Greetings Capital Crescendos,
Theme for the Week: Dress rehearsal. We’re ready! After a wonderful 10 week session, our pieces and the ensemble playing have really come together. It’s all about teamwork and the joy of playing music as a group. We’ve done the work and we’re ready to play for our family and friends. Continue to practice (but not too much) and listen to the links.
Land of the Midnight Sun
Preparing for the Spring Concert
Sheila suggests that as preparation for our concert we listen to our pieces using the musical links below as well as doing some light, focussed practising. Relax, eat well, sleep well and brush your teeth (she really did say this!). And be ready to have fun at the concert!
The ONHB spring concert will take place on Sunday April 9 at 3:00 at Dominion-Chalmers. Plan to arrive at 2:00 (percussion should plan to arrive at 1:00). Our Warm up will take place in Room 6 at 2:15. Please have your instruments out and ready to start at 2:15. For those in multiple bands, warm up first with the Capital Crescendos followed by your other bands. We’ll proceed to the Sanctuary shortly before 3:00 with our sheet music and instruments in hand. FInd a seat on the right hand side (as you face the stage ), as we will be going up on stage from this side. We do NOT need to bring our music stands with us, although we may want them for our warm-up in room 6. We will be playing third following the Bytown Beginners and the Elgin Encores. Please make sure to leave any valuables at home as the warm-ups rooms may not be locked while we are performing.
Dress code is all black with a splash of colour (a colourful scarf or necklace or tie).
Felicia will be the stage manager for the concert. She has asked that we all vacate the stage between band performances, even if we are playing in sequential bands.
Our community concert will take place on Thursday, April 13 at the Duke of Devonshire residence located at 1098 Carling near Holland. Plan to arrive at 2:15. Dress is black New Horizons shirts or plain black shirt and black pants. We’ll need to bring our own music stands. Please note that the concert will start at 3:00 and last about 45 minutes. Our program has been sent to you via email. Remember to contact Gail if you need to reserve a parking space at the Duke of Devonshire. Following the concert we’ll be gathering at Monkey Joe’s in the Westgate Shopping Centre for our end of session celebration.
A spring extension band is going to be held on Tuesday evenings at Dominion-Chalmers. It will run for 7 weeks from May 9 to June 20 at a cost of $70. Instructions regarding registration will be sent out shortly and posted on the ONHB website.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nnVxTj_Ujw(go to 1:35 )
Following our community concert on April 13, we’ll go to Monkey Joe’s on Carling Ave in the Westgate Shopping Centre.
Sunday April 9 at 3:00: ONH end of Session Spring Concert at Dominion-Chalmers
Thursday, April 13th at 3:00: Community Concert at Duke of Devonshire
Saturday May 6, 2017: ONHB workshop with Potsdam and Montreal New Horizons bands
Tuesday May 9, 2017 at 6:15: First rehearsal for spring band