Jan 172013
As was mentioned at the December parent/student meeting, we are estimating the Montreux, Switzerland trip to cost $4000 per person. Since the Sacramento airfare has already been paid, I was able to reduce the Feb. 1oth payment down to $1500. I’ll send you an email with your new trip balance amount which can be applied to the Feb. 10th payment. These dates correspond to the times each monthly dues need to be paid as well. The amounts listed do not include the $120 monthly dues. The amount in parenthesis is for the parent trip to Montreux, so there is no Sacramento cost added.
Feb. 10 – $1500 ($1500)
March 10 – $680 ($625)
April 14 – $680 ($625)
May 12 – $680 ($625)
June 9 – $680 ($625)
Please remember that our Bull & Bush Pub performance has been canceled for Sunday night, so we are now rehearsing at 10:15am. Please wear your maroon/slacks outfit. We will stop for a quick lunch on our way to the Westminster Elks Club, so please bring some food money.
We will plan on arriving at the Westminster Elks Club by 2:15pm. Our performance sets will be performed in between the sets by the Poudre River Irregulars at 2:50-3:10pm and 3:50-4:10pm. This will be a preview concert of our upcoming CMEA performance! We will dismiss at 5pm.
The set orders and reference recordings can be found on the Downloads page. Please be sure all tunes are prepared and memorized completely for our performances on January 20th and 24th.
Please also be working on: Sing Sing Sing, Come Fly With Me, Muskrat Ramble, West End Blues, Minnie the Mooche, My Walkin’ Stick, Water from an Ancient Well, and Sheik of Araby.

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

Please remember to bring your listening CD’s on Sunday.

Please be prepared to play pg. 26 in the improv book.
We also need to decide on the 3 tunes for the Mile High Jazz Festival.
Please follow the itinerary that has been posted and handed out. We need to arrive to the main building of the Broadmoor no later than 9am on Thursday, 1/24. Please wear your blue/slacks outfit. Parents, you can use valet parking for $18 or self service for $8.00. Please arrive early – by 11:00am, or you may not be admitted in the ballroom. You must have a ticket to get in, so your student, on Sunday, will be bringing home the number of tickets that you ordered. We will have someone at the door with additional tickets if you need them. I also have some wrist bands which will admit you into all the convention activities throughout Thursday, so please let me know after the concert how many you would like. Please remember you need to dress in semi-formal attire for the concert. We perform from 11:45am until 12:30pm. The DVD/CD combo sells for $35 if you’re interested. 
These are our available performance dates. Please let me know as soon as possible if you have a conflict with any of these dates:
January 20-25, 26-27 (No Trevor), 28-31; February 3-4, 5 (No Alec), 6-12 (No Tim), 13, 14 (No Alec &Tim) 17-26, 27 (No Alec), 28; March 3-4, 10-12, 17-18, 19 (No Josh), 22-23 (No Josh), 24 (No Josh); April 3, 7-11, 13 (No Cameron), 14, 15-16 (No Alec), 20-25, 27-30; May 1, 4-7, 8 (No Josh until after 6pm), 10, 11 (No Josh until evening),12, 17-18, 19 (No Colton 4:15-7:30pm), 20 (No Josh), 21, 23, 24 (evening), 25-28, 29-31 (Possibly no Cameron); June 1-3 (Possibly no Cameron), 4-17, 18-28 (No Cameron), 29-30; July 1–17, 19-20, 21-30 (No Trevor), 31; August 1-10 (No Trevor)

Upcoming Performances/Special Rehearsals:
-Sunday, January 20: (10:15am-12:45pm) Special early CMEA rehearsal [Wear your maroon/slacks outfit]; (12:45-2:15pm) Car pool/lunch; (2:15-5:00pm) DJC January Session Performance – 2:50-3:10pm & 3:50-4:10pm; (5pm dismissal). 
-Thursday, 1/24/13- Fri, 1/25/13: (7am departure; wear your blue/slacks outfit on Thursday morning and early afternoon) 2 day stay at the Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs (45 minute performance set at the Colorado Music Educators Association Clinic/Conference on Thursday, January 24th at 11:45am; Return home on Friday by 5pm).
-Wednesday, 1/30: 5:15-7pm Mile High Jazz Festival at Ralston Valley HS.
-Sunday, 2/3: 1-3:30pm Special early Super Bowl Sunday rehearsal.
-Thursday, 2/14: (5-7pm) Clinic w/DJC guest trombonist, Jim Fryer (No Alec or Tim) [Denver Musicians Union, 1165 Delaware St]
-Sunday, 2/17: (1-9pm, 2-2:45pm performance) Concert at Westminster Elks Lodge w/Jim Fryer [Includes sound check, performance, dinner and rehearsal].
-Sunday, 3/31: NO REHEARSAL
-Sunday, 4/21: DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge (3:15-5pm) and dinner/rehearsal (5-9pm).
-Sunday, May 19: DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge (3:15-5pm) and dinner/rehearsal (5-9pm).
-Friday, May 24 (Meet at DIA at 5:15pm)-Monday, May 27 (Return home by 11pm): Sacramento Music Festival Trip [Tyvon and Colton depart on Saturday morning – be at DIA by 6:15am].
-Wednesday, June 5 (9am-3:30pm): Recording Session at Mighty Fine Productions (2949 Larimer St, Denver)
-Friday, June 7 (5-10pm) or Sunday, June 9 (2-7pm): Possible Montreux Benefit Concert in the Denver area.
-Monday, 6/10: (6-9:30pm, 7-7:45pm concert) Performance w/Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra at Dazzle (930 Lincoln St, Denver). Includes
                                 sound check, performance, dinner and MJO’s performance]
-Sunday, June 16: DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge (3:15-5pm) and dinner/rehearsal (5-9pm).
-Wednesday, July 3 through Monday, July 15 (Window of possible dates for our European Tour)
-Sunday, July 21: DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge (3:15-5pm) and dinner/rehearsal (5-9pm).
-Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28: Workshops and performances at the Evergreen Jazz Festival
-All dates and driving directions can be found on the Event Calendar page.