Party

Friends,

Thanks for coming to my birthday party on Tuesday. What a great time gathering everyone for musical chairs and cake - and what a great rendition of Happy Birthday to You! (I will remember this!!) Hope you all had a good time.

This Tuesday will be the ‘dress’ for the season opener. You’ve done great work getting the music ready. We will be playing thru and touching up everything in order. We will do Hamilton twice and make sure everyone has all the road map info they need. I will also rewrite the ending insert for trumpet and clarinet 1.

CONCERT AND DRESS ORDER

American Salute

Chester

Heart of the Morn

Always United

Hamilton

Slava!

Star!

Be sure to invite at least 10 people to this special performance. The balcony will be open for those that prefer better site lines and acoustics. I’m looking forward to it.

Tedd

Our Shot

Team Cool,

Always fun to see you all and make music. Tuesday was fun - wish we could do it again tonight.

From the good news department - someone who heard us last summer has requested permission to perform Chris’ arrangement of Planet Krypton. Kudos!

Get the word out on the concert 7:00 Tuesday Oct 30 at JP. Would be fun to share this great music and performance with a full house.

Tuesday will be:

American Salute

Hamilton - play through, let’s see what we’ve got

Slava!

Mitch

Star!

Heart

Have a great week,

Tedd

Lakes Band

That was some legit work last Tuesday Lakes Band. I am looking forward to Tuesday and to the concert on Halloween Eve. Get the word out that JP will be the place to be on Oct 30.

Order for Tuesday:

Am Salute

Hamilton in order presented in musical

Star!

Mitch

Heart

Slava

Some edits to clean up on Hamilton:

m 7 - euph slur note 2 into 3 and note 6 into 7

m 40 trumpet solo change back accent articulation to one 16th later

m 42 flute & oboe change back accent articulation to one 16th later, change dynamic to FF

m 56 etc bass clar, bari sax, bass bone, tuba, drums - first 3 notes loud, short and accented

m 68 & 69 bsn, clar, bass clar, bari, tuba, drums start from soft and cresc

m 74 etc flute & oboe all notes long

m 118 sus cym roll with cresc

m 122 rall starts here

m 125 2 bsns and 2 tubas down 8va

m 1320134 bari, bass bone, tuba, drums - accent every note, very aggressive

m 132-134 2 bsns down 8va

m 134 all mark as FF

m 137 flute 1 up 8va, 2 bsns down 8va, 3rd clar down 8va, 2 bass clar down 8va, 1 tenor sax down 8va, bari down 8va, bass trombones down 8va, 2 tubas down 8va

m 138 flute 1 up 8va, 2 bsns down 8va, 3rd clar down 8va, 1st altos up 8va, bari down 8va, trumpet 1 up 8va, trombone 1 up 8va, trombone 3 down 8va, 2 tubas down 8va

COLB

COLB

September 30, 2018

City Of Lakes Band (COLB),

Thank you for a great rehearsal last Tuesday. I appreciate your attention and patience. Editing (Hamilton) and fine tuning music is tedious and necessary. Let me know of any questions or concerns during the process. I’m looking forward to Tuesday. Hamilton is almost done, American Salute is close, Heart of the Morn is beautiful. Even Slava is coming along.

Slava!

Hamilton

Mitch

Heart of the Morn

Star

Am Salute

The orchestral version of Slava! is a must listen. On youtube select slava! orchestra and click on Leonard Bernstein - Slava! A Political Overture. Great Fun.

Here is the last of the Hamilton edits:

Hamiton Edits – Part 3

 

Measure 15 + 19, flute, trumpets, trombone 1&2: slur entire measure

Meas 26, all: tongue release on ct 3 (whatever note you are on at the time) followed by a quarter rest on 4.

