OTown Octaves Nov. 14, 2019

Upcoming events:

  • Next week we will start with sectionals.
  • News! Sheila (our director) will be performing a concert wth her flute & harp duo; Saturday, November 23rd at NAC Fourth Stage: “Come in from the Cold” https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/23510
  • Community Concert, OTown Octaves will be performing on Dec 5 at Woodroffe Public School. Meet at the church at the usual time. More information to come.
  • Ottawa New Horizons Concert, Sunday, December 15, 2:00PM at Brookfield High School. The concert for the ONH jazz bands will take place on Friday evening, Dec.13.

To help decide on the pieces we will be playing at the ONH Concert on December 15th, everyone is invited to vote on your top 3 favourites from the following list.
Email your choices to Sheila at s.white@ncf.ca

  • Radetzky March
  • Highlights from Carmen
  • Tango Mariana
  • Danza Cortesa
  • Trampoline Jump
  • The Polar Express

Today we practiced all our pieces.
Some comments:

  • Radetzky March: we played it in 4/4 time, emphasizing beats 1 and 3
  • Trampoline Jump: we are not swinging this piece. Articulation is important
  • Tango Mariana: maintain the speed throughout. We are aiming for quarter note = 120

Some band members met at Colonnade Restaurant after practice.