Aug 172012
On Sunday, August 19th we will meet by 2pm at 310 Shadycroft Drive, in Littleton for the DJC Annual Barbecue/Picnic Performance. Please wear your Maroon/Shorts outfit. Please also bring a dish to share – salad, appetizer, dessert or snack. Up to 2 parents per family are welcome to enjoy the barbecue  for free. We will perform at approximately 2:45-3pm and then again around 3:45-4:15pm.
The picnic will conclude at 5pm. We will then car pool over to our rehearsal at Flesher-Hinton Music Store.                 
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 pp. 6 and 8 in the improv book . Please practice so you can do it all from memory.

We will rehearse for the Arvada Estates  performance on August 21st. Selections also need to be made for the Labor Day Avo’s Jazz Fest Set.                                 

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

Please work really hard and be ready for Sunday’s performance and rehearsal.
There will be no rehearsal on October 14th. If possible, I’d like us to start rehearsing on Sunday, October 21st at 11:30am. That way we’ll be prepared to perform at the Club later in the afternoon. So, we would go from 11:30am until 5pm on that particular Sunday.
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 19-20, 21 (No Trevor; Matt will join us), 22-31

September 1-13, 16-20, 23-5, 27, 30; October 1, 2 (No Cameron: 3:30-5:30pm), 3 (No Cameron: 6:30-8:30pm), 4, 7 (No Cameron: 8-10am), 8-10, 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 19 – 2-9pm (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.
-Sunday, October 14 – No rehearsal
-Sunday, October 21 – 11:30am-2pm – Rehearsal
-Sunday, October 21 – 2-5pm – Car pool to Westminster Elks Club Performance (Bring food money); Performance at 3:45-4:15pm
-Monday, November 5 – Friday, November 23 – Fall Break
-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.