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Great job on Saturday everyone! The audiences appreciated both performances very much!!
On Sunday, we will have our required parent/student expectations meeting from 3 until no later than 3:30pm. This will take place at Flesher-Hinton Music Store, right before our early rehearsal. Please wear your blue band shirt, khaki band slacks, dress shoes and socks. Then rehearsal will go until 5:45pm, and we’ll car pool to the Bull and Bush Pub (4700 Cherry Creek South Dr, Denver). Please bring dinner money as we’ll eat there between performances. We perform around 6:45 until 7pm and then again from 7:45 until 8pm, along with some additional performances with Your Father’s Mustache Band. Parents, relatives and friends are all invited, as long as they eat and drink at the pub. There is no cover charge. If they want to be seated in the room where the band performs, they may need to arrive by 5pm – it’s not a very large seating capacity. We will be done at 9pm.

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

Please be prepared to play all your major scales around the circle of fourths. We’ll also do pg. 6 in the improv book – Major triads plus 6th’s around the circle. Please practice so you can do it all from memory.

We will rehearse for the Bull and Bush  performance, along with preparing for the August 19th Club Picnic performance.

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

Please work really hard and be ready for Saturday’s and Sunday’s performances and rehearsal.
Please note our fall break will go from November 5th through 22nd. There may be a rehearsal/clinic with Bill on Sunday, November 11th, if he can cover – I’ll let you know.

These are our available performance dates. Please let me know as soon as possible if you have a conflict with any of these dates:
August 12-20, 21 (No Trevor; Matt will join us), 22-31

September 1-13, 16-20, 23-5, 27, 30; October 1-4, 8-14, 16, 21-2, 24-5, 28, 30-1; November 1, 4, 23-29; December 2-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-2, 30-1
January 1-31; February 1-28; March 1-12, 19-28; April 3-30; May 1-31; June 1-17, 18-28 (No Cameron), 29-30; July 1-17, 20-31; August 1-10

Upcoming Performances/Special Rehearsals:
 -Sunday, August 12 – 3:00-3:30pm (Flesher-Hinton Music Store) Required parent/student expectations meeting
-Sunday, August 12 – 3:30-9:00pm (Flesher-Hinton/Bull and Bush Pub, 4700 Cherry Creek South Dr, Denver) Early rehearsal and performance [6:45-9:00pm] with Your Father’s Mustache Band, Blue/slacks)
-Sunday, August 19 – 2-8:45pm (310 Shadycroft Drive, Littleton) DJC Annual Barbecue/Picnic Performance (includes rehearsal time) Maroon/Shorts [Bring a dish to share – salad, appetizer, dessert or snack]
-Tuesday, August 21 – 6:00-8:30pm (Arvada Estates, 7175 Kipling St, Blue/Slacks; No Trevor/Matt will join us) Blue/Slacks
-Sunday, August 26 – 6:30-9:00pm (Flesher-Hinton Music Store) Special reed clinic with Lance Acker
-Mon, September 3rd, Labor Day (10am-4pm) Avo’s Jazz Fest, Ft. Collins, Maroon/Slacks, includes commute and lunch time, 1-2pm performance (Maroon/Slacks)
-Sun, 9/16 – 3:15-8:45pm (Westminster Elks Club,  3850 Elk Drive) DJC September Session, includes dinner & rehearsal, Blue/Slacks.

-Sun, 9/23 – 3:00-9pm (Bergen Valley Elementary School, 1422 Sugarbush Dr in Evergreen, 3-5pm performance); Maroon/Slacks; Bring money for a quick dinner stop before our abbreviated rehearsal at Colton’s house, 6:30-8:30pm.
-Sunday, September 30 – 9:15am-9:00pm – Summit Jazz Festival (Red Lion Inn Denver Southeast 3200 South Parker Road, Aurora) Includes brunch, dinner & rehearsal, Blue/Slacks.
-Wed, Thurs, Fri or Sat, 1/23-1/26/13 – 2 day stay at the Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs (1 hour performance set at the Colorado Music Educators Association Clinic/Conference).

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