February 21, 2016 Band Notes

Rehearsal Notes

Essential Elements: line 9 to work on cutoffs and dynamics. We played this note pp and ff. 97 trombone rag. 119, 121, 123 for the  jumps. Remember to work on low notes to get good high notes!

Visions of Arajuez: We did a Marathon on this one. Great work everyone! First, sections asked for the cues that they would like. Remember that this is a latin piece, so it will not feel like a 3/4 Waltz. We got to 43. We worked on m. 34 to get our timing together as an ensemble. We also did the transitions between section entries up to 41. Remember at 41 there is a conversation between the low brass and the flutes/alto saxes.

24 or 6 to 4: We worked on the opening up to m. 17. Clapped m.14 in sections, so we could hear each part.

Next Week Plan:

EE: 119, 121, 123, 126,128


We will have sectionals next week, but it will be Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion.

We will be looking at each of the pieces, so please pick out the difficult sections and practice them. Start slowly (especially practice with a metronome) and then get faster.

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