Meas 27, all: tacet except soloist

Meas 28 long tones are back in, start from soft and cresc

Meas 29, horns and trumpet 2+3 mark as fortissimo

Meas 35 2nd time, rall starts here (molto)

Meas 37 if you have 2 half notes descending, gliss from one to the other

Meas 40 solo trumpet use back accent articulation on 16ths

Meas 42, flute & oboe bring out – move to FF, back accent articulation on 16ths

Meas 42 Spencer move snare from the ‘and’ of 3 to the ‘ah’ of 3 (always).

Meas 48 + 49 alto sax only – change your rhythm back to whole notes

Meas 48 + 49 Spencer play exactly as written

 

FLUTES, OBOE, BASSON, CLARINETS, TENOR SAX, TRUMPET, HORNS, TROMBONE 1&2, EUPH:

Meas 60, 62, 63 add accent on counts 1, 2, ‘and’ of 3

Meas 62 add accent on counts1, 2, ‘ah’ of 2, 4

 

Meas 60-63 all repeat

Meas 64 bassoon, alto, tenor, trumpet, horn, trombone 1&2m euph, mark FF

Meas 68 + 69 flute, oboe, alto, horn 1 bring out!

Meas 74-77 all: 2 times

            1st time = one per part, no melody

            2nd time = add bassoon soloist

meas 74-81 all” two times (no repeat of 74-77 this time)

meas 82-89 all: repeat, euphs 2nd time only 86-89

meas 90-93 all: repeat

meas 95 all: piano or softer

meas 107-108: repeat, marimba only 1st time

meas 107-downbeat of 111 clarinet sols (all clarinets in at 111 count 2)

meas 115 – all: keep it piano

meas 118 add sus cym roll with cresc

meas 118 bring out marimba

meas 122 all: start rall. Here

meas 124 marimba only, all other parts tacet

meas 126 start mezzo and build

meas 126 solo trumpet

meas 128 all trumpets in

meas 129 drum fill

meas 130-131 3 times with cresc

meas 131 bass clar, baris sax, trombone 3, tuba make count 4 the same notes as count 3 1st & 2nd time, as is 3rd time

meas 135 edit will be passed out on Tuesday

meas 136 + 137 make your last attack forte piano

meas 138 flute 1, bassoon 1, alto 1, trumpet 1, trombone 1, 1 euph up an 8va

meas 138 basson 3, bari sax, trombone 3, 1 euph, 2 tubas down an 8va

Rise Up!

Order for Tuesday:

7:00 announcements, f-stretch, tune

7:05 Heart of the Morn

7:15 American Salute

7:35 Slava

7:55 Mitch

8:20 Hamilton starting at 74

8:40 Star!

8:45 tear down

  

HAMILTON EDITS PART 2

 

All parts legato throughout unless indicated otherwise

 

m. 4 bassoon clar 1, alto, euph change quarter note on 4 to a dotted quarter note on the + of 3

 

m. 27 if you have a tie into the downbeat, eliminate the tie and tongue the downbeat.

 

m. 29 trumpet 2 & 3 change to ff

 

m. 39 eliminate sus cym roll

 

m 53-54 flutes, oboe, clarinets mark as p

 

m. 68-69 add cresc

 

m. 72 first trumpet 2 players to hi A (not E), long

 

m. 107-108 play twice, 1st time marimba only, 2nd time tutti (possible clarinet solo with all in at 111)

 

m. 115 change dynamic to mp

 

m 118 add sus cym roll with cresc

 

m. 122 move rall. From 123 to 122

 

m. 130-131 play 3 times, building each time.

 

m. 131 bass clar, bari sax, trombone 3, tuba – make the two notes on counts 4+ to the same two notes as counts 3+ the first 2 times, play as written the 3rd time

 

m 135 flutes mark as fff. First flutes up an octave

 

m. 136 all but flute and clar 1 mark the last note in the measure as fp.

 

m 137 flute and clar I mark your last note as fp

 

m 137 add fermata

 

m 137 drum set make it a low tom roll (fast with cresc)

 

m 137-138 bass clar, bassoons, bari sax, trombone 3, tuba down an 8va

 

 

 

Errata lists, Hamilton edits, rehearsal order

Chester Errata

§  2nd Oboe. meas. 148, beat 1: add duration dot to E-flat quarter note

§  2nd Oboe. meas. 148, beat 2: B-flat quarter note should read B-flat eighth note

§  1st B-flat Clarinet. meas. 100, beat 1: G-sharp should read G (natural)

§  2nd Clarinet. meas. 75, beat 2: C natural should read C-sharp

§  2nd Clarinet. meas. 170 + 5: rehearsal figure “175” should be here, not two bars later

§  2nd Clarinet. meas. 206, beat 1: quarter rest should read eighth rest

§  3rd Clarinet. meas. 82, beat 1: quarter rest should read eighth rest [corrected in Presser printing]

§  3rd Clarinet. meas. 221, beat 1: B should read C

§  1st B-flat Cornet. meas. 101, beat 2&: delete last eighth rest

§  3rd B-flat Cornet. meas. 18, beat 4: delete breath mark

§  3rd B-flat Cornet. meas. 84, beat 1: quarter rest should read eighth rest

§  3rd B-flat Cornet. meas. 207, beat 2&: E natural should read E-flat

§  1st Horn in F. meas. 167, beat 3: A should read B

§  Percussion. meas. 83, beat 2&: this note is for crash cymbals. The snare drum enters in meas. 84, beat 1.

 

American Salute Errata

§  2nd Flute. reh. F + 2 meas., beat 1: add "simile" for continuation of staccato passage.

§  1st B-flat Clarinet. reh. D + 4 meas., beat 3: 2 eighth rests should read F quarter note tied from the previous note (as in 2 meas. after D).

§  1st Bassoon. reh. L, beat 1: move "pp" to beat 2.

§  E-flat Baritone Saxophone. reh. J, beat 3: C natural should read C sharp (carries through to beat 4).

§  1st, 2nd, & 3rd B-flat Cornets. reh. J + 3, beat 1: add "Natural" (to cancel "Hand in Bell" instruction at 1 meas. before reh. J).

§  1st & 2nd B-flat Trumpets. reh. J + 3, beat 1: add "Natural" (to cancel "Hand in Bell" instruction at 1 meas. before reh. J).

§  3rd & 4th Horns in F. 1 meas. before reh. K: add “4/4” meter signature at the end of the system

§  2nd Trombone. reh. O + 10, beat 7: D should read E (above staff).

§  1st Flute. reh. M + 3, beat 2-3: remove dot in staff.

§  1st Flute. 5 meas. before the end, beat 2-3: remove dot on E space.

§  1st B-flat Clarinet. 1 meas. before reh. G, beat 1: add "Tutti".

§  2nd B-flat Clarinet. 3 meas. before reh. G, beat 1: add. "div.".

§  1st Trombone. reh. M: add "(mute out)".

§  1st Trombone. reh. M + 4, beat 4: add "Tutti".

 

Hamilton Edits – so far

YOU’LL BE BACK

Mark it as sempre legato

1-4 mp not mf

1-13 one per part except euph and alto

 10 add rit

13-19 quarter notes VERY short ala harpsichord

13 Spencer change sus cym to closed hh

20 Spencer add fill

21-26 Spencer sd on all 4

25-26 Spencer bd accented on all 4

 25-26 low ww & brass change part to accented quarter notes on written pitches***

27 all play downbeat only, erase any ties and accent the downbeat

27-28 all out till 29, solo trumpet or trombone instead

29-36 all repeat, mf first time, ff second

29 Spencer ride the hh first time, ride cymbal 2nd

36 all do NOT rall. 1st time, only 2nd

36 Spencer fill first time

37-38 1 bsn 8va basso

38 eliminate timp roll

 

HELPLESS

Mark it as sempre legato

Straight 8ths, swing sixteenths

40-41 trumpet solo

40-41 Spencer change hh one note on ‘ands’ to 2 notes on ‘e-and’

40-41 2 times

42-43 2 times

42 lay back, not too loud, rhythms are challenging – please take time to listen to recording

42 Spencer play part exactly as written but take out last 2 notes of meas on sd

45 Spencer add fill

48-50 if you have whole notes, change them to light, short 8th notes

51 add rall

 

MY SHOT

Mark it as sempre legato

Straight 8th, swing sixteenths hip hop style (listen to original)

59 Spencer add fill

60 Spencer sd nok instead of on drum

60 melody not too heavy and very legato

64 tenor, trumpets, horns, trombones, euph make 2nd note short – not tied

68-69 all add cresc, Spencer add double stops on sd and floor tom in 8th notes

70 upper ww, bsn, tenor, bari, trombone, euph, tuba eliminate 2nd note

70 alto trumpet, horn eliminate ‘e-and’ notes after count 3

70 all accent triplet, very heavy

72 downbeat should be slightly long

72 count 2 one trumpet up to hi C (or E)

73 all eliminate the whole note

 

DEAR THEODDOSIA

Mark as sempre legato

Straight 8ths and 16ths

Gentle lullaby

74-80 let’s try it as a bassoon solo

86 be sure the half note is off on 3

95 still gentle, not too loud

102 work the rhtym

 

IT’S QUIET UPTOWN

Mark as sempre legato

Straight 8ths and 16ths

107-114 try as a clarinet solo

107-110 eliminate euph till 111

115 all clarinets in

125 1 bassoon 8va basso

 

 

ONE LAST TIME

Mark as sempre legato

Straight 8ths swing sixteenths – hip hop style

135 start rall here, make it grand

137 all change to Fp

137 2 bsns 8va basso

138 add length to last note

 

Much more to come

 

ORDER FOR TUESDAY

American Salute

Chester

Slava

Hamilton

Songs of the Free

Friends,

What a great night Tuesday was - getting the old band back together, meeting some new members. You did such a terrific job reading the new music. The season opener is titled 'Songs of the Free', the performance is Tues Oct 30. Our instrumentation looks legit but we are in need of a couple more percussionists. Help get the word out. In the meantime, this concert calls for tons of percussion. If you are interested in playing an easy percussion part, please let Margie know - we need your help.

Take a listen to the links listed in last week's 'Notes' and download the original Broadway recordings of the pieces we're doing from Hamilton. Great stuff.

Also, please take a few minutes to listen to this elementary band from Japan play Slava!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAfy5e6uXs8

Mind blown.

As always, let me know if you have any questions or comments. You can reach me at teddggullickson@gmail.com or call/text 507-420-8055

TUESDAY'S REHEARSAL ORDER:

Heart of the Morn

American Salute

Lamp of Liberty

Star

Always United, Forever Free

Slava

Hamilton

Chester

Season Opener

Friends,

I hope you are all having a terrific rest of your summer after making such wonderful music in June and July. I look forward to opening the new season with you at our first rehearsal in just a few short weeks. The theme for the Season Opener is SONGS FOR THE FREE. Reflections on how good our country truly is, warts and all. If you have time, please take a listen to the literature for the concert:

American Salute by Morton Gould

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eQh_yCqEWY

 

Chester by William Schuman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4MMikzRROk

 

Heart of the Morn (Michigan Morn) by H. Owen Reed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ncY_wNm7fI

 

Lamp of Liberty by Frank Bencriscutto

No known recording

 

Slava! A Political Overture by Leonard Bernstein

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqYNAU905fA

 

Star by Stephen Melillo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-5rFiH3VFY

 

 

 

Powderhorn

Band formerly known as CICB,

Fantastic job in Zumbrota yesterday. You sounded great, good weather, nice bandshell, fun audience. We had 40 members and sounded like 80! So many good comments afterwards. The directors of the bands before and after us asked for info on Hollywood Milestones so their band could play it next year. A member of one of the other bands came up and said, "Do you have any openings?" I know, right? And the organizers were so pleased. I think we'll get invited again.

