-Retirement home show: Bookmark Oakpark Retirement Residence on Wednesday 25 April at 7:30PM. Program/me: term 1 and 2 music.
Thank you to those who volunteered to help with start-of-term photocopying. If you’d like to add your name as a helper this week, you’re more than welcome to. This usually involves 3-4 people meeting at Staples and spending 4 hours organising music before the term starts.
We are now looking for 2 people to help with snack layout. This involves leaving rehearsal 4 mins early to set up the snacks in the staff room.
ORDER OF REHEARSAL
This coming week’s order:
March of the Trolls
Windjammer slow sections (beginning and middle) (without trumpet solos)
Next week’s order:
Windjammer faster section (also maybe with trumpet solos checkup)
What to bring:
-music stand (especially if you play flute, oboe, and clarinet. Priority of on-site stands go to large instruments like bass and bari sax)
-Essential Elements Book 2 (St. John’s is likely not to be there, but you can share with a bandmate I am sure.)
-Water cloth (to empty water on for brass instruments)
-a pencil (important!)
-term 1 music (eventually) We will combine both term’s music for the extra volunteer show
-Indoor shoes are recommended to leave a good impression.
-Toothbrush opt. (please remember to rinse out your mouth before playing to avoid nutrient+moisture buildup in your instruments…)
6:30-7:30 Full band: Music Room 154
7:30-7:45 Refreshments in Room 142
March of the Trolls
-quarter note=125 bbm
-I would like to try omitting bars 59-65 of the piece.
-Fls: bars 12 and 76, decrescendo only at end of bar (keep volume up longer), practise melody at 38 (listen to recording)
-Upper WWs/Altos: steady 16ths at beginning. Tendency is to rush and we want to hear first note, last note, and an even middle tempo regardless of right note.
-Clarinets: practise at a good forte dynamic (for better tone quality throughout) and with a focus on articulation (tongue end of notes also). FF dynamic at 30. Practise soli at 34.
-All saxophones play small notes at 51+.
-Bari Sax/Tenor Sax/Bass: look over 36 for exposed part. Look over the beginning with a metronome to ensure a steady rhythm. Make notes to self assess every 2 bars or so.
-Trumpets: short notes, even when not marked.
-Mid and Low brass: short notes, even when not marked. Bring out quarters at 22.
-Percussion: steady rhythm throughout with the basses. Bells/Tamb/BD/Timp part esp.
How Does a Moment Last Forever?
-Clarinets: beginning: slightly stronger dynamic and steady rhythm. Bring out low notes..
-Altos: alto-heavy piece! Everyone is welcome to play Alto 1 at the beginning if they want, but I need a few to switch to Alto 2 for bar 30. Look over: beginning-21, 39-52. Acquaint yourselves with the rhythm on time so that we can bring out expression and ensemble playing in rehearsal.
-Bari Sax/Tenor Sax/Euph: look over bar 55 as it’s a feature. (8th notes)
-Trumpets: more 2nd and 3rd trumpet volume to bring a nice harmony sound to the section.
-Trombones: play small notes in the beginning
-All: confident entry bars 4-6. Wait for beat 3 from conductor. Bar 102: short and quiet (!)
-Altos play little notes at 52: practise steady rhythm
-TSax/Hn/Euph/Altos: bar 52+, mind the rest on beat 1.
-Percussion: lots of exposed parts. Focus on steady esp Bongos and Mallets at 48 (exposed)
-Percussion 1: 2nd last bar fermata: little solo fill, make something up!
Beginning (slow section):
-All middle and low instruments: 22-30 hairpin dynamics. Practise increasing and decreasing dynamics steadily while changing notes. Some notes at the moment have a tendency to be immediately louder and this distracts from the melody. Keep smooth and within accompaniment context.
-Upper WWs: don’t worry about bar 29. The downbeat of bar 30 is more important, and if playing bar 29 is causing this to be missed, don’t play 29 until more comfortable.
-Hn/Euph/TSax: look over rhythm 13-22*
-Trps/Altos/Cls: look over rhythm 22-29*
*both groups: distinguish two sixteenths from two eighths (listen to recording)
– (!!!!) Alto 1/Trps/Euph: please look over 30-35 at home (!!!!)
-low and middle WWs/Cls/Euph: practise bar 28; especially bari sax
-Trb 1/Euph/Tsax: bar 25 – watch accidental of 2nd note (check key signature) J
-Percussion: need mallets coverage at bar 35+
Middle part 1 (moderate section)
-no notes for now. Individual practice.
Middle part 2 (slow section)
-Altos/Tenors/Hn/Euph: bars 148-151: important countermelody to look over.
End (moderate section and slow conclusion)
-All except Fls: look over what you have 155-171
-no othernotes for now. Individual practice.
Instrument Room Number Clinician
Flute/Oboe Room 112 Jasmine Ruffo
Clarinet Room 114 Angela Blackwell
Alto Sax Library 108 Peter Gemmell
Trumpet/FH Room 115 Jessica Granata
Low Sax/Brs/Bs Staff Room Adrian Cosstick
Percussion Room 142 (staff room), 143 (guidance room) Dominique Moreau
Tuesday 06 Feb: Flutes and oboes join Angela in 114
Tuesday 13 Feb and 20 Feb: Clarinets join Jasmine in 112
Tuesday 20 Feb: Angela is your clinician – joins altos in library
Second term concert date: Sunday 15 April, afternoon time TBD at Woodroffe United Church.
Volunteer Concert : Wednesday 25 April, 7:30PM, Oakpark Retirement Residence (2 Valour Dr).
Spring Band concert date: Tuesday 12 June, evening time TBD, at Woodroffe United Church
(Thanks Jackie for linking these!)
March of the Trolls
How Does a Moment Last Forever
The Beatles: 1964!
Phantom of the Opera
Whispers from Beyond
I’m a Believer