May 072012
 

PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR OUR BOULDER PEARL STREET MALL PERFORMANCE ON SATURDAY, MAY 12TH FROM 3:15 UNTIL 9PM. WE’LL MEET AT FLESHER-HINTON MUSIC STORE AT 3:15PM AND CAR POOL UP TO THE BOULDER PEARL STREET MALL. DUE TO THE COLD AND POSSIBLY, RAINY WEATHER, PLEASE WEAR YOUR BLUE BAND SHIRT, BAND PANTS, DRESS SHOES AND SOCKS. BE SURE TO WEAR/BRING A COAT AND DRESS WARM FOR THE WEATHER!

DALLAS, ALEX, AND COLTON WILL MEET US AT THE BOULDER PEARL STREET MALL. WE’LL MEET AT THE NW CORNER OF 14TH AND PEARL STREETS. YOU’LL NEED TO UNLOAD AT THAT INTERSECTION AND THEN PAY FOR PARKING AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO THAT PERFORMANCE SITE. PLEASE BRING DRUM SETS, WASHBOARDS, MUSIC, MUSIC STANDS (IF NECESSARY), INSTRUMENTS, AND ANYTHING ELSE YOU THINK YOU’LL NEED. I HAVE AN ACCORDIAN THAT MATT AND RAFAEL CAN PLAY. SOMEBODY ELSE SAID THAT THEY OWNED AN ACCORDIAN – PLEASE BRING THAT ONE AS WELL.

PLEASE BRING DINNER MONEY WITH YOU ON SATURDAY. WE WILL FINISH PERFORMING BY 8:15PM, AND SHOULD RETURN TO FLESHER-HINTON BY ABOUT 9PM. PLEASE BE PREPARED TO PERFORM ALL 3 HOURS OF THE SACRAMENTO SETS FROM MEMORY ON SATURDAY. NEW STUDENTS – JUST DO THE BEST YOU CAN.

PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR OUR AUDITIONS AND REHEARSAL ON SUNDAY, MAY 13TH: Please arrive at Flesher-Hinton Music Store by 6:15 pm.  

Welcome to our two newest All-Stars – Josh Emmons, on banjo, from Castle View HS; and Rafael Castillo-Halvorssen, on piano, from Fairview HS!

Please note the additional dates and changes we’ve now added to our schedule – Saturday, May 12th (3:15-9 pm, including commute time – Boulder Pearl St. Mall, various locations (meet at NW corner of 14th and Pearl Streets); Saturday, May 19th (3-5:30pm) Arvada Estates Retirement Community [No Dallas or Tim], and (5:30-10pm) 16th Street Mall, Downtown Denver (location tba, No Dallas or Tim); Sunday, May 20th (5:00-5:30 pm) Westminster Elks Lodge – Mandatory Parent/Student Sacramento Trip Meeting; Tuesday, June 26th (6-8:30 pm) Holly Creek Retirement Center, Centennial [No Ben, Alec, Rafael or Mason]; Saturday, July 7 (3:30-10 pm) Drums Along the Rockies Pre-Show (Sports Authority at Mile High) [No Ben, Alec, Rafael or Mason]; Saturday, July 14 (4:30-9:30pm) Denver Botanical Gardens [No Rico, Ben or Rafael]; Thursday, July 26 (8:30am-2:30pm, No Rico or Rafael) Evergreen Jazz Festival Workshop; Friday, July 27 (8:00am-aft/evening, No Rico or Rafael) Evergreen Jazz Festival Workshop; Saturday, July 28 (noon-aft/evening, No Rico, Mason or Rafael) Evergreen Jazz Festival Workshop Performance With the Queen City Jazz Band [1:30-2:30pm performance at the Lake House,]; and Sunday, July 29 (noon-aft/evening) Evergreen Jazz Festival Performance Set [1:30-2:30pm on the Elks Patio, No Rafael or Mason].

