Dec 132013

See you by 3:15pm on Sunday, 12/15 at Westminster Elks Lodge (3850 Elk Dr) for our 3:50-4:15pm performance in between sets of the Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra. Please wear your maroon/dark khaki slacks outfit. This is the DJC’s Annual Holiday Potluck Session. Be sure all 3 performance selections are prepared and memorized.

We will have our parent/student trip meeting immediately after our performance concludes, by 4:30pm. I’ve attached & uploaded the rules sheet, which needs to be signed by you and your parent before our January 23rd overnight Broadmoor trip. Please bring that with you to Sunday’s meeting. I’ll also have copies available at the meeting. I’ll have pricing, itinerary and payment information for our upcoming CMEA/Broadmoor Hotel, Sacramento Music Festival, and possible NYC performance tour trips. Please plan on having at least one parent attend. We’ll need everyone to have their calendars with them as well. We also need to see which parents can help with the car pool to/from Colorado Springs on January 23-24.

Please bring dinner money, as we’ll stop for food on the way to our 6:30-9pm rehearsal (No Jake C at rehearsal).

Please remember to bring your December dues, if you haven’t turned them in as of yet.

Tom Evans, Josh’s banjo playing friend, is joining us on Sunday. We are hoping this works out. Tom is a junior and already plays banjo – he is also a proficient pianist. Tom will just need to learn how to play plectrum banjo.

TRANSCRIPTION ASSIGNMENT: Everyone is required to transcribe a solo from our professional recordings. We should be able to listen to all transcriptions this Sunday. Adam is doing “The Mooche,” Jake C is transcribing “Saints,” Jake W is doing “Bourbon Street,” or something else,  Andrew is transcribing “Bill Bailey, and Trevor is transcribing “Washington and Lee Swing.” Copland has already completed and performed his transcription. Josh is working on his drum set technique.

Please be sure the dominant 7th plus nine & pg. 18 in Bill’s Improv Book are prepared. 
Also, we need to decide on the selections for the January CMEA performances. Please be prepared to rehearse the other selections on our set list, including After You’ve Gone, All of Me, Blue Skies, Down by the Riverside, Five Foot Two, Hello Dolly, Ice Cream, Indiana, I’ve Found a New Baby, Just a Closer Walk with Thee, Marchand De Poissons, The Mooche, Ory’s Creole Trombone, St. James Infirmary, Washington and Lee Swing, When It’s Sleepy Time Down South, and Wolverine Blues.   
CONGRATULATIONS FOR BEING INVITED BACK TO PERFORM AT THE 2014 CMEA CLINIC/CONFERENCE AT THE BROADMOOR HOTEL ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 23RD!!!! The actual performances will be from 5:00 until 6:30pm in Colorado Hall (Exhibits Room), and from 7:15 until 8:00pm in the International Center Lobby, before the Earl Klugh Concert. We’ll make it a two day trip with an overnight stay at the Broadmoor. You’ll be able to attend performances and clinic sessions throughout the day on Friday, January 24th. Parents are invited to come along and enjoy a night at the Broadmoor for their low convention rate of approximately $220 for a double room (regular price is around $350!). Please let me know as soon as possible if any parents would like to be included in our group reservation. We need parent car pool drivers for the trips to/from Colorado Springs.
All dates and driving directions can be found on the Event Calendar page.
The set order and reference recordings can be found on the Downloads page

These are our available performance dates. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE let me know as soon as possible if you have a conflict with any of these dates.
December 15 (No Jake C at rehearsal), 16, 17-18 (No Adam), 19, 20 (No Adam), 30-31 (No Copland)
January 1 (No Adam & Copland), 2 (No Copland), 3-5, 9-10, 12-13, 14 (No Josh & Andrew), 15 (No Adam), 16-17 (No Andrew), 18, 19 (No Adam), 20, 21 (No Josh), 22 (No Adam), 25, 26 (No Adam), 27-28, 29 (No Adam), 30 (No Andrew), 31 (No Adam)
February 1 (No Adam & Andrew), 2-4, 5 (No Adam), 6 (No Andrew), 7-11, 12 (No Adam), 13-15 (No Copland & Andrew), 21, 23-28
March 1-3, 9 (No Adam & Jake W; No Andrew before 4), 5-15, 16 (Andrew, after 4), 17, 18 (No Copland), 19-31
April 3-5 (No Copland), 6-7, 8 (No Copland & Andrew), 9, 12-13, 17 (No Andrew), 18-19, 21-30
May 1, 3-5, 7-8 (No Copland), 10-12, 13 (No Copland & Josh), 14-15, 18-19, 20 (No Copland & Josh), 21 (No Copland), 22 (Andrew, after 2), 23-31
June 1-30
July 1-7, 8 (No Copland), 13-16, 19-31
August 1-9

Upcoming Performances/Special Rehearsals:
-Sunday, December 15: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal (No Jake C at rehearsal)
-Sunday, December 15: (4:30-5:15pm) Required Parent/Student Trip Meeting at Westminster Elks Lodge
-Sundays, December 22 & 29: No Rehearsal
-Sunday, January 19: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
-Thursday, January 23 – Friday, January 24: (3pm-overnight-10pm on Friday) CMEA 
                                                                                          Clinic/Conference Performance in Colorado 
                                                                                          Hall (Exhibits Room),
                                                                                          5:00-6:30pm on Thurs, 1/23 at the Broadmoor 
                                                                                          Hotel, Colorad0 Springs, followed by a 2nd 
                                                                                          performance on Thursday evening, from
                                                                                          7:15 until 8:00pm in the International Center 
                                                                                          Lobby, before the Earl Klugh Concert.
-Thursday, January 30: (5-7:45pm) Mile High Jazz Festival at Ralston Valley HS (13355 W. 80th Ave, Arvada)
-Sunday, February 16: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
-Sunday, March 16: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
-Sunday, May 18: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
-Friday, May 23 – Monday, May 26: Sacramento Music Festival (Tentative)
-Monday, June 9: (6-9pm) Performance w/Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra at Dazzle, 930 Lincoln St, Denver80203
-Tuesday, June 10: (5:30-8:30pm, 7-8pm show) KUVO Jazz Radio Show, 2900 Welton St, #200, Denver
-Sunday, June 15: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
-Saturday, June 28: (TBA) Performance at Golden City Park
-Sunday, July 20: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal