Jan 072012
 

CONGRATULATIONS ON OUR BEST PERFORMANCE YET – FRIDAY NIGHT WAS OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ALSO CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE  FOR BEING SELECTED TO PERFORM IN THE 40TH ANNUAL SACRAMENTO MUSIC FESTIVAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is quite an honor since they’ve decreased the number of youth bands selected to perform this year. Great job everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR OUR REHEARSAL ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 8TH: Please arrive at Flesher-Hinton Music Store by 6:15 pm. 

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

Practice your half step exercises around the circle of fourths on pg. 9. Please also prepare pg. 18.

Please prepare: New Orleans Stomp (lift the solos), Avalon, Caravan, It Don’t Mean a Thing, Five Foot Two, I’ve Found a New Baby, Them There Eyes, Washington and Lee Swing, Black Bottom Stomp, Maple Leaf Rag, When I Leave the World Behind, and Blue Prelude.

We’ll also read I Ain’t Got Nobody and Panhandle Rag.

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

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

The airfare is our biggest hurdle with the Sacramento trip. We should try to purchase the air tickets soon. I realize we just collected for the New Orleans airfare back in December. But, if you can, please pay for the Sacramento $255.60 airfare by January 15th, instead of the $70.00 New Orleans trip payment #1. If that’s impossible, just turn in what you can. United mileage (50,000) can be used to cover the airfare.
I know this may seem confusing, but here are some options for you:

1) Best scenario
          * $255.60 (Sacramento airfare) paid by January 15t
          * Sacramento trip is then paid off (if donations, etc… meet the attached expectations)
          * New Orleans trip monthly payments from February through May are $87.50

2) Scenario #2
          * Pay as much as you can of the $255.60 (Sacramento airfare) by January 15th
          * The balance of the airfare will be due by April 1st
          * New Orleans trip monthly payments from February through May are $87.50

3) Scenario #3
          * New Orleans/Sacramento airfare combined monthly payments from January through May are $121.00

Thanks for your support, everyone! These 2 trips will be unbelievable performance experiences for our band!!

Upcoming Performances/Special Rehearsals:

-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].
-Fri, 5/25 – Mon, 5/28 – 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.