Have a great and safe 4th and I look forward to seeing you on the 5th at Powderhorn. We will be playing the full, regular program.

Tedd

Zumbrota

To the band formerly known as the calhoun isles community band,

Thanks for working together last Tuesday to make the concert happen. I appreciate everyone showing up, and playing so well. The sound was quite good and the audience appreciated it.

Tomorrow we hit the road to Zumbrota. Allow plenty of time for travel. We are on at 3. As soon as the band before us is done, we quickly take the stage - kinda like Hopkins style. It may be 2:40, it may be 2:50. You will want to be there by 2:30 to find the place, scope it out, listen to the previous band, get your horn ready. Hopefully the weather cooperates.

We have 45 minutes to perform so will do a shortened set:

that's entertainment

Coco

JCS

(will not do 3rd planet or Lassus)

WW polka

Krypton

Fiddler

Bellas is on the bubble if we run late

Hollywood

Will only do Curtain call if we end Hollywood before 3:42!

 

 

Addendum

Team,

Oopus. I made a mistake in my last post saying our Como concert is Sunday. It's Monday. Sorry about that. 

During our concerts we always to an ask for donations. We would like to have a different member of the band give the ask at each summer series concert. During the voting session last Tuesday I was moved to hear the stories about what the CICB means to it's members. That the kind of word that needs to get out. If you are comfortable telling a short version of your story and asking our audience for financial support, please let me or Jeanette know - or any board member.

I also forgot to address the set up for the summer. Don't worry - we are using the same seating plan, the one we've used the last few weeks, for the whole summer. I just want to be sure that rows 1, 2 & 3 are evenly divided as sometimes we get off centered with too many people on one side or the other. Find your center member and set up from there being sure to leave plenty of space for flutes and horns. As always please try to set up in an open arc and not a closed horseshoe to help get the sound out. Also, try to set up as near to the front edge of the stage as possible so we can leave about an extra 4 feet between the 3rd and 4th row. This will allow the horn sound to get out much easier. And tubas, if there's room, please set up behind the bass trombones.

Tedd

 

Let's Take This Show On The Road!

I really feel good about the upcoming summer series. The music is in hand, work crews are getting organized, subs are lined up. I think the audience will enjoy Music for a Darkened Theater.

Como is an amazing place to play with an appreciative audience. Can't wait for Monday. Remember the posted call times are when we start the downbeat for warm up. You may want to come 30 min before that to be sure you've found the site, haul your stuff in, set up. warm up, tune up, etc... 

This Sunday we will do a short warm up and run thru Curtain Call. You may want to take a look at this one and take a listen on You Tube. And remember to bring choreography. 

Tell your 'framily' about our summer series. Thanks for all you did this entire season and for preparing what should be a wonderful Summer Series.

Tedd

 

When Summer Was Just Beginning

Team,

What a fun rehearsal. The band sounded so great. I know our audiences will love it. Thank you for your attendance and punctuality. Several members expressed appreciation.  And thank you for your help with the set up as well as your flexibility on rehearsal location. You put the 'community' in community band.

Just found out that we will have no alto saxes for our Powderhorn concert on June 26. If you know any alto players good enough to sight read our concert please let me know.

In the same vein, please be sure to let your section leader know as soon as you know of the conflict which will help them decide if subs need to be found.

We absolutely took over the Lowbrow after rehearsal last week. A full third of the band were in attendance. What fun. Please join us for the last 'afterglow' of the season this Tuesday.

