Apr 282012

PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR OUR AUDITIONS, REHEARSAL, AND CLINIC ON SUNDAY, APRIL 29TH: Please arrive at Flesher-Hinton Music Store by 6:15 pm.  

Please remember to bring your April dues on Sunday, if you have not already done so.

Welcome to our two new All-Stars – Alec Bell, on cornet, from Cherry Creek HS; and Colton Sparks, on drums, from Evergreen HS!

Please note the additional dates and changes we’ve now added to our schedule – Saturday, May 12th (3:15-9 pm, including commute time – Boulder Mall, various locations; Saturday, May 19th (3-5:30pm) Arvada Estates Retirement Community, and (5:30-10pm) 16th Street Mall, Downtown Denver (location tba); Sunday, May 20th (5:00-5:30 pm) Westminster Elks Lodge – Mandatory Parent/Student Sacramento Trip Meeting; and Tuesday, June 26th (6-8:30 pm) Holly Creek Retirement Center, Centennial [No Ben, Alec or Mason].

I’ve also uploaded files for the Sacramento trip – performance sets, packing list, rules and regulations contract, and medical authorization form. The rules and medical forms need to be completed and signed before our meeting on the 20th of May. We’ll also need copies of both sides of your medical insurance card.

Please be sure the following selections are especially prepared and memorized for our upcoming performances: Black Bottom Stomp, Midnight in Moscow, Indiana, Ory’s Creole Trombone, and Blue Prelude.  The set order sheets and reference recordings can be found on the Downloads page

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

We will have 3 auditions, so please be prepared to play “Wolverine Blues” several times.

A special clinic will follow with professional pianist, Chris Calabrese. He plays with the Big Mama Sue Quartet out of San Francisco!

We still have had no luck finding a reed player – please pass the word around, and check with all your woodwind friends.

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

Trip Update: We still need to come up with a total of $1070 to cover the remaining costs for both trips. We are still hopeful that we can get some donations and gigs before we leave on our trips. But, each of us should plan on paying a maximum balance of $107 our trip to New Orleans in June.

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 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 22, 29, 30, 31

June 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 17, 18 (No Ben), [Ben’s last day: June 22], 24 -26 (No Alec or Mason), 29-30 (No Alec or Mason)

July 1-7 (No Alec or Mason), 8-13, 14-18 (No Rico), 20-21 (No Rico), 22, 23, 24-25, 26-27 (No Rico), 28-29 (No Rico or Mason)

August 4 (No Rico or Mason)

Upcoming Performances/Special Rehearsals:

-Sun, 5/6 – NO REHEARSAL

-Sat, 5/12 – 3:15 – 9 pm, includes commute time – Boulder Mall (various locations; no electricity, piano or sound system; blue/shorts outfit)

-Sat, 5/19 – 3 – 5:30 pm – Arvada Estates Retirement Community (4-5pm performance, maroon/slacks) [7175 Kipling St]

-Sat, 5/19 – 5:30 – 10pm – 16th Street Mall, Downtown Denver (7-9:30pm performance, maroon/slacks or shorts) [Location TBA]

-Sun, 5/20 – 3:15 – 8:45 pm – Denver Jazz Club’s May Session (3:15 – 4:15 pm performance/5:00 – 5:30 pm mandatory parent/student Sacramento Trip Meeting/6:15 – 8:45 pm rehearsal, bring dinner money, blue/slacks outfit) 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
-Tues, 6/26 – 6 – 8:30 pm – Holly Creek Retirement Center Performance (7-8 pm performance) [5500 E. Peakview Ave, Centennial 80121]
-Mon, 6/11 – Sat, 6/16 – New Orleans Performance Tour.
-Thurs, 7/26 – Sat, 7/28 – Evergreen Jazz Workshop and Festival Performances.
-Sat, 8/4 – 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Performance at the Annual Flesher-Hinton Music Store Customer Appreciation Day

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