May 172012
 

PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR OUR ARVADA ESTATES AND DOWNTOWN DENVER 16th ST. MALL PERFORMANCES ON SATURDAY, MAY 19TH FROM 3:15 UNTIL 9:30PM. WE’LL MEET AT ARVADA ESTATES RETIREMENT COMMUNITY [7175 Kipling St] AT 3:15PM. THE SET WILL RUN FROM 4:00 UNTIL 5:00PM. WE’LL THEN CAR POOL TO THE DOWNTOWN DENVER 16TH STREET MALL. WE WILL PERFORM IN FRONT OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE BUILDING (BETWEEN CURTIS & ARAPAHOE STREETS), ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF 16TH ST, CLOSER TO ARAPAHOE ST. DUE TO THE COLD AND POSSIBLY, RAINY WEATHER, PLEASE WEAR YOUR MAROON BAND SHIRT, BAND PANTS, DRESS SHOES AND SOCKS. BE SURE TO WEAR/BRING A COAT AND DRESS WARM FOR THE WEATHER! 

PLEASE BRING DRUM SET, WASHBOARDS, KEYBOARD & STAND, MINI AMP, CHAIRS (IF NECESSARY), MUSIC, MUSIC STANDS (IF NECESSARY), INSTRUMENTS, AND ANYTHING ELSE YOU THINK YOU’LL NEED. 

PLEASE BRING DINNER MONEY WITH YOU ON SATURDAY. WE WILL FINISH PERFORMING AROUND 9:30PM. WE WILL DISMISS FROM THAT LOCATION AFTER LOADING OUR VEHICLES. PLEASE BE PREPARED TO PERFORM ALL 3 HOURS OF MUSIC FROM MEMORY ON SATURDAY. NEW STUDENTS – JUST DO THE BEST YOU CAN.

PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR OUR PERFORMANCE AND REHEARSAL ON SUNDAY, MAY 20TH: Please arrive at Westminster Elks Lodge (3850 Elk Drive) by 3:15 pm. We perform from 4:00 until 4:20pm. Please wear your blue band shirt, khaki band slacks, dress shoes and socks. Parents are always welcome to attend for free.

Please bring dinner money as we will stop for dinner on the way to our evening rehearsal.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL 8 SACRAMENTO MUSICIANS AND AT LEAST ONE PARENT FOR EACH STUDENT, ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE SPECIAL SACRAMENTO TRIP EXECTATIONS MEETING AT WESTMINSTER ELKS LODGE FROM 5 UNTIL 5:30PM. 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.

Please note the additional dates and changes we’ve now added to our schedule – Saturday, May 19th (3-5:30pm) Arvada Estates Retirement Community [No Dallas, Alec, Tim or Mason], and (5:30-9:30pm) 16th Street Mall, Downtown Denver (Between Arapahoe and Curtis Streets, on the South Side, No Dallas, Alec, Cameron, Tim, or Mason):Sunday, May 20th (4:00-4:20pm) May Denver Jazz Club Monthly Session & (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 or Rafael]; 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].

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/saxophone auditions, so please be prepared to play “Wolverine Blues” several times.

Please remember to bring your May dues on Sunday.

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

Trip Update: We still need to come up with a total of $700 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 $70 for our trip to New Orleans in June.

Also, Sacramento musicians – We are performing with Kristy Reed’s Band on Friday afternoon. They would like us to learn Avalon, Take the A Train, Lazy River, and Please Don’t Talk About Me. All the attached lead sheets are in the correct concert keys, except Please Don’t Talk – that has to be transposed to the key of F. I’ve uploaded these PDF’s to our website, along with an audio recording for each.

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 19 (No Dallas, Alec, Tim, or Mason), 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 1-6 (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, 5/19 – 3:15 – 5:30 pm – Arvada Estates Retirement Community (4-5pm performance, maroon/slacks, no Dallas or Tim) [7175 Kipling St]

-Sat, 5/19 – 5:30 – 9:30pm – 16th Street Mall, Downtown Denver (7-9:30pm performance, maroon/slacks, no Dallas, Alec, Cameron, Tim, or Mason) [South Side, Between Curtis and Arapahoe Streets]

-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]. 
-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)
-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.
Driving directions can be found on the Event Calendar page