Week 4 Update from February 9, 2017

Greetings Capital Crescendos,
Themes for the Week:  Harmonic minor scale and off beats/syncopation
This week’s rehearsal

This week’s rehearsal started with our clinics for the first hour.  There will be one more clinic on March 2.
For the second hour in full band, we started with #44 from Tradition of Excellence;  Harmonic minor scale. This led into our next (new) piece which is in the same key — Hava Nagila. After 2 excellent read throughs, we had a closer look at how the piece fits together. There was also some great work done on Land of the Midnight Sun and Birdland, which has plenty of accented off beats .
Next week.

In addition to working on your band pieces, have a look this week at the following selections from Tradition Of Excellence :  # 41, #66, 105, 115  Continue listening to the audio links.

Audio links
Listen without looking at your sheet music, and hear how your parts fit into the overall piece.
2. Air for Band By Frank Erickson     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrCsUo1ribI
3. Land of the Midnight Sun by Vince Gassi  http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10050559
4. Birdland by Joe Zawinul, arr. L Norred   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWJ0it4TfkE&list=PLd_hfxSSaY8AvhLFyy4MxyRgmJfWjs0e3&index=2
5. 76 Trombones, arr. M Sweeney  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VTB4sCv9HA    NOTE: we will be playing at a slower, even tempo
6. Celtic Air and Dance, arr. M Sweeney http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10033567  

Mark your calendars — our next get together is Feb 23rd. We’ll meet for brunch before band, 11:00 AM at our favourite spot, Connor’s Gaelic Pub at 313 Bank St. As always everyone is very welcome.
Important Dates
Thursday March 16:  No band rehearsal
Thursday April 6: Final band rehearsal of the session
Sunday April 9 at 3:00: ONH end of Session Spring Concert at Dominion-Chalmers
Thursday, April 13th: Community Concert  Location TBA

See you all next week!