This Tuesday we will do a non stop run of our summer show then have the member meeting. Please take time to think of some choreography for your section (or the full band) on Curtain Call. 0If you set up your music now you will have it in order for the rest of the summer. The concert is set up in 3 parts:

MUSIC FOR A DARKENED THEATER

ACT I

That's Entertainment (Mitch)

Remember Me

JCS 

INTERLUDE

3rd Planet (Mitch)

Lassus Trombone (Mitch)

WW Polka

ACT II

Planet Krypton

Fiddler

Bella's

Hollywood Milestones

ENCORE IF NEEDED

Curtain Call

follow up

I want to follow up from yesterday’s Director’s Notes post. But first a couple comments from the Rosemount Festival. My son Matt teaches in district 196 and said the Rosemount band directors were quite complimentary of your performance last Sunday. Then tonight as I was leaving the Eastview auditorium after Matt’s concert, a man from the audience came up to me and said, “Are you Tedd?” He recognized me from the festival as he was a trumpet player in the Rosemount Band! He also was very complimentary of your performance. Pretty cool. He also said he hoped they would do it again next year and that we’d be there!

After getting a couple e-mails from cicb members and re-reading my plea for punctuality post, I fear I may have come off as a bit authoritarian. That was not my intent. I greatly appreciate and value your thoughts and now understand both sides of the issue better. I often hear from members, “where is everybody,” and “why can’t we start on time.” Mitch and I have discussed but not known how to address the issue.

Lately, we’ve had less and less members ready for a 7p downbeat. Not wanting to start even later I sent out the note. In retrospect the topic is better suited to an Open Forum setting at a fall rehearsal so everyone can express their views. The written word is too often misunderstood.

Several members have told me they can never be on time due to work, travel distance, and other scheduling issues, which I understand. I appreciate their communication.

Do I want you to speed or drive in an unsafe manner to get to rehearsal in time? Certainly not. Do I want you to get in trouble at work for leaving early for band? Of course not. Nor do I want you to miss your child’s events. I know there will be conflicts and not everyone has the ability to be on time all the time.

At the community band convention I attended all the band directors in one of our sessions expressed they had the same problems with attendance and punctuality. I just want to be sure we’re doing the best we can for each other. I’m not asking for any more than that.

Full transparency, I’m not quite back to 100% yet, but band is wonderful therapy. Each member of this band is special to me and I value our time together. If I have come off as uncaring the past month I apologize.

I always love hearing from you, as I did from the 2 e-mailers today. Never hesitate to ask for clarification or offer suggestions. It’s your band. Perhaps you have solutions I’d never thought of. I will try to attend the afterglow after every rehearsal from now on to be more available to members. And of course, feel free to express thoughts before and after rehearsal as well as at the break.

With respect and appreciation,

Tedd

 

a plea

Friends,

More and more of are coming late to our rehearsals. I don't know why this is or if it's something I am somehow enabling. As a community band we owe many things to each other. Arriving on time is a the easiest way to show your band mates that you respect their time as well as the overall rehearsal time. Speaking for those who arrive in a timely manner, it's discouraging to be one of the handful that adhered to the call time. Remember 7p is the downbeat - not the arrival time. For me it is awkward to improv on extending the warm up until everyone has sat down. You need to arrive in time to park, set up, warm up and tune on your own. 6:55 is the latest you could arrive and get this accomplished. My plea is that we all observe this for our last two rehearsals and into the summer series. thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

Nice work last Tuesday. It's going to be a fun summer series. Be sure your section leader knows of any conflicts with the concert dates. The earlier the better so we can plan accordingly. 

Let's set up this Tuesday like this:

Lassus

WW Polka

Remember Me

Curtain Call

JCS

possibly repeat WW polka and Curtain Call

Other tunes as time allows (That's Ent, 3rd Planet, Krypton, Fiddler, Milestones)

 

Rosemount and next rehearsal

Team,

We had a good rehearsal tonight in preparation for the Rosemount Community Band Festival. 45 of our 75 members are able to make it - from the sounds of tonight I'd say we're in for a great performance. There was a suggestion to call the smaller band the Calhoun Executive Band. Some notes for Sunday:

Take time to look over your music noting the things we changed tonight.

Dress is concert black - look nice.

3:15 Arrive at Rosemount High School3335 142nd St W. Parking may be an issue. Find our 'homeroom' for cases and warm up. There will be Rosemount guides there to help. 

3:45 Move to performing arts center.

4:00 First band plays

4:35 CICB moves to stage/set up

4:45 our performance (invite your friends and family)

5:20 we are done, move off stage quickly and take seats back in auditorium

7:00 End of festival. They are asking bands to help move the equipment back to the Rosemount Band Room

REHEARSAL NEXT TUESDAY

We will begin working on the summer program. Expect most of this rehearsal to be on:

Remember Me (will be handed out)

Woodwind Polka

Curtain Call (is coming back out if you turned it in)

Lassus Trombone 

 

 

Kudos and Beyond

Friends,

Congrats on another fantastic performance. It is always so much fun making music with you. The audience was very appreciative. Here's my incomplete post performance attempt at giving concert kudos:

-Kelly & Laura for MCing. You did such a great job keeping the audience entertained and informed. Thank you for being willing to do this and for the extra time it took to prepare. And Laura you delivered the perfect 'ask' for donations.

-Chris Brand for your perfect arrangement of Planet Krypton. Great way to start a movies concert.

-Megan for the program and poster

-Our talented flute section for a beautiful performance of Bella's Lullaby

-ALL of the soloists throughout the concert. Sorry I didn't acknowledge you at the concert but you were terrific.

-The jazz band for your extra time and for providing some additional spice to the concert (btw I need the music back at rehearsal this Tuesday)

-The Calhoun Chorale for singing on the Impossible Dream (Mission?)

-Everyone who helped tear down. You tore down in 30 minutes what took 3 hours to assemble!

-The concert audience for finding our new location and sharing their night with us

-The JP auditorium for being light and bright. The cheery colors made the night a bit more fun for everyone. 

-CICB for preparing a wonderful concert with limited time and while being flexible to our new environs.

-And to everyone else I forgot to mention, you are awesome!

UPCOMING

Rehearsal this Tuesday will be dedicated to performing at the Rosemount Community Band Festival. If for some reason you cannot attend this concert, you will not need to come to this rehearsal as I want to get the feel for the group that will be performing. We will be playing Third Planet, Fiddler, Diversion, JCS (with cut) and Saturn only.

Then we are all back together for rehearsal on the 22nd to start preparations for the Summer Series. Take time to get our summer dates in your calendar and let your section leader know of any conflicts. The summer concerts will consist of:

That's Entertainment

Remember Me from Coco

JCS (with cut)

Interlude = Third Planet, Lassus Trombone,  Woodwind Polka

Planet Krypton

Fiddler

Bella's Lullaby

Hollywood Milestones

 

That's Entertainment!

Friends,

Thanks for your work and positive energy tonight. It's always a pleasure to be with you and make music. I appreciate your flexibility in our locations and for putting up with the heat. 

I think we're in for a fun concert on Tuesday. I am a bit concerned with the timing as we need to carry all the equipment up to the stage and set up. If you have time to come early we can use your help. I'd like to start the warm up right at 6:30 if possible. The downbeat will be 7p no matter what.

I'm looking forward to see what you wear and bring to the concert. Red carpet dress? costumes representing one of our pieces? props? Be creative (and bring your camera).

At this point in the season you know what to do to prepare for the big show, and I have some packing to do for tomorrow. Check last weeks notes to get concert order, etc...

Tedd

 

News and Notes

Friends,

It was so good to be with you last night making music. You're sounding great and I'm excited about the Pops! What fun. As always, get the word out and maybe we can pack the JP auditorium. 

