EE: 28 March

Hello Elgin Encores,

  1. Dress rehearsal coming up.  Concert dress will be all black, but you don’t need to dress up for Tuesday.
  1. If you are missing Term 1 pieces (see the very bottom), pls let me know at rehearsal for the seniors home concert on the 25th.
  1. Listen to Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert talk about their euphonium history (entertaining!):

Skip to 1:21


Band notes are posted on the ONH website at:




El Camino Real, by Alfred Reed, arr. R. Longfield

A French-Canadian Suite, arr. Arnold MacLaughlan

  1. Joli Tambour
  2. C’est la Belle Francoise

Morning Train, Words and Music by Florrie Palmer, arr. Johnnie Vinson

Sunday review:

Upper woodwinds and Altos please review:

-El Camino Real bars 63-65, and 189-end (about 6 bars there)

Tenor saxophones please review:

-El Camino Real – slow section melody for breathing locations

-French Canadian Suite breathing locations in 2nd mvmnt


-Nothing specific; but do keep notes short where appropriate

This coming week’s order:


Morning Train

A French-Canadian Suite

El Camino Real (beginning focus)

El Camino Real

A French-Canadian Suite

Morning Train





EE and ONH Official Concert: Sun April 9th, 3 – 5pm at DC Church

It will be great to showcase all our hard work on El Camino Real.

Our Seniors Home concert will be April 25th at Oakpark Retierment Residence.  Expect a rehearsal (all welcome) the Tuesday beforehand.

A Spring Concert Band at DC is taking shape.  More details when I get any.


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 (not playing this one)


El Camino Real by Alfred Reed, arranged by Robert Longfields


Salvation is Created by Tschesnokoff