Brescia Ball and Wine & Cheese are a very big deal every year at Brescia. With the ticket sale coming up on December 3rd, it is time to get ready. Here is the BUCSC’s complete guide to planning your Brescia Ball weekend, and preparing for the ticket sale!
One of Brescia’s greatest traditions is the annual Brescia Ball and Wine & Cheese, so students were thrilled when this year’s Lookbook came out to promote this fabulous weekend. This year, the Wine & Cheese will honor Brescia’s centennial, while the Brescia Ball will be a night of mystery, a Masquerade Ball. Attendees are not required to wear masks, but it is highly recommended!
The Wine & Cheese will kick off the weekend on Friday January 18th from 7:00pm to 11:00pm in Brescia’s own Mercato. Attendees will receive two drink tickets, cost included in the price of their admission ticket, upon arrival. The following evening, Saturday January 19th from 6:00pm to 12:00am, the Brescia Ball will be hosted at London’s Brookside Banquet Centre. Shuttles will run between Brescia’s campus and the venue during the night.
Ticket sales will be on Monday morning, December 3rd. Sales will start at 10:00am in the St. James Auditorium.
Here is a handy chart for ticket prices:
|Brescia Students||Non-Brescia Students|
|Brescia Ball and Wine & Cheese||$65||$70|
|Brescia Ball only||$55||$60|
|Wine & Cheese only||$15||$15|
The ticket sale will accept cash, debit, and credit this year. However, there will be a 2.65 percent processing fee on card exchanges.
The ticket sale date is going to be busy, so it is best to come ready with everything you need. Brescia students will need to fill out forms with their student number, phone number, and email, and non-Brescia guests will need to include contact emails as well. You may purchase tickets on behalf of other people, but you will need to fill out their information on their own form.
There will also be space on the form to fill in who you would like the sit at your table at Brescia Ball, up to 10 people per table.
The ticket sale will also have nomination forms for Brescia’s Royal court. Each year, a Junior Princess (1st and 2nd year student), Princess (3rd year student), and Queen (4th year, mature, or transfer student) are voted for during Wine & Cheese, and crowned during Brescia Ball. During the ticket sale, you will have the opportunity to nominate one person per category. You may also want to pick out your favorite dancing song, because there is space for song recommendations on the forms too!
Finally, the Brescia Alumnae Association are giving commemorative wine glasses to the first 100 ticket buyers in line, to be handed out and used during Wine & Cheese. In past years, student have been very competitive about being among the first 100 in line for that reason, so it is a good idea to line up well in advance of the 10:00am sale start.