Jun 082012
 

PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR OUR REHEARSAL ON SUNDAY, JUNE 10TH: Please arrive at Flesher-Hinton Music Store by 6:15 pm.

Colton, please bring your drum set to Sunday’s rehearsal.

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 1 saxophone audition, so please be prepared to play “Wolverine Blues” a couple of times.

We are still looking for a piano player, in addition to a reed player. Please let me know if you have any recommendations.

Please work really hard, enjoy your private lessons, and be ready for Sunday’s rehearsal.

NEW ORLEANS MUSICIANS – THE TRIP ITINERARY AND REVISED PACKING LIST HAVE NOW BEEN UPLOADED. PLEASE REALIZE THAT YOU WILL NEED TO BRING BLACK DRESS SHOES, A BLACK DRESS BELT, 1 PAIR OF BLACK DRESS SOCKS, A WHITE DRESS SHIRT, AND 1 PAIR OF BLACK DRESS SLACKS, IN ADDITION TO WHAT YOU BROUGHT TO SACRAMENTO. YOU WILL ALSO NEED 6 PAIRS OF DRESS SOCKS, AND 6 PAIRS OF LOW CUT WHITE SOCKS. BEFORE YOU LEAVE, PLEASE USE A PERMANENT MARKER AND WRITE YOUR INITIALS ON THE SIZE TAGS OF YOUR BAND SLACKS AND BAND SHIRTS. PLEASE DO THE SAME ON THE INSIDE WAISTBAND OF YOUR BAND SHORTS.

THE REVISED NEW ORLEANS SET LISTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS HAVE NOW BEEN UPLOADED.

ON MONDAY, JUNE 11TH, PLEASE ARRIVE AT THE DIA UNITED CHECK-IN BY 8:45AM. PLEASE WEAR YOUR BLUE/SLACKS OUTFIT. LET’S SEE IF WE CAN LIMIT THE CHECKED BAGGAGE TO 4 AGAIN.

WE WILL RETURN ON SATURDAY, JUNE 16TH AT 11:00PM. WE WILL CLAIM OUR LUGGAGE AT UNITED AIRLINES BAGGAGE, WHERE PARENTS CAN MEET YOU.

ENTIRE BAND – ON SUNDAY, JUNE 17TH, PLEASE WEAR YOUR BLUE BAND SHIRT, KHAKI BAND PANTS, DRESS SHOES AND SOCKS OUTFIT. WE WILL MEET AT WESTMINSTER ELKS CLUB (3850 Elk Drive) BY 3:15PM. THE SET LIST FOR THIS DJC SESSION HAS NOW BEEN UPLOADED. WE PERFORM FROM 4:00 UNTIL 4:20PM. DRUM SET, CYMBALS AND PIANO WILL BE PROVIDED. ALEC & MASON WILL NOT BE AT THIS PERFORMANCE. PARENTS, FAMILY MEMBERS, AND FRIENDS  ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!! NON-SACRAMENTO MUSICIANS, WE WILL DISMISS RIGHT AFTER OUR PERFORMANCE.

SACRAMENTO BAND – WE WILL CAR POOL FROM THE WESTMINSTER ELKS LODGE TO A FAST FOOD DINNER PLACE, SO PLEASE BRING FOOD MONEY. THEN WE WILL TRANSFER TO HYPERTHREAT SOUND RECORDING STUDIO (10450 WHITE PINE DRIVE PARKER, CO 80134). THIS IS IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA. THEY WOULD LIKE US TO ARRIVE BY 6PM. MASON, JUST GET THERE AS SOON AS YOU CAN – BRING YOUR CYMBALS AND BASS PEDAL, SINCE WE’LL BE USING THEIR DRUM SET. A GRAND PIANO WILL BE PROVIDED FOR OUR USE. THE RECORDING SESSION SET LIST HAS NOW BEEN UPLOADED. WE SHOULD FINISH UP BY 11:00PM.

ENTIRE BAND – THE MONDAY, JUNE 18TH NATIONAL YMCA CONFERENCE PERFORMANCE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE DOWNTOWN DENVER GRAND HYATT (1750 Welton St). PLEASE ARRIVE BY 5:00PM – WE’LL BE PERFORMING IN THE BALL ROOM. PLEASE WEAR YOUR MAROON BAND SHIRT, KHAKI BAND SLACKS, DRESS SHOES AND SOCKS OUTFIT. ALEX, PLEASE BRING YOUR KEYBOARD AND AMP; MASON PLEASE BRING YOUR DRUM SET AND CYMBALS. THE SET LIST HAS NOW BEEN UPLOADED. THE PERFORMANCE WILL GO FROM 6 UNTIL 7PM. APPETIZERS AND DRINKS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR THE BAND. WE WILL LOAD UP AND DISMISS AROUND 7:30PM.

