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PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR OUR PERFORMANCE AND REHEARSAL ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18TH: Please arrive at Westminster Elks Lodge (3850 Elk Drive) by 3:15 pm. Driving directions can be found on the Event Calendar page. Please wear your maroon band shirt, khaki slacks, dress shoes and socks. We perform from 3:45 until 4:15 pm. Parents, friends and relatives are very welcome to attend.

A drum set and piano will be provided for the performance.

Please be sure all selections are prepared and memorized for our Denver Jazz Club performance set on Sunday (Bourbon Street Parade, Si tu Vois Ma Mere, and Wolverine Blues).  The set order sheet can be found on the Downloads page

Please remember to bring your December dues if you haven’t done so already.

Please remember to bring your New Orleans airfare money ($298.60), if you have not done so already. I have to have everyone’s money before I can make our air reservation.

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

Practice your half step exercises around the circle of fourths on pg. 9. Please also prepare pg. 16.

Everyone should now have their transcribed solo complete from memory and on manuscript paper – please be prepared to play your solo for us on Sunday.

Please prepare for the December 18th performance: Bourbon Street Parade, Si Tu Vois Ma Mere, and Wolverine Blues.

Also prepare for our January 6th performance and the future: Just a Closer Walk With Thee, New Orleans Stomp, Avalon, Caravan, It Don’t Mean a Thing, After You’ve Gone, Five Foot Two, I’ve Found a New Baby, Panama, Them There Eyes, Washington and Lee Swing, Black Bottom Stomp, and Maple Leaf Rag.

We’ll also read When I Leave the World Behind and Blue Prelude.

The updated set order sheet and all audio recordings can be found on the Downloads page

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

Upcoming Performances/Special Rehearsals:
Sun, 12/18 – 3:15 – 8:45 pm – Denver Jazz Club’s December Holiday Potluck Dinner Session (3:15 – 4:15 pm performance/6:15 – 8:45 pm rehearsal, bring dinner money) Westminster Elks Lodge (3850 Elk Drive) [maroon].
No rehearsal on 12/25
Fri, 1/6 – 3:30 – 9:00 pm – Northern Colorado Traditional Jazz Society Performance with the Poudre River Irregulars (5:30 – 7:00 pm performance, bring dinner money) Avo’s [605 S. Mason, Fort Collins] (blue).
Sun, 1/15 – 3:15 – 8:45 pm – Denver Jazz Club’s January Session (3:15 – 4:15 pm performance/6:15 – 8:45 pm rehearsal, bring dinner money) Westminster Elks Lodge (3850 Elk Drive) [maroon].
Wed, 2/1 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Mile High Jazz Festival (6:50pm Warm up; 7:20 pm Performance; 7:50 pm Clinic) Ralston Valley HS (13355 W. 80th Ave, Arvada) [blue].
Thurs, 2/16 – 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Special Clinic w/Eddie Erickson on Banjo (Flesher-Hinton Music Store).
Sun, 2/19 – 1:00 – 8:45 pm – Denver Jazz Club’s February Youth Session w/Eddie Erickson on Banjo (2:00 – 2:45 pm performance/6:15 – 8:45 pm rehearsal, bring dinner money) Westminster Elks Lodge (3850 Elk Drive) [maroon].
Sun, 3/4 – 1:15 – 3:45 pm – Rehearsal
Sun, 3/18 – 3:15 – 8:45 pm – Denver Jazz Club’s March Session (3:15 – 4:15 pm performance/6:15 – 8:45 pm rehearsal, bring dinner money) Westminster Elks Lodge (3850 Elk Drive) [blue].
Sun, 4/15 – 3:15 – 8:45 pm – Denver Jazz Club’s April Session (3:15 – 4:15 pm performance/6:15 – 8:45 pm rehearsal, bring dinner money) Westminster Elks Lodge (3850 Elk Drive) [maroon].
Sun, 5/20 – 3:15 – 8:45 pm – Denver Jazz Club’s May Session (3:15 – 4:15 pm performance/6:15 – 8:45 pm rehearsal, bring dinner money) Westminster Elks Lodge (3850 Elk Drive) [blue].
Thurs, 5/24 – Mon, 5/28 – Possible Sacramento Music Festival Trip.
Mon, 6/11 – Sat, 6/16 – New Orleans Performance Tour.
All dates can can be found on the Event Calendar page.