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Payment to bands is based on one specific qualification: availability. Basically, the band is hired by Starbucks for musical performances at a interval that the director decide upon. FIRST APPEARANCES ARE NOT PAID SHOWS (Some exceptions can be made, although prior authorization is required)!! Usually payment will begin after the second performance. It is determined by crowd repsonse and director's opinion/ discretion. ALL groups are given an opportunity for a first performance.

Payment scales are as follows:

Solo: $50-$100
Duo: $100-$150
Trio & more $150

ALL paid groups will be held to a commitment of playing once every five weeks. This is not optional, unless prior arrangements have been made. If this agreement is broken, payment will stop immediately.

Exceptions to these rules CAN be made. But, it must be discussed with the director before the first performance.

Thank you.