Nov 222013
 

Please arrive at Flesher-Hinton Music Store by 6:30pm for our weekly rehearsal on Sunday. We will conclude at the regular 9:00pm time. According to my records, Jake C will not be able to attend on Sunday.

Andrew, please arrive by 5:45pm for your tuba/bass lesson. Please bring a $40 check made payable to Bill Clark.
We do have a drummer planning on auditioning for our band on Sunday, December 1st. Please let me know if you have any additional guitar or drum set recommendations for us to invite for an audition.
 
TRANSCRIPTION ASSIGNMENT: Everyone is required to transcribe a solo from our professional recordings. We’ll continue to listen to all transcriptions this Sunday. Adam is doing “The Mooche,” Jake C is transcribing “Saints,” Jake W is doing “Bourbon Street,” or something else,  Andrew is transcribing “Bill Bailey,” Josh is doing “After You’ve Gone,” and Trevor is transcribing “Washington and Lee Swing.” Copland has already completed and performed his transcription.
 
Please be sure the dominant 7th plus nine & pg. 18 in Bill’s Improv Book are prepared. 
We need to come up with the 18 tunes we would like to perform at the Sunday, December 8th (2-4pm) Christkindl Market gig on the 16th Street Mall.
Also, we need to decide on the 3 selections for the December 15th DJC Holiday Potluck session – hopefully, Black Botton Stomp plus 2 more?
 
Please be prepared since we’ll be rehearsing Black Bottom Stomp, New Orleans Stomp, Marchand De Poissons, After You’ve Gone, Wolverine Blues, Blue Skies, I’ve Found a New Baby, Red Wing, Just a Closer Walk With Thee, Down By the Riverside, Bill Bailey, All of Me, among others.   
CONGRATULATIONS FOR BEING INVITED BACK TO PERFORM AT THE 2014 CMEA CLINIC/CONFERENCE AT THE BROADMOOR HOTEL ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 23RD!!!! The actual performance will be from 4:45 until 6:30pm in the Exhibit Hall. We’ll make it a two day trip with an overnight stay at the Broadmoor. You’ll be able to attend performances and clinic sessions throughout the day on Friday, January 24th. Parents are invited to come along and enjoy a night at the Broadmoor for their low convention rate of approximately $220 for a double room (regular price is around $350!). Please let me know as soon as possible if any parents would like to be included in our group reservation.
All dates and driving directions can be found on the Event Calendar page.
The set order and reference recordings can be found on the Downloads page

These are our available performance dates. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE let me know as soon as possible if you have a conflict with any of these dates. I haven’t received any conflict dates from Jake C or Jake W.
November 24 (No Jake C), 27 (No Adam), 29-30 (No Adam)
December 1 (No Jake C), 2, 3 (No Adam), 4-5, 7-9, 12 (No Adam), 13, 14 (No Adam), 15-16, 17 (No Adam), 18-19, 20 (No Adam), 29-31 (No Copland)
January 1-2 (No Copland), 3-5, 9-10, 12-13, 14 (No Josh & Andrew), 15, 16-17 (No Andrew), 18-20, 21 (No Josh), 22, 25-29, 30 (No Andrew), 31
February 1 (No Andrew), 2-5, 6 (No Andrew), 7-12, 13-15 (No Copland & Andrew), 21, 23-28
March 1-6, 7-8 (No Andrew), 9 (Andrew, after 4), 5-15, 16 (Andrew, after 4), 17, 18 (No Copland), 19-31
April 3-5 (No Copland), 6-7, 8 (No Copland & Andrew), 9, 12-13, 17 (No Andrew), 18-19, 21-30
May 1, 3-6, 7-8 (No Copland), 10-12, 13 (No Copland & Josh), 14-15, 18-19, 20 (No Copland & Josh), 21 (No Copland), 22 (Andrew, after 2), 23-31
June 1-30
July 1-7, 8 (No Copland), 13-16, 19-31
August 1-9
 

Upcoming Performances/Special Rehearsals:
 
-Sunday, November 24: (5:45-6:30pm) Tuba/Bass Lesson/Clinic/Rehearsal w/Bill Clark (6:30-9pm)
-Sunday, December 8: (1-4:30pm) Christkindl Market, 2-4pm performance on the 16th Street Mall
 
-Sunday, December 15: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
-Sunday, December 22: No Rehearsal
-Sunday, January 19: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
-Thursday, January 23 – Friday, January 24: (3pm-overnight-10pm) CMEA Clinic/Conference Performance in Exhibit Hall,
                                                                                           4:45-6:30pm on Thurs, 1/23 at the Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs
-Thursday, January 30: (5-7:45pm) Mile High Jazz Festival at Ralston Valley HS (13355 W. 80th Ave, Arvada)
-Sunday, February 16: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
-Sunday, March 16: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
-Sunday, May 18: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
-Monday, June 9: (6-9pm) Performance w/Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra at Dazzle, 930 Lincoln St, Denver80203
-Tuesday, June 10: (5:30-8:30pm, 7-8pm show) KUVO Jazz Radio Show, 2900 Welton St, #200, Denver
-Sunday, June 15: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
-Saturday, June 28: (TBA) Performance at Golden City Park
-Sunday, July 20: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal