May 302012
 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR SACRAMENTO MUSICIANS FOR A VERY SUCCESSFUL SACRAMENTO MUSIC FESTIVAL! YOU WERE RECEIVED SO WELL AND NOW HAVE LOTS OF CALIFORNIA FANS OUT THERE!! I GOT THE AWARDS SUMMARY FROM KRISTY – CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN TO ALEX AND RICO FOR BEING SELECTED TO THE 2012 DRAGA’S PICKS SACRAMENTO ALL-STAR YOUTH BAND – WHAT AN HONOR!! THERE WERE ONLY 14 TOTAL MUSICIANS SELECTED OUT OF THIS YEAR’S 15 PARTICIPATING YOUTH BANDS!!!

WE HAD A RECORD NUMBER OF 6 MUSICIANS OUT OF OUR POSSIBLE 8, RECEIVE OUTSTANDING SACRAMENTO YOUNG MUSICIAN AWARDS!!! NO OTHER BAND HAD MORE THAN 3 MUSICIANS SELECTED FOR THIS AWARD – THAT IS REALLY SOMETHING GUYS – CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR OUR PERFORMANCE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST: Please arrive at Flesher-Hinton Music Store by 1:00 pm. I will need everyone to meet there in order to get our whole band situated in the car pool up to Ft. Collins.  We are performing at Avo’s – 605 S. Mason, Fort Collins). We will hopefully arrive by 2:30 pm. Driving directions can be found on the Event Calendar page. Please wear your maroon band shirt, khaki slacks, dress shoes and socks. We perform from 3:00 until 4:00 pm, and then again from 6:45 until 7:00pm. Parents, friends and relatives are very welcome to attend. Please bring dinner money as we will eat at Avo’s.

A drum set and piano will be provided for the performance.

Please be sure all selections are prepared and memorized for Friday’s set. 

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

Please work really hard, enjoy your private lessons, and be ready for Friday’s performance.

Please note the additional dates and changes we’ve now added to our schedule – Sunday, June 17th (3:15-6:00pm) Westminster Elks Lodge, June DJC Session; Sunday, June 17th (6:00-10:30pm, SACRAMENTO MUSICIANS ONLY) 1309 W 121st Ave, DenverMonday, June 18th (5-7pm) Location TBA, YMCA National Conference Reception; Tuesday, June 26th (6-8:30 pm) Holly Creek Retirement Center, Centennial [No Alec, Rafael or Mason]; Saturday, July 7 (3:30-10 pm) Drums Along the Rockies Pre-Show (Sports Authority at Mile High) [No Rafael]; Saturday, July 14 (4:30-9:30pm) Denver Botanical Gardens [No Rico 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]; NEW BAND – Monday, September 3rd, Labor Day (Time TBA) Avo’s Jazz Fest, Ft. Collins; and Sunday, September 30 (9:15am-8:45pm) Summit Jazz Festival (Red Lion Inn Denver Southeast 3200 South Parker Road, Aurora).

New Orleans Trip Update: Thanks to everyone’s hard work, we won’t need to collect anymore trip payment money – great job! 

SACRAMENTO MUSICIANS – WE HAVE CONFIRMED A RECORDING STUDIO TO DO OUR ANNUAL CD RECORDING. THIS IS THE DATE/TIME: Sun, 6/17: 6:30-10:30pm, so we will go from 3:15pm at Westminster Elks Lodge until 10:30pm at the recording studio.

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:

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

September 1-13, 16-20, 23-5, 27, 30

Upcoming Performances/Special Rehearsals:

 -Fri, 6/1 – 1:00 – 9:00 pm – Northern Colorado Traditional Jazz Society Performance with the Poudre River Irregulars (5:30 – 7:00 pm performance, bring dinner money, maroon/slacks) Avo’s [605 S. Mason, Fort Collins]. 
-Mon, 6/11 – Sat, 6/16 – New Orleans Performance Tour.
-Sun, 6/17 (3:15-6pm) DJC May Session – Westminster Elks Lodge, 3850 Elk Dr (includes dinner)
-Sun, 6/17 (6-10:30pm, Sacramento Musicians Only) Annual CD Recording Session, 1309 W 121st Ave, Denver (Bring Dinner Money)
-Mon, 6/18 (5-7:30pm) YMCA Conference Reception (Location TBA)
-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
-NEW BAND – Monday, September 3rd, Labor Day (Time TBA) Avo’s Jazz Fest, Ft. Collins.
-Sunday, September 30 – 9:15am-8:45pm – Summit Jazz Festival (Red Lion Inn Denver Southeast 3200 South Parker Road, Aurora).

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