You Have Been Summoned For Electric Light Orchestra Duty

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lucasmgardner@gmail.com

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA SUMMONS

You are hereby notified that you have been randomly selected and officially summoned for Electric Light Orchestra duty. You are ordered to be on call to play with the Electric Light Orchestra beginning May 1st, 2015 and ending June 1st, 2015

WHAT THE ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA SUMMONS MEANS
Electric Light Orchestra service is an important public duty under British law. You will be asked to contribute musically in a live and/or in a studio setting with the Electric Light Orchestra. You will be one among several of your peers chosen for Electric Light Orchestra service and you will have an opportunity to influence decisions affecting the Electric Light Orchestra

WARNING: PLAYING IN THE ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA UPON BEING SUMMONED TO DO SO IS MANDATORY, UNLESS YOU ARE PROPERLY EXCUSED (SEE CRITERIA BELOW). YOU MAY BE COMMITTING A CRIMINAL OFFENSE PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF UP TO £1000 IF:
• You do not fill out and return attached forms within 10 days
• You miss an Electric Light Orchestra rehearsal, studio session or live show without good reason
• You are unfit to serve as an active member of Electric Light Orchestra because of drink or drugs

PLEASE CHECK ANY AND ALL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AT WHICH YOU ARE PROFICIENT:
▢ Lead vocals
▢ Backing vocals
▢ Acoustic Guitar
▢ Electric Guitar
▢ Bass Guitar
▢ Keyboards
▢ Drums
▢ Strings

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PLAY AT LEAST (2) OF THE INSTRUMENTS LISTED ABOVE AS A MEMBER OF THE ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA. IF YOU DO NOT PLAY AT LEAST (2) OF THE INSTRUMENTS LISTED ABOVE, YOU ARE EXPECTED TO LEARN BEFORE YOUR ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA DUTY. FAILURE TO LEARN (2) OF THE INSTRUMENTS LISTED ABOVE BEFORE YOUR SERVICE TIME MAY BE PUNISHABLE BY A FINE

BELOW YOU WILL FIND A LIST OF ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA SONGS CURRENTLY IN CONCERT ROTATION. YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO KNOW HOW TO PLAY THESE SONGS PROFICIENTLY PRIOR TO YOUR SERVICE DATE

• Evil Woman
• Showdown
• Strange Magic
• Livin’ Thing
• Alright
• Lonesome Lullaby
• Telephone Line
• Turn to Stone
• Just for Love
• Easy Money
• Mr. Blue Sky
• Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
• One Summer Dream
• Tightrope
• State of Mind
• Can’t Get It Out of My Head
• Moment in Paradise
• 10538 Overture
• Ordinary Dream
• Shine a Little Love
• Don’t Bring Me Down
• Roll Over Beethoven

YOU ARE EXPECTED TO COME PREPARED WITH (1) ORIGINAL SONG TO BE “TRIED OUT” DURING A COMING LIVE TOUR. BELOW, PLEASE FILL OUT THE NAME OF YOUR ORIGINAL ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA SONG AND TRANSCRIBE THE LYRICS. PLEASE ALSO FILL OUT THE ATTACHED PAGE OF SHEET MUSIC.

NAME OF MY ORIGINAL ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA SONG:
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LYRICS:
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USING THE SPACE BELOW, PLEASE DESCRIBE BRIEFLY WHAT YOUR ORIGINAL ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA SONG MEANS TO YOU AND SPEAK A LITTLE BIT ON WHAT INSPIRED IT:
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EXEMPTIONS
You may be exempt from Electric Light Orchestra duty if and ONLY IF you meet any of the following criteria:

1. You have already served as an active musician in the Electric Light Orchestra during the 24-month period prior to the date you are required to appear for this summons
2. You are over 103 years old
3. You are currently serving as an active member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra

If you believe you qualify for exemption from Electric Light Orchestra duty in accordance with the criteria listed above, and would like to be exempt from service, please explain why:
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YOU MUST PROVIDE HARD PROOF THAT YOU QUALIFY FOR EXEMPTION. SEE GUIDELINES BELOW:

1. A claim that you have already served as a member of the Electric Light Orchestra within the past 24 months must be backed up with a written note from a current member of the Electric Light Orchestra alongside whom you played at the time of your service as a member of the Electric Light Orchestra
2. Exemption as a result of age must be backed up with a hard copy of your birth certificate
3. A claim that you are actively serving as a musician within the London Philharmonic Orchestra must be proven by proving at least (2) of the following:
• A scan of your London Philharmonic Orchestra membership badge
• Video proof of your participation in the London Philharmonic Orchestra, such as footage captured at a live London Philharmonic Orchestra performance
• A written note from a current member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra alongside whom you play as a fellow active member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra

PLEASE RETURN THE ATTACHED FORMS WITHIN 10 DAYS.

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