February 14, 2017 Band Notes

Thank you for coming to rehearsal on a snowy Valentine’s Day!

Rehearsal Notes

Essential Elements: We did line 53 Aura Lee (also known as Love me Tender) and Line 77 Sakura, Sakura

In the Wake of Spring: We got all the way through! We clapped from measure 30 in sections to see which sections play together and then clapped together. Don’t be afraid to clap sections in your own section. I also asked what cues sections want (you should still count the bars, so you are not surprised when cued!).

Celtic Air and Dance: We went over the speed road map and found sections that should be cued. We did 57 to the end and paid close attention to the last 2 notes. We also worked on the transition and the beginning from a the slower tempo to a less slow tempo.

24 or 6 to 4: We played ourselves out with the closing phrase.

Next Week Plan:

EE: 119, 121, 123, 126,128

Concentrate on Visions of Aranjuez because we did not do it this week. (especially 55 to end)

Celtic Air and Dance:review last week and work on the “Faster” section


Important Dates:

Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3pm Our concert at Dominion Chalmers

Tuesday, April 11 extra rehearsal (to play through all our repertoire for the senior residence concert

Tuesday, April 18 6 – 8:30  Seniors Residence

Saturday, May 6  1:20- 6:30   Intercity Band Clinic for New Horizons Bands from Ottawa (we are hosting!), Potsdam, NY, and Montreal, PQ

Listening Links:

Celtic air and Dance http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10033567

In the Wake of spring: http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2472272 

Songs of Africa: https://www.jwpepper.com/Songs-of-Africa/2470645.item#.WG_vxxsrK00

Visions of Aranjuez: http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2478597

25 or 6 to 4:

Our version (level 2, incomplete recording) www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.action?itemid=8724762&lid=9&subsiteid=1&instrument=Concert%20Band&

Marching band level 2-3 arrangement, full piece for listening : https://s3.amazonaws.com/halleonard-audio/03744607.mp3


Cathy will be here to collect money for band shirts on Feb 28