Jun 302013

I’m very sorry for the extreme lateness of the rehearsal time, but due to Kris and Alec’s schedules, we’ll need to go from 8:30 until 11pm on Sunday, June 30th (No Jake C, Copland, Andrew or Bre).

The following selections are a concern right now: New Orleans Stomp, Five Foot Two, Marchand De Poissons (too fast), I’ve Found a New Baby, Indiana, Caravan, and After You’ve Gone (too fast). Overall, please check that our tempos are correct and don’t go too quick. We have got to do a much better job with dynamics, too! Everyone must step up their memorization work, especially the vets in preparation for our European tour.

I’m happy to report that everyone is now paid up in full for Friday’s Europe trip!!

VETS – Please bring some spending money in both Euros and Swiss Francs. It’s about an 80% Euros/20% Swiss Francs ratio, since we’re only in Switzerland for 2 days. Another possibility is to bring a debit card. You will receive food money throughout the trip, so only snacks, bottled water, souvenirs, and incidentals need to be covered by you. I’m in the process of completing the final, detailed trip itinerary, but it may not be finished by Sunday night’s rehearsal time. I will print copies and distribute them at the 4th of July performance, if not on Sunday night. I’m also revising the packing list, since we’re only going to need to bring our uniform slacks as a back-up. We probably will only need to bring 2 business casual outfits for the entire trip. I’ll try to have that packing list to you on Sunday night as well.

It’s important that all families participate in our King Soopers fundraiser, if at all possible. This fundraiser greatly contributes to our financial aid, uniforms, supplies, and trip expenses. Dottie will have the gift cards available for purchase – just give your $25 check to Ed, and he’ll get it to her. Please bring $25 in cash, or a check made payable to the Denver Jazz Club, for each card you would like to purchase. Remember, you just use the card, same as cash, at King Soopers and Loaf & Jug (great for gas purchases!), each time you shop. Then we get 5% of the sales – you can’t beat it! You still earn your points and gas discounts as long as you use your King Soopers Rewards Card, along with the gift card. Thanks for all your support!!

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 let me know as soon as possible if you have a conflict with any of these dates:

June 30 (No Jake C, Copland, Andrew & Bre)

July 1-3 (No Adam & Copland), 4 (No Copland), 5-13 (Vets in Europe), 14-16, 19-20 (No Adam & Trevor), 21 (No Trevor & Kris; No Adam & Alec until 3:15pm), 22-24 (No Trevor or possibly Alec), 25-27 (No Kris, Jake W, Trevor or possibly Alec), 28-29 (No Kris or Trevor), 30 (No Trevor), 31 (Tyvon & Alec’s last day; No Kris & Trevor)

August 1-8 (No Adam & Trevor), 11-12 (No Adam)

Upcoming Performances/Special Rehearsals:
-Sunday, June 30: (8:30-11pm) Special Late Rehearsal (No Jake C, Copland, Andrew, & Bre)

-Thursday, July 4: (10:30am-2pm) Holly Creek Community, 5500 East Peakview Ave, Centennial 80121 (No Copland, maroon/shorts)

-Friday, July 5 through Saturday, July 13 (European Tour) [Vets only]
-Sunday, July 21: DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge (3:15-5pm, Senior awards) and dinner/rehearsal (5-9pm) [No Kris & Trevor; Matt will cover].
-Thursday, July 25 through Saturday, July 27: Workshops and performances [Friday: 8:30-9:30pm at Evergreen Christian Church; and Saturday: 1:30-2:30pm Workshop Performance at the Lake House] at the Evergreen Jazz Festival (No Kris or Trevor; Possibly no Alec; Matt will cover) [Colton’s parents have offered to have you stay at their house fron Thursday through Saturday, if you’d like – just confirm back to me, so I can let the Sparks family know; Confirmations so far: Copland].
-Wednesday, July 31: (4:00-8pm) Evergreen Lake Concert (5:30-6:30pm set) [No Kris & Trevor, Matt will cover; Senior Celebration Dinner #1]
-Sunday, Augusr 4: (2:30-5pm) Special early rehearsal
-Saturday, August 10: (1-3pm) Flesher-Hinton Music Store Customer Appreciation Day (No Adam, Last Day for Kris, Cameron, Tim. & Colton)
-Saturday, August 10: (3-4:30pm) Senior Celebration Dinner #2 [No Tyvon & Alec]

-Sunday, August 18: (2-9pm) DJC Annual Picnic Performance (Littleton home)/Rehearsal [New Band]
-Monday, September 2: (10am-6pm) Avo’s Jazz Festival (Ft. Collins) [New Band]

-Sunday, September 15: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal [New Band]

-Sunday, September 29: (9am-5pm) Performance at the Summit Jazz Festival (Red Lion SE in Aurora), followed by a Performance at the 2013 Bergen Carnival (Bergen Valley Elementary School, Evergreen) [New Band]