EE: 20 November 2018

Hi Elgin Encores:

  1. Show pieces.
  2. Specific show information
  3. Admin
  4. Three more rehearsals

  1. These are the pieces you voted for, and I put them in performance order:
  2. The Cat’s Pajamas
  3. All About that Bass
  4. Postcard from England
  5. I am the Doctor

We will keep all of these along with Oceanscapes and Music in the Dark active for our retirement home (or similar) show to be planned in the Spring.

I can’t believe we only have three rehearsals left before the show.

  1. Specific show information

-Our concert is Sunday 16 December from 1-5pm.

-We play at 2PM; so warm up in the library at 12:45PM.

-Please plan to car pool, and park at the back of the parking lot after dropping off equipment.

-Refreshment sign up sheets (for concert day) are coming!  Please contribute J

-We could also use a few people to help our stage manager with chairs on the day of the show.

  1. Some admin:

-Use the front door to enter the school ONLY.  You may exit through any door but must enter through Brookfield’s main entrance.

-If it snows or becomes muddy, bring a change of shoes so that we don’t leave a trail throughout the school hallways.

-Our concert is Sunday 16 December at 1PM.  There is an intermission at 3PM and the concert is scheduled to finish around 5pm.  (EE warms up at 12:45PM in the library, and plays at 2pm)

-The Spring concert is Sunday 14 April.

-Registration for winter opens for all internals on 01 December and opens to new registrants on 11 December.  This runs until 31 December or until bands reach capacity.  The registration form will be found here.

  1. Three more rehearsals

Rehearsal Order


All About that Bass

The Cat’s Pajamas

I am the Doctor (esp. for percussion)

Oceanscapes (to coordinate percussion – see below)

Postcard from England

All About that Bass


Music in the Dark

The Cat’s Pajamas

Postcard from England

I am the Doctor

All About that Bass


Music in the Dark (read through – warm up)

All About that Bass

I am the Doctor

Postcard from England

All About that Bass

The Cat’s Pajamas

Oceanscapes – Percussion

Jeremy, add to ‘timpani’ part:

Suspended cymbal rolls Percussion 2 12-30
Suspended cymbal roll Percussion 2 88-93 + crash on SC @ 91
Suspended cymbal rolls + crash cymbals on SC Percussion 2 145-151

(timp solo @ 152)

Nikki, add to ‘Percussion 1’ part (pls play SD):

Triangle Percussion 2 13-16
Triangle Percussion 2 93-110 (fast switch)

All About that Bass by Kevin Kadish and Meghan Trainor, arranged by Paul Murtha

Cat’s Pajamas (The) by Pierre La Plante

I am the Doctor by Murray Gold, arranged by Robert Buckley

Music in the Dark arranged by Danny Elfman, arranged by Johnnie Vinson

Postcard from England by Robert Buckley

Oceanscapes by Rob Romeyn