Mar 102014
See you by 5:45pm at The Vi Retirement Community (2850 Classic Dr, Highlands Ranch 80126). Please wear your maroon/slacks band outfit (Black dress shoes, long dress socks, black belt & no visible undershirt). You will be parking in employee parking and coming around the building. We can unload at the main entrance, however. The performance runs from 7 until 8pm. A piano is provided, but we’ll need the drum kit, carpet, PA system, and bass amp. We will be done packing up around 8:30pm. With regard to parents who would like to attend – they will be directed to park in the back lot and will need to walk around the building.  The Vi asks that they do not take chairs away from residents, and if they need to sit, only sit in the very back seats.
Please be sure all 11 selections are prepared and memorized for tonight’s performance.
TRANSCRIPTION ASSIGNMENT: On Sunday we’ll need to hear: “Bill Bailey” by Andrew; “Big Butter and Egg Man” by Jake W; “Royal Garden Blues” by Tom; Fish Vendor by Josh; “Saints” by Jake C; “The Mooche” by Adam; and “Blue Skies” by Ben.
 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:

March 10 (No Andrew before 4pm), 12 (No Adam, No Andrew before 4pm), 16 (No Andrew before 5pm; Tim will cover bass at the performance), 19, 21, 23 (No Andrew), 30 (No Jake C)

April 6 (No Jake C), 9, 13, 17, 18, 19 (No Josh), 21-22 (No Josh), 23-25, 26 (No Josh), 27 (No Copland after 4:30pm), 30

May 1, 3 (No Copland & Josh), 4, 5 (No Josh), 7-8 (No Copland), 10 (No Josh; No Copland before 4pm), 11, 12 (No Jake C, Ben & Josh), 13 (No Copland & Josh), 14-15, 18, 19 (No Jake W & Josh), 21 (No Jake W & Copland), 23-26 (No Jake W), 27 (No Josh), 28-30, 31 (No Josh)

June 1, 2-3 (No Josh), 4-6, 7 (No Josh), 8-13, 14 (No Josh), 15, 16-17 (No Josh), 18-19 (No Jake C), 20, 21 (No Josh), 22, 23-24 (No Josh), 25-29, 30 (No Josh)

July 1 (No Josh), 2-4, 5 (No Josh), 6, 7 (No Josh), 8 (No Copland & Josh), 13 (No Ben), 14-15 (No Ben & Josh), 16 (No Jake C & Ben), 19 (No Ben & Josh), 20 (No Ben), 21-2 (No Ben & Josh), 23-25 (No Ben), 26 (No Jake C & Ben), 27-31 (No Adam)

August 1 (No Adam), 9

(2014-15 Band) – August 10, 11-16 (Andrew’s MB camp), 17-31

(2014-15 Band) – September 1-30

Andrew – late August through end of October (Tu/Th 5-8:30pm & Sat 9-4 MB rehearsals)

Upcoming Performances/Special Rehearsals:

-Monday, March 10 (5:45-8:30pm) – The Vi Retirement Community –  (2850 Classic Dr, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126), 7-8pm Performance (Maroon)

-Sunday, March 16: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal (No Andrew, Tim will cover bass)

-Sunday, April 6: (5:30-6:30pm) Josh’s Drum Lesson w/Tony Pantelis; (6:30-9pm) Band/Drum Clinic w/Tony Pantelis

-Sunday, April 13: (5:30-6:30pm) Andrew’s Bass Lesson w/Ron Bland; (6:30-9pm) Band/Bass Clinic w/Ron Bland

-Sunday, April 20: Easter – NO REHEARSAL

-Sunday, April 27: (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 (No Jake W; Ben will take Jake W’s place)

-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

-Wednesday, June 11: (9:30am-4:30pm) Recording Session at MFP Studio (2949 Larimer Street, Denver)

-Sunday, June 15: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal (No Jake C)

-Saturday, June 28: (TBA) Performance at Golden City Park

-Sunday, July 20: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal (No Jake C & Ben)

-Thursday, July 24 through Saturday, July 26th: Evergreen Jazz Workshop & Festival (No Jake C & Ben)

-Sunday, July 27 through Friday, August 1st: NYC Performance Tour (No Adam)

-Saturday, August 9: (1-3pm) Flesher-Hinton Customer Appreciation Day; (3-5pm) Senior Celebration Dinner

-(2014-15 Band) – Sunday, August 17: (2-9pm) DJC monthly performance at the annual picnic potluck (Westerberg’s home in Littleton)/Rehearsal

-(2014-15 Band) – Saturday,  September 13: (9am-3:30pm) Adams County Heritage Festival

-(2014-15 Band) – Sunday, September 21: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal

-(2014-15 Band) – Sunday, September 28: (9am-9pm) Summit Jazz Festival/Rehearsal