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We’ll see you by 3:15pm on Sunday, 1/19, at Westminster Elks Lodge for our 3:50-4:15pm performance. Please wear your blue/slacks outfit. Please be sure the 3 performance selections are prepared and memorized for Sunday. Tom, I have you doing both announcements, since you said you enjoy talking in a microphone. Please prepare the announcements for Sunday’s performance.

Jake W – Please remember to bring a copy of both sides of your medical insurance card on Sunday.
Andrew – Please remember to bring your completed and signed medical emergency form, along with your signed rules sheet tomorrow.

Jake W, Copland, & Tom – the January dues need to be turned in on Sunday (Everyone else is paid up for this month).

We will stop for dinner on our way to rehearsal, so please bring food money.

TRANSCRIPTION ASSIGNMENT: Everyone is required to transcribe a solo from our professional recordings. We should be able 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, and Trevor is transcribing “Washington and Lee Swing.” Copland has already completed and performed his transcription. Josh is working on his drum set technique.

Please be sure the dominant 7th plus nine & pg. 18 in Bill’s Improv Book are prepared.

We will rehearse all 15 tunes that we’ll perform at the Broadmoor on January 23rd. Be sure everything is prepared and memorized.

Parent Drivers To/From Colorado Springs (Arrive by 3pm – Thurs, 1/23 & Depart 4pm or later on Fri, 1/24):

Mr. and Mrs. Conway: Jake C, Adam & Jake W (Conways will stay overnight at the Broadmoor; Adam and Jake W will be picked up at Adam’s house; They will be returned there on Friday afternoon/evening)

Mr. David McLean: Andrew & Trevor

Mr. Jonathan Evans: Tom & Josh

Copland will be brought to the Broadmoor by his Castle View HS Band Director, Mr. Mark Cellar; He will ride home with his parents on Saturday after the All State Jazz Concert.

We will cover the $16 valet parking fee for the 3 parent drivers who are transporting students to/from Colorado Springs.

Please drive up to the main entrance and let security know that you are checking in. The student rooms are under Trevor Smith & Copland Harris Rose.

Parents who would like to attend the Thursday performances will need CMEA parent passes.

So far, I’ve requested the following –

Ms. Julie Bell: 2 Thursday passes
Mr. & Mrs. Conway: 2 Thursday & Friday passes
Mr. David McLean: 1 Thursday & Friday pass
Mr. Jonathan Evans: 1 Thursday pass
Ms. Elaine Lewers: 1 Thursday & Friday pass

Please let me know as soon as possible if any additional parent passes are needed.

Trip payment #1 ($260) needs to be turned in by the end of January (February 2nd at the latest).

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.

January 15 (No Adam), 16-17 (No Andrew), 18, 19 (No Adam), 20, 21 (No Josh), 22 (No Adam), 25, 26 (No Adam), 27-28, 29 (No Adam), 30 (No Andrew), 31 (No Adam)

February 1 (No Adam & Andrew), 2-4, 5 (No Adam), 6 (No Andrew), 7-11, 12 (No Adam), 13-15 (No Copland & Andrew), 21, 23-28

March 1-3, 9 (No Adam & Jake W; No Andrew before 4), 5-15, 16 (Andrew, after 4), 17, 18 (No Copland), 19-31

April 6-7, 8 (No Copland & Andrew), 9, 12-13, 17 (No Andrew), 18-19, 21-30

May 1, 3-5, 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, January 19: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal (Blue/slacks)

-Thursday, January 23 – Friday, January 24: (3pm-overnight-8pm on Friday) CMEA
Clinic/Conference Performance in Colorado Hall (Exhibits Room),
5:00-6:30pm on Thurs, 1/23 at the Broadmoor Hotel, Colorad0 Springs, followed by a 2nd
performance on Thursday evening, from 7:15 until 8:00pm in the International Center
Lobby, before the Earl Klugh Concert (Maroon/slacks).

-Thursday, January 30: (5-7:45pm) Mile High Jazz Festival at Ralston Valley HS (13355 W. 80th Ave, Arvada)

-Sunday, February 2: (1-3:30pm) Special early Super Bowl Sunday rehearsal

-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

-Friday, May 23 – Monday, May 26: Sacramento Music Festival (Tentative)

-Monday, June 9: (6-9pm) Performance w/Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra at Dazzle, 930 Lincoln St, Denver, 80203

-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

-Thursday, July 24 through Saturday, July 26th: Evergreen Jazz Workshop & Festival

-Sunday, July 27 through Friday, August 1st: NYC Performance Tour