I'd like to apologize for the somewhat awkward environment I created at the beginning of rehearsal yesterday. I was under the impression that you had been informed of my mother's passing via an e-mail blast or rehearsal announcement. Thank you for allowing me the indulgence to speak about my mom a bit. She truly was one of your biggest fans. And thank you to the members that sent the bouquet for the service.

This Tuesday is our dress rehearsal. We will run all our music straight thru with our emcees. The order of the concert is:

Planet Krypton

That's Entertainment

Bella's Theme

Hollywood Milestones

(3 jazz band charts)

Fiddler on the Roof

The Impossible Dream

Jesus Christ Superstar (with cut) 

After that we will have one rehearsal for the Rosemount gig on Sunday May 20 at 4p at Rosemount HS. Our program will consist of:

Fanfare for the Third Planet

Fiddler on the Roof

Diversion

Jesus Christ Superstar

Saturn, the Ringed Planet

Then just 2.5 rehearsals before the summer series! The summer line up will be:

Planet Krypton

Fanfare for the Third Planet

Saturn

Lassus Trombone

Woodwind Polka

That's Entertainment

Hollywood Milestones

Fiddler on the Roof

Bella's Lullaby

Jesus Christ Superstar (with cut)

(there will be no ensemble break)

That should make for an hour concert - should be a ton of fun. If we have time, its possible we could add Curtain Call in as the encore. The rest of the music in your folder will be turned in soon.

Tedd

lot's o' important stuff

Great rehearsal on Tuesday. Everyone found it okay, we were able to start on time and get a lot done. I was really impressed with how many came with their Superstar parts edited and ready to go. That saved a lot of time on this. Thank you!

 

For the last 3 rehearsals, the jazz band will be rehearsing from 6-7 in the band room for lack of other space. Feel free to set up and be seated around the jazzers so we can make a quick change.

 

Thank you so much for your quick work tearing down. Just a bit over 5 minutes and we were done. We will have to do that each night. I would ask those of you who helped put the room back in order last Tuesday to keep doing your same job after every rehearsal, or be sure someone does it for you.

 

The JP set up is:

Row 1 =  12 + 8 (chaires + stands)

Row 2 = 8 + 6

Row 3 = 11 + 5

Row 4 2 + 2

 

Practice room 1 (nearest door) = 5 + 4

Practice 2 = 4 + 3

Practice 3 = 3 + 2

Practice 4 = 2 + 2

 

Stack and rack our chairs

 

Help percussion

 

Put the horn cases from the floor back to the top side riser

 

Everyone out asap.

 

As of now the order of the concert will be:

Planet Krypton (great job on this Chris! Thanks for doing it)

That’s Entertainment

Bella’s Lullaby

Hollywood Milestones

3 tunes from jazz band

Fiddler

Impossible Dream

JCS

 

We will rehearse in this order – except starting with JCS and going back to the beginning.

 

Remember to tell your section leader if you can make the Sunday May 20 concert in Rosemount at 4p.

 

 

‘FINAL’ SUPERSTAR EDITS

 

MANCINI

Meas 1-12

-m. 2 fermata during bass clarinet/flute cadenza

-m. 12 accent last note of measure, play short, grand pause

 

LEWIS

Meas 1-71

Add accel into measure 37

Measure 65-71 will not be conducted

 

O’BRIEN

Meas 8-34

-m. 8 count 1 is silent, come in on 2.

-m. 8 if you have 2 8th notes on count 4, change to 4 16th

-m. 34 will just be a low woodwind solo, upper ww are out

 

MANCINI

Meas 15-downbeat of 144

-m. 15-18 horns, bones & euphs are out

-m. 32 trumpets add 3 8th note pickups on E into 33

-m 33 more aggressive, a bit faster

-m. 33 percussion add humorous traps

 

O’BRIEN

Meas. 80 to the end

-Repeat meas 88-89 – 1st time=only melody, percussion and bass line, 2nd add saxes (trumpets out)

-m. 96 if your part starts with an 8th note and 8th rest, play 2nd time only