Jan 222013
THURSDAY, 1/24/12 –
Colton, please depart Evergreen at 6:30am (Please bring your drum set).
Alec and Cameron will be departing on their own for All State Jazz Band registration which starts at 8:0oam in the Broadmoor South.
Kris, Tyvon, Josh, Trevor and Tim will depart Tim’s house at 7am.
Everyone needs to wear their blue/slacks outfit. Please arrive at the Main Broadmoor lobby by 9am (except for Cameron & Alec who will be at All State). We’ll check our equipment/luggage with the bellhop, and then have breakfast at the Terrace Dining room (upstairs).
At 10:30am we’ll prepare for our sound check in the Main Ballroom. Alec and Cameron will meet us at 11am for our sound check.
Our concert goes from 11:45am until 12:30pm, followed by a photo session until 12:50pm, or so. We’ll then load the drum set and return all equipment to the bellhop. We will attend Alec’s Wind Symphony Concert until 2:30pm, followed by our celebration lunch at the Golf Club.
On Friday, everyone except Alec & Cameron will depart in the Kloewer’s vehicle at 3pm. You should be home by about 5pm.
All meals throughout our 2 day stay are covered, but please plan on bringing some money for incidentals and snacks. Remember that you must be in business casual dress at all times throughout the convention times.
The set orders and reference recordings can be found on the Downloads page. Please be sure all tunes are prepared and memorized completely for our performance at CMEA!
I’ve uploaded the set list for the Mile High Jazz Festival at Ralston Valley HS on Wed, 1/30. Please prepare and memorize those 3 tunes before Sunday’s rehearsal.
Please also be working on: Sing Sing Sing, Come Fly With Me, Muskrat Ramble, West End Blues, Minnie the Mooche, My Walkin’ Stick, Water from an Ancient Well, and Sheik of Araby for Sunday.

Please work really hard and be ready for Thursday’s performance!

Please remember to bring your listening CD’s on Sunday.
Please follow the itinerary that has been posted and handed out. We need to arrive to the main building of the Broadmoor no later than 9am on Thursday, 1/24. Please wear your blue/slacks outfit. Parents, you can use valet parking for $18 or self service for $8.00. Please arrive early – by 11:00am, or you may not be admitted in the ballroom. You must have a ticket to get in, so your student, on Sunday, should have brought home the number of tickets that you ordered. We will have someone at the door with additional tickets if you need them. I also have some wrist bands which will admit you into all the convention activities throughout Thursday, so please let me know after the concert how many you would like. Please remember you need to dress in semi-formal attire for the concert. We perform from 11:45am until 12:30pm. The DVD/CD combo sells for $35 if you’re interested. 
These are our available performance dates. Please let me know as soon as possible if you have a conflict with any of these dates:
January 23-25, 26-27 (No Trevor), 28-31; February 3, 5 (No Alec), 6-12 (No Tim), 13, 14 (No Tim) 17-20, 21 (No Alec), 24-26, 27 (No Alec), 28; March 3, 10-12, 17-18, 19 (No Josh), 22-24 (No Josh); April 3, 7-11, 13 (No Cameron), 14, 15-16 (No Alec), 20-24, 28-30; May 1, 5-7, 8 (No Josh until after 6pm), 10, 11 (No Josh until evening),12, 19 (No Colton 4:15-7:30pm), 20 (No Josh), 21, 23, 24 (No Tyvon or Colton), 25-28, 29-31 (Possibly no Cameron); June 1-3 (Possibly no Cameron), 4-17, 18-28 (No Cameron), 29-30; July 1–17, 19-20, 21-30 (No Trevor), 31; August 1-10 (No Trevor)

Upcoming Performances/Special Rehearsals:
-Thursday, 1/24/13- Fri, 1/25/13: (6:30am (Evergreen) or 7am departure; wear your blue/slacks outfit on Thursday morning and early afternoon) 2 day stay at the Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs (45 minute performance set at the Colorado Music Educators Association Clinic/Conference on Thursday, January 24th at 11:45am; Return home on Friday by 5pm).
-Wednesday, 1/30: 5:15-7pm Mile High Jazz Festival at Ralston Valley HS.
-Sunday, 2/3: 1-3:30pm Special early Super Bowl Sunday rehearsal.
-Sunday, 2/10: 3-5:30pm New rehearsal schedule begins
-Thursday, 2/14: (5-7pm) Clinic w/DJC guest trombonist, Jim Fryer (No Tim) [Denver Musicians Union, 1165 Delaware St]
-Sunday, 2/17: (9:15am-5pm, 2-2:45pm performance) Concert at Westminster Elks Lodge w/Jim Fryer [Includes rehearsal, lunch, sound check and performance].
-Sunday, 3/3: (6:30-9pm) Rehearsal
-Sunday, 3/10: (6:30-9pm) Rehearsal
-Sunday, 3/17: (6:30-9pm) Rehearsal
-Sunday, 3/31: NO REHEARSAL
– Sunday, 4/14: (6:30-9pm) Rehearsal
-Sunday, 4/21: DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge (11:15am-5pm), includes early rehearsal and lunch.
-Sunday, May 19: DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge (3:15-5pm) and dinner/rehearsal (5-9pm).
-Friday, May 24: (Meet at DIA at 5:15pm)-Monday, May 27 (Return home by 11pm): Sacramento Music Festival Trip [Tyvon and Colton depart on Saturday morning – be at DIA by 6:15am].
-Sunday, June 2: (6:30-9pm) Late rehearsal schedule resumes
-Wednesday, June 5: (9am-3:30pm) Recording Session at Mighty Fine Productions (2949 Larimer St, Denver)
-Friday, June 7 (5-10pm) or Sunday, June 9 (2-7pm): Possible Montreux Benefit Concert in the Denver area [Friday is also a possible Avo’s in Ft. Collins gig]
-Monday, 6/10: (6-9:30pm, 7-7:45pm concert) Performance w/Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra at Dazzle (930 Lincoln St, Denver). Includes
                                  sound check, performance, dinner and MJO’s performance]
-Sunday, June 16: DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge (3:15-5pm) and dinner/rehearsal (5-9pm).
-Saturday, June 29: (2-5pm) Tyvon’s Graduation Party Performance (30 minute sets at 3 and 4pm)
-Wednesday, July 3 through Monday, July 15 (Window of possible dates for our European Tour)
-Wednesday, July 17: (3:30-7:30pm) Possible Evergreen Lake Concert (5:30-6:30pm set)
-Sunday, July 21: DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge (3:15-5pm) and dinner/rehearsal (5-9pm).
-Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28: Workshops and performances at the Evergreen Jazz Festival
-All dates and driving directions can be found on the Event Calendar page.