EE: 14 February 2017

Hello Elgin Encores,
What a great Sunday service show!  We received many compliments and especially for ole Mack!  Good rehearsal Tuesday as well.



From the email blast: Ireland Performance Trip!

Ireland!  In our email blast of January 16, 2017, we told you about plans in the works for a performance trip to Ireland in June of 2018.  We are pleased to announce that the date has now been set as June 18 – 30.  The trip will include lots of sightseeing, as well as several opportunities to perform as a group.  For more details and registration, click here.   For a printable brochure, click here.

Although the travel company will require a deposit by credit card or cheque to reserve a spot if you register, no payment is actually cashed until we have reached a minimum of 30 participants, AND we have confirmed that we have a viable band among them in terms of instrumentation.

There will be information sessions on Tuesday, March 28 at 5:15 and 6:30 at Dominion Chalmers with a representative from the travel agency who will be able to answer questions about the trip.


This week’s order:


Counting Stars (Term 1 warm up)

French Canadian Folksongs

Donkey Riding (ending)

El Camino Real (ending)**

**see attachment for a slower-paced practice file I made for your El Camino needs.





Trumpets-Malcolm H.




Have a great weekend and Family Day,



This term’s pieces

New Horizons

Morning Train (arr. Vinson, no concert band sound file)

Donkey Riding

Scottish Ballade

French Canadian Folksongs (no clear sound file)


Last term’s pieces

Mack the Knife arranged by Jack Bullock

The Adventure Begins by Matt Conaway

Counting Stars arranged by Matt Conaway

On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss, by David Holsinger

Kinesis by Michael Sweeney

El Camino Real by Alfred Reed, arranged by Robert Longfields

Salvation is Created by Tschesnokoff