Week 11 update for April 5, 2018

This Week’s Rehearsal

For our dress rehearsal this week we performed in the Sanctuary, working through our concert program, starting with Fanfare for the Common Man followed by Summertime and finally John Williams: Movie Adventures. 

We then rehearsed our program for our community concert starting with Celebrating My Three Best Friends followed by EdelweissYou Must Know, Balladair, and The Sweetheart Tree. We will work on the balance of our pieces for the community concert next week.

Thanks to Danielle (tenor sax), Maury (clarinet) and Kathryn (French horn) for volunteering to introduce our spring concert pieces.  We are still looking for volunteers to introduce all the pieces except Edelweiss and Celebrating my Three Friends at the community concert. Please let Angela ( a.blackwell@rogers.com ) know if you are prepared to help out with introductions.

Next Rehearsal (from Angela)

Next week we’ll run all the pieces for our community concert at Embassy West then focus on our three concert pieces.

Spring Concert

Our spring concert is scheduled for Sunday April 15 at 2:00 in the Sanctuary at Woodroffe United Church. We will be performing third, following the Elgin Encores.

Dress code for the concert is black shirts (band shirts are fine) and black pants or skirts with a splash of red such as a tie, scarf or necklace.  Make sure to wear black or dark shoes and black sox.

For the concert, the low brass (trombones, baritone/euphonium, tuba and bass) will be on the conductor’s right.

We will be joined by two additional musicians for the spring concert.

Don’t be surprised to hear a gong in our percussion section for the spring concert.

Remember to face the audience after we have finished playing our pieces and rise to accept the applause.

There will not be enough parking for all musicians and concert goers at Woodroffe United Church.  There is however ample parking at Woodroffe Public School right next door.  We are allowed to park at the school through a special arrangement between the church and school.

While everyone has indicated they are able to participate in the spring concert, should your circumstances change, please let both Angela and Leslie know as soon as possible.

End of Session Community Concert

Our end of session community concert will take place at Embassy West Senior Living centre at 1400 Carling Avenue, near Kirkwood.  The pieces for the community concert (in order) are as follows:
Celebrating my 3 Best Friends
You Must Know
French Canadian Suite
Earth, Wind and Fire
West Side Story
Sweetheart Tree
John Williams

All your music should be in concert order in a small binder.

More information on this concert will be provided in a future email.

Administration and Social

A music stand light was left in the Sanctuary following our rehearsal this week.  If you are missing your light please contact Leslie.

We are still looking for a wrangler to help with the ONHB photograph that is being taken at the spring concert.  Please contact Leslie if you are able to assist.

Following our rehearsal next week, we plan to gather at Kristy’s on Richmond Road for some fun and refreshments.

Important Dates

Thursday April 12 at 12:30:  our rehearsal will take place in Scout Hall at Woodroffe United Church followed by a social gathering at Kristy’s
Sunday April 15 at 2:00 at Woodroffe United Church:  ONHB spring concert
Thursday April 19 at 1:30:  Community concert at Embassy West Senior Living centre
Listening Links

Fanfare for the Common Man
The Sweetheart Tree
Celebrating My Three Best Friends
West Side Story
You Must Know
Balladair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xcd80TvYFwM
Edelweiss (truncated) https://www.rundel.de/en/broadway_favorites/a-154/6142
Earth, Wind and Fire Dance Mix:
French Canadian Suite – not available
John Williams: Movie Adventures