Jan 202012
 

PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR OUR REHEARSAL ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 22ND.

Please arrive at Flesher-Hinton Music Store by 6:15 pm.

Tim, please remember to bring back your 2nd maroon band shirt.

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

Practice your half step exercises around the circle of fourths on pg. 9. Please also prepare pg. 19.
Please be sure that our Mile High Jazz Festival Set (2/1/12) is prepared and memorized!

Please prepare: New Orleans Stomp (lift the solos), Cornet Chop Suey, Avalon, Seduced, Caravan, Five Foot Two, I’ve Found a New Baby, Them There Eyes, Washington and Lee Swing, Black Bottom Stomp, Maple Leaf Rag, Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody, When I Leave the World Behind, and Blue Prelude.

We will also read “Bye, Bye Blackbird.”

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

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

I’m going to try and book our band for as many paid performance dates as possible between now and the time we leave for New Orleans. I’ll try and help everyone out so we can financially afford to go on our two trips in May and June. By next Saturday, January 15th, please get me all conflict dates and times from now through June 10th. Check your school and home calendars – include school band concerts, SAT or ACT testing dates, prom, final exams, family trips, the school musical, band festival dates, other outside music group gig dates, graduation, college audition dates, and anything else you can think of. We will then let our venues know of our availability and book us up as much as possible. SO FAR I’VE ONLY RECEIVED DATES FROM TIM!
Upcoming Performances/Special Rehearsals:
-Wed, 2/1 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Mile High Jazz Festival (6:50pm Warm up; 7:20 pm Performance; 7:50 pm Clinic) Ralston Valley HS (13355 W. 80th Ave, Arvada) [blue].
-Thurs, 2/16 – 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Special Clinic w/Eddie Erickson on Banjo (Flesher-Hinton Music Store).
-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, 3/4 – 1:15 – 3:45 pm – Rehearsal
-Sun, 3/18 – 3:15 – 8:45 pm – Denver Jazz Club’s March Session (3:15 – 4:15 pm performance/6:15 – 8:45 pm rehearsal, bring dinner money) Westminster Elks Lodge (3850 Elk Drive) [blue].
-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) [maroon].
-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) [blue].
-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.

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