Jul 042012
 

PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR OUR PERFORMANCE ON SATURDAY, JULY 7TH: PLEASE ARRIVE AT SPORTS AUTHORITY FIELD AT MILE HIGH (1701 Bryant St, Denver 80204) BY 2:00PM – ALLOW LOTS OR EXTRA TIME IN CASE OF TRAFFIC. PLEASE WEAR YOUR BLUE BAND SHIRT, KHAKI BAND SHORTS, WHITE OR LIGHT COLORED TENNIS SHOES AND LOW CUT WHITE SOCKS OUTFIT. ALEX, PLEASE BRING YOUR KEYBOARD AND PEDAL/CABLES; COLTON PLEASE BRING YOUR DRUM SET. MASON, YOU ARE WELCOME TO BRING YOUR DRUM SET AS WELL, OR PLAY WASHBOARD.

Driving Directions: Take the 17th St. exit off I-25; take the first left; then make a right into the stadium parking lot entrance; drive to the left around the Bronco tent; Go to Gate 10 and unload; 5 Parking Permits have been distributed to Colton, Alex, Ed, Matt and Cameron – please car pool. Please contact one of them if you need a ride directly into the stadium; Otherwise you’ll have to be dropped off, take light rail, or pay the parking fee. The parking permits are good for Parking Lot C, which is just below Gate #10 (where we will be performing).

THE REVISED SET LIST HAS NOW BEEN UPLOADED, SINCE WE JUST FOUND OUT THAT DALLAS WILL NOT BE PERFORMING. WE WILL SET UP, AUDITION PIANIST TREVOR SMITH, REHEARSE THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, AND DO SOUND CHECKS FROM 2 UNTIL 3:45PM. WE WILL BE SERVED DINNER FREE OF CHARGE AT 4PM. THE PERFORMANCE WILL GO FROM 4:45 PM UNTIL 6:30PM.

WE WILL THEN GO TO THE FIELD AND PERFORM THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER AT APPROXIMATELY 6:50PM. DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK ANY PARENTS WHO WILL BE ATTENDING TO PLEASE BRING UMBRELLAS. IF THE STADIUM CANNOT PROVIDE A CANOPY COVERING DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, I MAY NEED TO ASK YOU TO HOLD UMBRELLAS ABOVE OUR PLAYERS WHO NEED TO KEEP THEIR INSTRUMENTS AND VOCAL MICROPHONES DRY. EVERYONE WILL THEN HELP LOAD ALL THE EQUIPMENT BACK INTO OUR VEHICLES, BEFORE ENJOYING THE CORPS SHOW. THERE ARE 13 TICKETS, WITH 9 NEEDED FOR US, 1 FOR CAMERON’S MOM, 1 FOR RICO’S MOM, AND 1 FOR MATT’S MOM. I DO HAVE 1 ADDITIONAL TICKET AVAILABLE. EVERYONE CAN THEN STAY AS LONG AS THEY WOULD LIKE TO. THE MAIN SHOW IS USUALLY OVER AROUND 10PM, WITH AN ADDITIONAL STAND-STILL PERFORMANCE GOING UNTIL 11PM.

Please be sure the national anthem and the complete performance set are prepared and memorized! New players just do the best you can – please bring a music stand if you need to read some of the lead sheets.

The set order and reference recordings can be found on the Downloads page 

Please work really hard, enjoy your private lessons, and be ready for Saturday’s performance.

PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR OUR REHEARSAL ON SUNDAY, JULY 8TH: Please arrive at Flesher-Hinton Music Store by 5:30pm. PLEASE NOTE THE NEW, EARLIER REHEARSAL TIME (THIS IS THE LAST SUNDAY WE’LL BE STARTING AT THIS 5:30PM TIME).

Mason, please bring your drum set on Sunday.

Please remember to bring your listening CD’s on Sunday.

Please be prepared to play all your major scales around the circle of fourths. We’ll also do pg. 6 in the improv book – Major triads plus 6th’s around the circle. Please practice so you can do it all from memory.

We will rehearse for the Botanical Gardens July 14th performance set, possibly with no cornet lead. Also, the KUVO set will need to be decided with reed/trombone/tuba leads throughout that hour long radio show. 

New Band – We’ve decided to do the Arvada Estates performance on Tuesday, August 21st from 7 until 8pm.    