I’ve uploaded files for the Sacramento trip – performance sets, packing list, rules and regulations contract, and medical authorization form. The rules and medical forms need to be completed and signed before our meeting on the 20th . We’ll also need copies of both sides of your medical insurance card.

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

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

We will have 1 or 2 clarinet auditions, so please be prepared to play “Wolverine Blues” several times.

Please work really hard and be ready for Saturday’s performance and Sunday’s auditions and rehearsal.

Trip Update: We still need to come up with a total of $1070 to cover the remaining costs for both trips. We are still hopeful that we can get some donations and gigs before we leave on our trips. But, each of us should plan on paying a maximum balance of $107 our trip to New Orleans in June.

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:

May 12, 13 (No Rafael), 19 (No Dallas or Tim), 20, 22 (No Colton), 29, 30, 31

June 1 (No Josh), 2 (No Josh), 3 (No Josh, Matt or Rafael), 4-9 (No Josh, Matt or Colton), 17, 18, (Rafael away from June 20th through August 5th), [Ben’s last day: June 24], 24-26 (No Alec or Mason), 29-30 (No Alec or Mason)

July 1-7 (No Alec or Mason), 8-13, 14-18 (No Rico), 20-21 (No Rico), 22, 23, 24, 26-27 (No Rico), 28-29 (No Rico or Mason), 30-31 (No Mason)

August 1-2 (No Mason), 3-5 (No Rico or Mason), 6-10, 12-31

Upcoming Performances/Special Rehearsals:

-Sat, 5/12 – 3:15 – 9 pm, includes commute time – Boulder Mall (various locations; no electricity, piano or sound system; dress warm/coat/ blue/slacks outfit, meet at NW corner of 14th and Pearl Streeta)

-Sat, 5/19 – 3 – 5:30 pm – Arvada Estates Retirement Community (4-5pm performance, maroon/slacks, no Dallas or Tim) [7175 Kipling St]

-Sat, 5/19 – 5:30 – 10pm – 16th Street Mall, Downtown Denver (7-9:30pm performance, maroon/slacks or shorts, no Dallas or Tim) [Location TBA]

-Sun, 5/20 – 3:15 – 8:45 pm – Denver Jazz Club’s May Session (3:15 – 4:15 pm performance/5:00 – 5:30 pm mandatory parent/student Sacramento Trip Meeting/6:15 – 8:45 pm rehearsal, bring dinner money, blue/slacks outfit) Westminster Elks Lodge (3850 Elk Drive).
-Fri, 5/25 – Mon, 5/28 – Sacramento Music Festival Trip.
-Fri, 6/1 – 3:30 – 10:00 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]. Driving directions can be found on the Event Calendar page
-Mon, 6/11 – Sat, 6/16 – New Orleans Performance Tour.
-Tues, 6/26 – 6 – 8:30 pm – Holly Creek Retirement Center Performance (7-8 pm performance, no Alec or Mason) [5500 E. Peakview Ave, Centennial 80121]
Sat, 7/7 (4-10 pm) Drums Along the Rockies Pre-Show (Sports Authority at Mile High, no Alec or Mason)
-Sat, 7/14 (4:30-9:30pm) Denver Botanical Gardens (No Rico)
-Thurs, 7/26 (8:30am-2:30pm) Evergreen Jazz Festival Workshop (No Rico)
-Fri, 7/27 (8:00am-aft/evening) Evergreen Jazz Festival Workshop (No Rico)
-Sat, 7/28 (noon-aft/evening) Evergreen Jazz Festival Workshop Performance With the Queen City Jazz Band [1:30-2:30pm performance at the Lake House, No Rico or Mason]
-Sun, 7/29 (noon-aft/evening) Evergreen Jazz Festival Performance Set [1:30-2:30pm on the Elks Patio, No Mason]
-Sat, 8/4 – 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Performance at the Annual Flesher-Hinton Music Store Customer Appreciation Day (No Mason)
-Sat, 8/4 – 3:00 – 5:00 pm – Senior Celebration Dinner

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