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EVERYONE BUT CAMERON – PLEASE MEET AT THE UNITED AIRLINES INSIDE BAGGAGE CHECK-IN COUNTER AT DIA BY 7:30AM ON FRIDAY, MAY 25TH. PLEASE BRING INSTRUMENT, CYMBALS, WASHBOARDS, MUSIC, FOLDING MUSIC STAND, INSTRUMENT ACCESSORIES, BOTH BAND SHIRTS, BAND SHORTS & SLACKS, MONEY, PHOTO ID, DRESS SHOES, WHITE OR LIGHT COLORED TENNIS SHOES, DRESS SOCKS, LOW CUT WHITE SOCKS, JACKET, PERSONAL TOILETRIES, ADDITIONAL CASUAL CLOTHES, AND ANYTHING ELSE YOU THINK YOU NEED FOR OUR 4 DAY TRIP.

CAMERON – PLEASE ARRIVE AT DIA UNITED AIRLINES BAGGAGE CHECK-IN BY 1:30PM. PLEASE PRINT YOUR BOARDING PASS BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME. YOU WILL NEED TO PAY YOUR $25 BAGGAGE FEE EITHER ON-LINE IN ADVANCE, OR AT THE AIRPORT.

WE WILL DISMISS FROM THE DIA UNITED BAGGAGE CLAIM AREA ON MONDAY, MAY 28TH AT APPROXIMATELY 9:30PM.

I’VE NOW UPLOADED THE ASSIGNED SOLOS FOR THE FRIDAY 5:30PM SET W/KRISTY’S BAND. PLEASE PREPARE AND MEMORIZE YOUR ASSIGNED CHARTS. You may need to learn Avalon, Take the A Train, Lazy River, and/or Please Don’t Talk About Me. All the uploaded lead sheets are in the correct concert keys, except Please Don’t Talk – that has to be transposed to the key of F. I’ve uploaded these PDF’s to our website, along with an audio recording for each.

I’VE ALSO UPLOADED THE SACRAMENTO ANNOUNCEMENTS WHICH WILL BE MADE AT EACH OF OUR SETS. 

Please note the additional dates and changes we’ve now added to our schedule – Friday, June 1st (1-9:00pm) Avo’s (605 S. Mason) in Ft. Collins; 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].

The set order sheets and reference recordings can be found on the Downloads page

Please work really hard and be ready for this weekend’s big festival performances.

New Orleans Trip Update: We still need to come up with a total of $200 to cover the remaining cost for the New Orleans trip. We are still hopeful that we can get some more donations before we leave on the trip. But, each of us should plan on paying a maximum balance of $20 for our trip to New Orleans in June.

SACRAMENTO MUSICIANS – WE HAVE CONFIRMED A RECORDING STUDIO TO DO OUR ANNUAL CD RECORDING. THIS IS THE TENTATIVE 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:

May 29, 30, 31(No Colton)

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

Upcoming Performances/Special Rehearsals:

-Fri, 5/25 – Mon, 5/28 – Sacramento Music Festival Trip.

 -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 (3:15-5pm) DJC May Session – Westminster Elks Lodge, 3850 Elk Dr)
-Sun, 6/17 (5-10:30pm, Sacramento Musicians Only) Annual CD Recording Session, Location TBA (Bring Dinner Money)
-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

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