JJB Feb 24 Rehearsal Note

Time flies as we have fun learning these pieces.  This was our Week 7 rehearsal, and our final sectional clinics.  In the second half, with Sue, Dave, Piero, Errol and Pamela bravely taking solos, we played through the following:

Moondance (piece from previous session, for consideration in our community concert)

Puttin’ On The Ritz

Mercy, Mercy

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (first half)


Green Onions

In March, we will work on tightening up the rhythms in our pieces as well as focusing on soloing,  There will be opportunities for you to try out playing a solo in the safety of the music room.  We will pull out a piece or two from the fall/past for each rehearsal, to see which ones we want to add for our community concert.  The total number of pieces will include our fall repertoire, our current repertoire that is ready for performance, and a couple of pieces from past sessions (by vote) for a total of around 10 pieces.

For the April 17th concert, we will only play three or four pieces (15 minutes) from our current repertoire, and following the March 2 rehearsal we will vote on which pieces will make the cut for this concert.

 March 2 Rehearsal Week 8

6 pm in staff room  – Saxophone sectional to look at solis in Ain’t No Mountain

Feelin’ Good – Piece from the past/sight reading for some

Puttin’ On The Ritz

Mercy, Mercy (Errol and John, solos this week)

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Cousin Mary (Errol, Chris and Harry – solos this week)

Respect   (tidy up rhythms, then run through with Chris – solo this week)

Green Onions (Chris, Pamela solos this week)

It is a great week to cocoon at home, and practice!



April 4 JJB Social Event:

Enjoy an evening of great jazz, provided by the ONHB band Two Beats Ahead.  We hope to reserve at least two tables for JJB.  All proceeds go to Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.   April 4 at Orchard View.   Tickets and carpooling will be arranged at rehearsal.  Tickets are also available online:


Community Concert:  To Be Confirmed–  Stillwater Creek Retirement Residence, Monday April 20

ONHB Jazz Band Concert, including JJB, DJB and TBA:  Friday, April 17, 2020 at St. Thomas D’Aquin ( Kilborn, near Bank)