helene Utterback
  • Karisma Hishikawa
  • Paige Chang
  • Sorrel Ann Alburger

Trombone 7
  • Abegail Delgado
  • Allyson Kloster
  • Clayton Walker
  • Katie Heinemann
  • Sarah Gerton
  • Shiana Mainarich
  • Sylvia Espinoza

Low Brass 6
  • Olivia Daidone bari sax
  • Danila Noble baritone
  • Eric Rouda baritone
  • Matthew Wise baritone
  • Maggie Broughton sousa
  • Will Smithson sousa

Drumline 9
  • Jay Nerger
  • Justin Le snare
  • Sarah Taylor snare
  • Zo Holmes snare
  • Andrew Berman quads
  • Cecil May quads
  • Eva Smith bass
  • Erin Clayton cymbals
  • Billy Jiang aux

Crew 5
  • Billy Aikens
  • Fred Gutman
  • Christina Ruiz
  • Jason Cannon
  • Kyle Lefeber
  • David Rodriguez