February 7 Capital Crescendos Band Notes

Capital Crescendos Band Notes February 7, 2019


Important Dates to Remember

February 28 – last day to order and pay for a band shirt.

March 14 – No Band Rehearsal

April 11 – Tentative Community Concert  – TBD – venue and time – Suggestions are welcome and should be forwarded to Sheila or Kathryn.

April 14 – Spring Concert – Woodroffe United Church. Time to be determined.


Next Weeks Clinics:

Scout Hall – Percussion

Chapel – Low Brass, Trumpet, French Horn, Base Guitar

Sanctuary – Clarinet, Sax and Bassoons

Basement – Oboes and flute

Sheila will let you know if there are any changes next Thursday before clinics


Music Links


  1. Hymn to Freedom.  https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10759013
  2. Best of Queen. https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2476683

    2. The Willow Tree.  https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10910764

    3. Bazaar.  https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10790908

    4. Salute to Louis Armstrong.  https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2476687




Band Shirts: Final date to order and pay for band shirts – FEBRUARY 28th

Sample shirts will be at rehearsals in February to try on for size.

Cost – T -shirt $20, Polyester Golf shirt $35 and Cotton Golf Shirt $45.

Payment – pay on the day you order with cash or a cheque made out to ONHB.

The order will be placed March 1st and shirt should arrive in 2-3 weeks.


Community Concert – As mentioned all suggestions are welcome but keep in mind the size of our band and parking facilities. It would be nice to do a seniors residence this spring. Dukes of Devonshire was mentioned.


Next social  – Date, location and time will be announced next rehearsal.



New material

Bazaar Scale and Motive Study Sheet

The Entertainer


Warm – Up

Bazaar Scale and Motive Study Sheet

  1. Scales – use scale to practice articulation – legato, staccato, switch accent on different notes in the bar.  Ex. accent the first note in each bar. Switch things around.

2a. Motive Exercise -loop the first two bars – focus on slurs (steady exhale and  no tonguing)  then accent the half note.

2b. Motive Exercise – loop the third and fourth bar-  focus on  rhythm first – then add the accents.  Singing rhythms before you play is always good.




Endinglooped the last two bars and focused on rhythms and then articulation. Close your eyes and play to get a better feel.

Run Through – well done with an applause to the percussion section.

Things to work on:

            This pieces need to be very deliberate and precise in the rhythm – practice at a            slower speed to get this down. Then add the accents. Be strong not loud, and       crisp. Increasing the tempo comes last.


Salute to Louis Armstrong

Over all impression is a lazy swing feel. This jazzy easy going impression disguises a  very disciplined music form.  Swing eight notes are played  – long  – short.

Staggered breathing may need to be worked out in certain  sections. Ex. clarinets

Bar 14 – Bluesy March  and more laid back.

Bar 21 – work on the rhythm  then articulation  – more important to slow down and be correct before speeding up.  Off the face techniques – clap, sing, air patterns.

Bar 30 – second half note will have a fermata – Look at Sheila

Bar 63 – be prepared to pick up the tempo – 132



Take a look at “The Entertainer”