Feb 052012

PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR OUR REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE ON SUNDAY, February 12TH: Please arrive at Flesher Hinton Music Store by 3:15pm. Please wear your blue band shirt, khaki slacks, dress shoes and socks.

Please bring your February dues (except Alex and Dallas who have already paid) – they are due this week.

Also, Alex or Matt – do either of you have a Volume 1 CD of ours from the Bull and Bush Pub?

Mason, I still need your conflict dates – you’re the only one who has not turned them in yet!

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

We’ll continue working on the half step exercises on pg. 9. Please also prepare pg. 19 (2nd exercise).

Please be sure all selections are prepared and memorized for our Bull and Bush performance set for Sunday. This includes: Royal Garden Blues, Creole Love Call, Washington and Lee Swing, Maple Leaf Rag, Si Tu Vois Ma Mere, and Wolverine Blues. 

Matt, be sure to prepare the ragtime melodic solo to Washington and Lee Swing (on the Youth All-Star CD vol. 1).

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

Please also prepare the following for our rehearsal: Bourbon St. Parade, All of Me, Just a Closer Walk, Bill Bailey, Blue Skies, St. Thomas, It Don’t Mean a Thing, Bye Bye Blackbird, When I Leave the World Behind, New Orleans Stomp (lift the solos), Blue Prelude, Black Bottom Stomp, Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody, and Indiana.

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

We will car pool from Flesher-Hinton by approximately 6:00pm. Our 6:45-9:00pm performance with Your Father’s Mustache Band will be at the Bull and Bush Pub (4700 Cherry Creek South Dr). Driving directions can be found on the Event Calendar page. Please tell your parents, relatives and friends that there is no cover charge, but tables are usually filled up by 5:00pm. Please remember to bring dinner money as we will eat at the Pub.

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

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:

Feb. 12 (No Tim or Dallas), 17, 19, 26

March 11, 25 (No Tim)

April 1, 4, 15, 25, 26, 28, 29

May 13, 18, 19, 20, 22, 29, 30, 31

June 1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 17,18, 19

July 8, 9-13, 14-18 (No Rico), 20-21 (No Rico), 22, 23, 24-25, 26-27 (No Rico or Ben), 28-29 (No Rico, Ben or Mason)

August 4 (No Rico, Ben  or Mason)

Upcoming Performances/Special Rehearsals:

-Sun, 2/12 – 3:15 – 9:00 pm – Bull and Bush Performance with Your Father’s Mustache Band (No Tim or Dallas, but Daniel will perform) [blue].
-Thurs, 2/16 – 5:00 – 7:30 pm – Special Clinic w/Eddie Erickson on Banjo (Flesher-Hinton Music Store) NOTE THE EARLIER START TIME.
-Sun, 2/19 – 1:00 – 8:45 pm – Denver Jazz Club’s February Youth Session w/Eddie Erickson on Banjo (2:00 – 2:45 pm performance/6:15 – 8:45 pm rehearsal, bring dinner money) Westminster Elks Lodge (3850 Elk Drive)[maroon].
-Sun, 2/26 – 5:30 – 6:15 pm – Tim’s tuba lesson; 6:15 – 8:45 pm – Rehearsal and Clinic with Bill Clark.
-Sun, 3/4 – 1:15 – 3:45 pm – Rehearsal
-Sun, 4/15 – 3:15 – 8:45 pm – Denver Jazz Club’s April Session (3:15 – 4:15 pm performance/6:15 – 8:45 pm rehearsal, bring dinner money) Westminster Elks Lodge (3850 Elk Drive).
-Sun, 5/6 – NO REHEARSAL
-Sun, 5/20 – 3:15 – 8:45 pm – Denver Jazz Club’s May Session (3:15 – 4:15 pm performance/6:15 – 8:45 pm rehearsal, bring dinner money) Westminster Elks Lodge (3850 Elk Drive).
-Fri, 5/25 – Mon, 5/28 – Sacramento Music Festival Trip.
-Fri, 6/1 – 3:30 – 10:00 pm – Northern Colorado Traditional Jazz Society Performance with the Poudre River Irregulars (5:30 – 7:00 pm performance, bring dinner money) Avo’s [605 S. Mason, Fort Collins]. Driving directions can be found on the Event Calendar page
-Mon, 6/11 – Sat, 6/16 – New Orleans Performance Tour.
-Thurs, 7/26 – Sun, 7/29 – Possible Evergreen Jazz Workshop and Festival
-Sat, 8/4 – 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Possible Performance at the Annual Flesher-Hinton Music Store Customer Appreciation Day

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