Announcements - Week of April 27

  1. This Tuesday's rehearsal will be in the auditorium.  If you see an engineer, please thank him for installing the lights! 
  2. Big Band rehearsal is at 6:00 downstairs, full band is at 7:00 upstairs.
  3. Tedd's server is still down, and he is unfortunately unable to post to the blog.  He told me that tonight he plans to rehearse the Pops concert in the first hour and Bandwidth after the break.
  4. Bandwidth is this Sunday 5/3 (a separate email was sent for that) and our Pops concert is next Tuesday 5/5.  For the pops concert, call time is 6:30.  Dress is all black.  If you are able to arrive early and unload the percussion trailer it would be very helpful.
  5. It is time for the annual band survey.  At only 4 multiple choice questions, this year's survey is short and sweet.  If you have a lot to say, there is an option for open writing as well. Please make every effort to complete the survey, as the band's collective voice is very important to the board, and these surveys are referenced often for decision making.
  6. Our final rehearsal at Jefferson for the season is Tuesday, June 2.  We will hold our annual band meeting, including elections, during half of this rehearsal.
  7. Elections - Are you interested in a deeper participation in the leadership of CICB?  Please consider running for a board position!  An email with position descriptions will follow.  If you are interested in participating next year, please let a board member know!
  8. Percussion trailer - We are in dire need of a long-term solution for storage of our percussion trailer.  If you or someone who you know has space where a 13.5'x7'x6.5' trailer may be stored through the year, please contact a board member asap. 

Thanks everyone!

Announcements - Week of January 10

  • We are in great need of a volunteer to pull the percussion trailer for our spring band festival and summer concerts, as well as a volunteer to store the trailer!  Please contact Tiffany ( if you or someone who you know can help!
  • Did you know that you can receive Tedd's weekly "Director's Notes" updates via email?  Please visit his blog page ( and use the "subscribe" feature on the right side of the page.
  • In an effort to put greater "community" in our community band, we are starting a new tradition of having a social event in the last 15 minutes of rehearsal once per month.  Each month this event will be hosted by a different section.  This month's event is brought to you by your friendly board!  We are looking for sections to volunteer in the upcoming months.  Please see Tiffany to get on the list!
  • We are looking for small CICB ensembles to play between full-band songs during concerts.  If you have an idea for a small ensemble, please see Tedd.

Announcements - Week of October 28

  1. Congratulations to everyone on performing a great concert this week!  I heard many positive comments, and we should all be proud.
  2. Reminder: there is no rehearsal on election day, Tuesday, November 4.
  3. Please add Saturday, May 3 to your band calendar for BandWidth community band festival.  We are in the process of applying to participate in this festival, which takes place at the Landmark Center in St. Paul. 
  4. Adam is still collecting music from the last concert.  Please keep Parade of the Tall Ships and Drunken Sailor, turning in everything else.

The rest of our calendar, excluding summer, stands as follows:

  • Tuesday, November 4 - election day - no rehearsal
  • Tuesday, December 16 - "A Calhoun Christmas" holiday concert
  • Tuesday, December 23 - no rehearsal - winter break
  • Tuesday, December 30 - no rehearsal - winter break
  • Saturday, February 14 - MMEA clinic
  • Tuesday, March 17 - "Luck of the Irish" spring concert
  • Tuesday, March 30 - spring break - no rehearsal
  • Saturday, May 3 (tentative) - BandWidth 2015 community band festival
  • Tuesday, May 5 - pops concert

Open House for Ralph & Cindy

Please join us for an open house to honor Ralph and Cindy’s almost twenty years of service to the CICB!

Date/Time: Saturday, October 18, 2-6 p.m.

Location: Peter Brower's condo

Please e-mail Peter directly with the number of people that are coming from your household. 

The open house will be held from 2pm to 6pm.  It is a casual, drop-in affair to congratulate them and say goodbye.  Significant Others and Children are welcome.  Peter will be running a taco bar for food designed to meet all tastes (omnivore, vegetarian, gluten free and vegan).  There is no need to bring anything but if you would like to, a small appetizer plate would be welcome.  Beverages will be provided.  

The Building is located one and one/half blocks north of the corner of West Lake and Colfax.  Parking is on the street.  When you enter the building you will see an announciator  on your left.  Simply dial up Peter Brower and press the call button, you will be let in, pass through the door, turn to your right and the elevator will be on your left.

If you have any questions you can call directly to Peter

Hope to see you there!

Announcements - Week of September 9, 2014

  • Dues must be submitted to Jeanette by next Tuesday, September 16.  
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Please see any board member if you can help with the following:
    • Librarian
    • CICB trailer storage
    • CICB trailer towing
  • Save the date - we're celebrating Ralph and Cindy's "retirement" from CICB.
    • Saturday, October 18 at Peter's house, 2-6 p.m. - additional details to follow
  • Did you know that you can add the CICB concert and activities calendar to your personal electronic calendar?  Paste the following address into any calendar application that supports iCal format to add it!