UPDATED: April 26, 2022

Thank you for working with us!

We are honored we get a bit of your time and talent with Give 5 Productions and / or Sublimelight Studios. We hope to work with you for years to come!

We have very high standards that help exceed clients' expectations and maintain high company morale + repeat business. We take pride in what we do! WOOT!

Please read the below policies, expectations and clarifications. We always invite kind, constructive feedback from you at any time.

Keep our Office Admin posted with questions. office [at]


Julia Tobey
Give 5 Productions & Sublimelight Studios



At no time are you considered an employee. You are an Independent Contractor with us. You will get a 1099 from Gusto early each New Year if you make over $600 with us.



Please be sure to be prepared for every gig, rehearsal or class.

Gig details are available in DJEP - -  and will be automatically emailed to you as well. Let us know if you need your logon details.

Please be sure to ACCEPT or DECLINE gigs in DJEP as soon as you receive a hold email from us.

Communicate to your leaders well in advance of the date if you need assistance.


Gig or class ATTIRE, appearance

Be well groomed! Be sure hair, beards, makeup, attire, fingernails, etc. are ready to go for your date(s).


Please arrive to gigs looking nice, even if loading in for sound check. Please wear all black to sound check. No overly tattered clothing, ripped tee shirts, etc.

It is of utmost importance your gig attire is pressed and clean.

Band members are asked to wear nice black and white cocktail attire onstage:

  • crisp white button up long sleeved shirt

  • black pants, black suit jacket, black tie, black socks and black dress shoes

  • black tie. Bowties or straight ties are fine.

Effective Sept 1, 2021: band members will be docked pay if onstage attire is not presentable. (wrinkled, dirty, etc.)


AV technicians are asked to wear a G5P "uniform" during load-in and during gigs.

  • G5P black tee shirt -OR- G5P NAME TAG (can layer with own coat for outdoor gigs)

  • black pants that look nice, comfortable but professional shoes (ideally black)

If you are teaching with us, please wear appropriate attire and look nice and professional. No expletives on tee shirts, inappropriately low cut tops or high cut pants, etc.



Utmost professionalism is expected at all times.

Be careful not to swear, arrive on time or early for all call times, etc.

Please direct all questions to your onsite manager. Please do not ask the planner or client any questions directly.  i.e. "Hey Guest of Honor, could you get me a chair and do you know the WiFi code?"  In front of the client: "What's the set list again?"  Seriously, Julia's head will explode.  :)

Be aware when the client is nearby and be on your best behavior, yes - even in the green room.

Be polite, be grateful. To everyone please.



  •  All personnel is expected to self manage, there is rarely a Stage Manager onsite.

    • i.e. The schedule says Doors are at 7 pm and Cocktail Trio should be playing. Cocktail Trio should not wait for someone to tell them to get to their places. They should be standing by, in place five minutes prior. Same with coming back from breaks, etc.

  •  Clean up your own shizz.

    • i.e. When done with your meal, bus your own plate. When done with a gig, make sure you have gotten all your personal belongings.



We pay Independent Contractors twice a month through Gusto.

When you work with us, you will be invited to Gusto where you can securely enter your SSN, mailing address, checking account information, etc.

Payments can take a few days to hit your account and national holidays can delay a pay date as banks are closed.

In each New Year, Gusto will email you a 1099. You can also log on to your Gusto account at any time to access past payment totals, tax documents, etc.

All gigs, classes in DJEP or the Sawyer app are automatically paid by us twice a month.

If you performed a one-time service for us, please be sure to email a detailed invoice to our Office Admin.

If you require a reimbursement for a pre-approved expense, please email a photo of any and all receipts to our Office Admin.

If you are being paid for rehearsals with us, that pay will hit after your first gig with us. 




Please direct all music related questions to your Section Leader. It is imperative you have the correct charts loaded on your tablet prior to rehearsals, gigs. Printed hardcopies are discouraged.

Be sure to strike instrument cases, clothing, backpacks etc. to the green room well before the event is open to guests. Make your bandstand look nice and organized.

If you are issued costume pieces from G5P at a gig, please be sure to return them to where you found them in the green room or to the on-site Gig Manager. 
It is unacceptable to take them off and leave them where ever.

Please arrive 30 minutes earlier than the rest of the band to set up your kit. If the band is called at 4 pm for sound check, please be sure you are loading in at 3:30 pm. The sound engineer needs extra time to mic all your drums.


And for God's sake, have good time!

Again, please keep us posted on how we can support you! Thanks for working with us and taking the time to read this.