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:

June 18 [Ben’s last day], 24-26 (No Alec or Mason), 29 (No Alec or Mason), 30 (No Alec, Mason or Rico)

July 1 (No Rico, Alec or Mason), 2-6 (No Alec or Mason), 7, 8-13 (No Rico), 14 (No Alec?), 15-18 (No Rico or Alec), 20 (No Rico or Alec),    22-23, 24 (No Rico or Alec), 26 (No Rico or Alec), 27 No Rico or Alec; Mason’s Last Day), 28 (No Rico or Alec), 29 (Rico – Possible Last Day; No Alec?), 31

August 1-3 (No Rico), 4 (No Rico; Dallas & Alex – Last Day; Matt – Possible Last Day), 5 (No Rico), 6-10, 12-31

September 1-13, 16-20, 23-5, 27, 30

Upcoming Performances/Special Rehearsals:

  -Mon, 6/11 – Sat, 6/16 – New Orleans Performance Tour.

-Sun, 6/17 (3:15-4:30pm) DJC June Session – Westminster Elks Lodge, 3850 Elk Dr (Blue/Slacks)
 -Mon, 6/18 (5-7:30pm) YMCA National Conference Reception (Downtown Denver Grand Hyatt Ball Room, 1750 Welton St, Maroon/Slacks, Ben’s Last Day)
-Tues, 6/26 – 6 – 8:30 pm – Holly Creek Retirement Center Performance (7-8 pm performance, no Alec or Mason) [5500 E. Peakview Ave, Centennial 80121] Blue/Slacks.
Sat, 7/7 (3:30-10 pm) Drums Along the Rockies Pre-Show (Sports Authority at Mile High, Maroon/Slacks)
-Sat, 7/14 (4:30-9:30pm) Denver Botanical Gardens (No Alec?) Blue/Slacks.
-Sun, 7/15 (3:15-8:45pm) DJC July Session – Westminster Elks Lodge, 3850 Elk Dr (No Alec or Rico; Maroon/Slacks, Includes dinner & rehearsal)
-Thurs, 7/26 (8:30am-2:30pm) Evergreen Jazz Festival Workshop (No Rico or Alec)
-Fri, 7/27 (8:00am-aft/evening) Evergreen Jazz Festival Workshop (No Rico or Alec; Mason’s Last Day)
-Sat, 7/28 (noon-3pm) Evergreen Jazz Festival Workshop Performance with the Queen City Jazz Band [1:30-2:30pm performance at the Lake House, No Rico or Alec] Blue/Shorts.
-Sat, 7/28 (3-9pm) Greenwood Village Day Performance (actual set will be after 4:30pm, includes commute time from Evergreen, & quick stop for dinner; No Rico or Alec) Blue/Shorts.
-Sun, 7/29 (noon-aft/evening) Evergreen Jazz Festival Performance Set [1:30-2:30pm on the Elks Patio; Rico’s Possible Last Day; Alec?] Maroon/Shorts.
-Sat, 8/4 – 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Performance at the Annual Flesher-Hinton Music Store Customer Appreciation Day (No Rico; Dallas & Alex – Last Day; Matt – Possible Last Day) Blue/Shorts.
-Sat, 8/4 – 3:00 – 5:00 pm – Senior Celebration Dinner
-NEW BAND – Sunday, August 19 – 2-8:45pm (310 Shadycroft Drive, Littleton) DJC Annual Barbecue/Picnic Performance (includes rehearsal time) Maroon/Shorts.
-Mon, September 3rd, Labor Day (Time TBA) Avo’s Jazz Fest, Ft. Collins, Blue/Slacks.
-Sun, 9/16 – 3:15-8:45pm (Westminster Elks Club,  3850 Elk Drive) DJC September Session, includes dinner & rehearsal, Maroon/Slacks.
-Sunday, September 30 – 9:15am-8:45pm – Summit Jazz Festival (Red Lion Inn Denver Southeast 3200 South Parker Road, Aurora) Includes brunch, dinner & rehearsal, Blue/Slacks.

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