Rehearsal Notes: Week of January  29 to February 2

All right gang, ’tis crunch time!!

Well, if you ask me,  this is really what makes it worthwhile: The excitement of multiple performances at our doorstep and the rush of getting everything ready, within a tighter than usual schedule. It brings the best in our musical abilities because the purpose is real. It makes us all care just a little bit more about the craft. Would you be surprised if I was to tell you that, I, as a conductor, feel that I too must rolled up my sleeves and sit down, and review the scores, trying to figure out ways to lead you an a better way and make you sound even better?

February is a busy month for us musicians, and it is just as well! Otherwise we’d all be sitting on our behinds, trying to perfect our latest macrame techniques, only this time, for real!! Nah! I say crunch time on option 1 is more fun, even by -40 or a snow squall!

Bring on the gigs!

  • Saturday, February 10 (Woo! That’s next week!!)
    • Two Beats Ahead :In from the Cold lunch
    • Location: Parkdale United Church, 429 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa
    • Time: 2 pm
  • Friday March 2:
    • Event: Capital Region MusicFest (CRMF) Performance  -Jazz Division
    • Location: Longfields-Davidson Heights H.S., 149 Berrigan Dr, Nepean.
    • Arrival time: 9 pm, Performance time: 10 pm
  • Thursday, March 22
    • Event: Merivale High School Jazz Buffet
    • Location: Merivale High School
    • Time: TBD (evening)
  • Sunday, April 15
    • Annual ONHB Spring Concert
    • Location: Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa
    • Time: TBD (Looks like it’s going to be part late afternoon, part evening)
  • Saturday April 28
    • Event: Fundraiser Dance for Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind
    • Location: Orchard View Wedding and Event Centre, 6346 Deermeadow Dr, Greely.
    • Time: 7.30 pm

PS If you haven’t paid your band fees yet, please do so at your earliest convenience!

Trumpets, prepare these slick moves for next rehearsal. As usual, Poobah Marc is in charge!