These are our available performance dates – as far as I can tell so far. Please let me know as soon as possible if you have a conflict with any of these dates:

July 5-6 (No Alec, Tyvon or Mason), 7, 8 (No Rico), 9-12 (No Rico or Tyvon), 13 (No Rico), 14 (No Alec?), 15-16 (No Rico, Alec, Cameron or Tim), 17-18 (No Rico, Cameron or Alec), 20 (No Rico or Alec),    22-23, 24 (No Rico or Alec), 26 (No Rico or Alec), 27 (No Rico or Alec; Mason’s Last Day), 28 (No Rico or Alec), 29 (Rico’s Last Day; No Alec?), 31

August 1-3, 4 (Dallas & Alex – Last Day; Matt – Possible Last Day), 5, 6-10 (No Cameron), 12-31

September 1-13, 16-20, 23-5, 27, 30

Upcoming Performances/Special Rehearsals:

Sat, 7/7 (2:00-10 pm) Drums Along the Rockies Pre-Show/National Anthem (Sports Authority at Mile High, Blue/Shorts)
-Sat, 7/14 (4:30-9:30pm) Denver Botanical Gardens (No Alec?) Maroon/Shorts
-Sun, 7/15 (3:15-8:45pm) DJC July Session – Westminster Elks Lodge, 3850 Elk Dr (No Alec, Cameron, Tim or Rico; Blue/Slacks, Includes dinner & rehearsal) [Josh plays bass].
-Thurs, 7/26 (8:30am-2:30pm) Evergreen Jazz Festival Workshop (No Rico or Alec)
-Thurs, 7/26 (5:30-8:30pm) KUVO Radio Show (7-8pm Show; No Rico or Alec) Pizza dinner is provided.
-Fri, 7/27 (8:00am-aft/evening) Evergreen Jazz Festival Workshop (No Rico or Alec; Mason’s Last Day)
-Sat, 7/28 (noon-3pm) Evergreen Jazz Festival Workshop Performance with the Queen City Jazz Band [1:30-2:30pm performance at the Lake House, No Rico or Alec] Maroon/Shorts.
-Sat, 7/28 (3-9pm) Greenwood Village Day Performance (6-7pm performance, includes commute time from Evergreen, & quick dinner at Colton’s house; No Rico or Alec; Molly may join us) Blue/Shorts.
-Sun, 7/29 (noon-aft/evening) Evergreen Jazz Festival Performance Set [1:30-2:30pm on the Elks Patio; Rico’s Last Day; Alec?] Maroon/Shorts (includes barbecue celebration dinner at Colton’s house; Molly may join us).
-Sat, 8/4 – 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Performance at the Annual Flesher-Hinton Music Store Customer Appreciation Day (Dallas & Alex – Last Day; Matt – Possible Last Day) Blue/Shorts.
-Sat, 8/4 – 3:00 – 5:00 pm – Senior Celebration Dinner
-NEW BAND -Sunday, August 5 – 5:30-6:15pm (Flesher-Hinton) Tim’s Tuba Lesson; 6:15-8:45pm Bill Clark’s clinic
-Sunday, August 12 – 3:15-9:00pm (Flesher-Hinton/Bull and Bush Pub, 4700 Cherry Creek South Dr, Denver) Possible early rehearsal and performance with Your Father’s Mustache Band)
-Sunday, August 19 – 2-8:45pm (310 Shadycroft Drive, Littleton) DJC Annual Barbecue/Picnic Performance (includes rehearsal time) Maroon/Shorts.
-Tuesday, August 21 – 6:00-8:30pm (Arvada Estates, 7175 Kipling St)
-Mon, September 3rd, Labor Day (10am-4pm) Avo’s Jazz Fest, Ft. Collins, Blue/Slacks, includes commute and lunch time, 1-2pm performance. 
-Sun, 9/16 – 3:15-8:45pm (Westminster Elks Club,  3850 Elk Drive) DJC September Session, includes dinner & rehearsal, Maroon/Slacks.
-Sun, 9/23 – 3:15-9:00pm (Flesher-Hinton/Bull and Bush Pub, 4700 Cherry Creek South Dr, Denver) Possible early rehearsal and performance with Your Father’s Mustache Band)
-Sunday, September 30 – 9:15am-8:45pm – Summit Jazz Festival (Red Lion Inn Denver Southeast 3200 South Parker Road, Aurora) Includes brunch, dinner & rehearsal, Blue/Slacks.
-Wed, Thurs, Fri or Sat, 1/23-1/26/13 – 2 day stay at the Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs (1 hour performance set at the Colorado Music Educators Association Clinic/Conference).

-All dates and driving directions can be found on the Event Calendar page.