Greetings Capital Crescendos,
Theme of the Week: Tuning is important! And do we ever sound better when we are in tune. Remember it is your responsibility to tune your instrument before practice starts.
This week will be the final week for placing an order for an ONHB shirt. Three styles are available in a variety of sizes. Cotton T-shirts are available at $20, polyester golf shirts cost $35 and cotton golf shirts cost $45. Shirts must be paid for in advance either in cash or by cheque. Let Leslie know at band on Thursday if you would like to purchase a shirt.
We welcomed Cathryn and Andrew back to percussion.
This Week’s Rehearsal
Following our clinics, we worked on Balladair and concentrated on playing in tune. Next we practised The Thunderer, an American march. Heather discussed the various styles of marches and their characteristics, including American, British, various European and triumphal marches (more information on marches: marches-ma0000002711 ). Then we worked on Earth, Wind & Fire Dance Mix focussing on getting the groove. Finally we turned to John Williams: Movie Adventures and really enjoyed the timpani!
Sectionals will be held again next week during the first hour.
Thursday March 15: No band rehearsal, March break
Sunday April 15 at about 2:00 at Woodroffe United Church: Our spring concert
Earth, Wind and Fire Dance Mix:
John Williams: Movie Adventures:
Three Folk Miniatures: