Jan 032014


We’ll see you all at Sargent Pepper’s Photography Studio tomorrow, Saturday, 1/4 by 9:30am. The photos will be done by 10:30am. 

The new location is: 7345 S. Pierce St, Suite 202C, Littleton 80128, 303-797-0124. This is quite a bit farther west, near Wadsworth, so please allow an extra 15 minutes or more (depending on weather/road conditions) to get there.

Please wear your maroon band shirt, dark khaki slacks, long dress socks, black dress shoes, and a black belt. Bring your instrument for the group photo, including cymbals, snare drum, drum sticks, string bass, keyboard, banjo, etc…

We’ll then see you by 6:30pm on Sunday, 1/5 at Flesher-Hinton Music Store for our 6:30-9:00pm weekly rehearsal.

TRANSCRIPTION ASSIGNMENT: Everyone is required to transcribe a solo from our professional recordings. We should be able to listen to all transcriptions this Sunday. Adam is doing “The Mooche,” Jake C is transcribing “Saints,” Jake W is doing “Bourbon Street,” or something else,  Andrew is transcribing “Bill Bailey, and Trevor is transcribing “Washington and Lee Swing.” Copland has already completed and performed his transcription. Josh is working on his drum set technique.

Please be sure the dominant 7th plus nine & pg. 18 in Bill’s Improv Book are prepared. 

We will rehearse all 15 tunes that we’ll perform at the Broadmoor on January 23rd. The set list has now been uploaded. Please prepare and memorize all of these selections by our January 5th rehearsal.  

Thank you to all the parents and students who were in attendance at our December 15th trip meeting. Mr. Evans will be able to drive Tom, Josh and the drum kit to Colorado Springs, so we should be all set for drivers now. I did contact the 4 parents who were not able to attend the trip meeting, to make sure we’re a go for Sacramento and NYC. It’s very important that everyone checks that the travel dates of July 27th through August 1st will work for our New York trip.

Additional Parent Drivers To/From Colorado Springs:
Mr. and Mrs. Conway: Jake C, Adam & Jake W (Conways will stay overnight at the Broadmoor)
Mr. David McLean: Andrew & Trevor
Copland will be brought to the Broadmoor by his Castle View HS Band Director, Mr. Mark Cellar; He will ride home with his parents on Saturday after the All State Jazz Concert.
Parents who would like to attend the Thursday performances will need CMEA parent passes.
So Far, I’ve requested the following –
Ms. Julie Bell: 1 Thursday pass
Mr. & Mrs. Conway: 2 Thursday & Friday passes
Mr. David McLean: 1 Thursday pass
Mr. Jonathan Evans: 1 Thursday pass
Please let me know as soon as possible if any additional parent passes are needed.
Andrew & Jake W – Please bring your signed trip rules sheet to the January 5th rehearsal.
All dates and driving directions can be found on the Event Calendar page.
The set order and reference recordings can be found on the Downloads page

These are our available performance dates. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE let me know as soon as possible if you have a conflict with any of these dates.
January 4-5, 9-10, 12-13, 14 (No Josh & Andrew), 15 (No Adam), 16-17 (No Andrew), 18, 19 (No Adam), 20, 21 (No Josh), 22 (No Adam), 25, 26 (No Adam), 27-28, 29 (No Adam), 30 (No Andrew), 31 (No Adam)
February 1 (No Adam & Andrew), 2-4, 5 (No Adam), 6 (No Andrew), 7-11, 12 (No Adam), 13-15 (No Copland & Andrew), 21, 23-28
March 1-3, 9 (No Adam & Jake W; No Andrew before 4), 5-15, 16 (Andrew, after 4), 17, 18 (No Copland), 19-31
April 6-7, 8 (No Copland & Andrew), 9, 12-13, 17 (No Andrew), 18-19, 21-30
May 1, 3-5, 7-8 (No Copland), 10-12, 13 (No Copland & Josh), 14-15, 18-19, 20 (No Copland & Josh), 21 (No Copland), 22 (Andrew, after 2), 23-31
June 1-30
July 1-7, 8 (No Copland), 13-16, 19-31
August 1-9

Upcoming Performances/Special Rehearsals:
-Sunday, January 19: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
-Thursday, January 23 – Friday, January 24: (3pm-overnight-8pm on Friday) CMEA 
                                                                                          Clinic/Conference Performance in Colorado 
                                                                                          Hall (Exhibits Room),
                                                                                          5:00-6:30pm on Thurs, 1/23 at the Broadmoor 
                                                                                          Hotel, Colorad0 Springs, followed by a 2nd 
                                                                                          performance on Thursday evening, from
                                                                                          7:15 until 8:00pm in the International Center 
                                                                                          Lobby, before the Earl Klugh Concert.
-Thursday, January 30: (5-7:45pm) Mile High Jazz Festival at Ralston Valley HS (13355 W. 80th Ave, Arvada)
-Sunday, February 2: (1-3:30pm) Special early Super Bowl Sunday rehearsal
-Sunday, February 16: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
-Sunday, March 16: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
-Sunday, May 18: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
-Friday, May 23 – Monday, May 26: Sacramento Music Festival (Tentative)
-Monday, June 9: (6-9pm) Performance w/Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra at Dazzle, 930 Lincoln St, Denver80203
-Tuesday, June 10: (5:30-8:30pm, 7-8pm show) KUVO Jazz Radio Show, 2900 Welton St, #200, Denver
-Sunday, June 15: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
-Saturday, June 28: (TBA) Performance at Golden City Park
-Sunday, July 20: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
-Thursday, July 24 through Saturday, July 26th: Evergreen Jazz Workshop & Festival
-Sunday, July 27 through Friday, August 1st: NYC Performance Tour (Tentative)