Congratulations to ALL on a truly outstanding musical experience last Tuesday. A marvelous and memorable performance. You can be proud of your work - and the work of your tribe.
With great risk of forgetting someone, I would like to offer up some kudos:
-Sara Bassoon and Anna Horn on sharing your outstanding solo ability with us on the Firebird! Also kudos to Janice Flute (sorry I missed your standing cue) Martin Clarinet, Grace Clarinet, Jeanette Oboe, Dan Alto and everyone who played a solo, soli or tutti for that matter!
-Ian-Matthew Flute for arranging the Introduction. That really set the tone for the suite.
-Eric Bari, Grace Clarinet, Erica and Ashley Percussion and Erica Bass Clarinet for creating and delivering your music introductions. Well done.
-Kelvin – good job conducting Danzon and terrific work on the Firebird piano part.
-Mat Tuba for the programs and poster. Lots of good comments.
-Bill and Art Tubas for holding down the bass line.
-Catherine Piccolo for your perfect standing/sitting cue leadership.
-Calico Jazz for sharing your talents during the interlude.
-All CICB for getting the word out about the concert, dressing up, coming early for warm-up rehearsal, setting up and tearing down and generally being an important part of this tribe.
As usual I am left looking forward to working with you on the next project. The Disney themed pops concert should be a blast. As of now the program looks like this:
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN Symphonic Suite
Saxophone section feature
Highlights from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
GRIM GRINNING GHOSTS
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
Selections by CICB Big Band (Groovin’ Hard, When You Wish Upon A Star, I Wan’na Be Like You)
MICKEY MOUSE MARCH
REFLECTIONS OF EARTH from EPCOT’S Illuminations: Tapestry of Nations
(check this out at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTgyMrxmteg)
Unfortunately for me, I am unable to attend the reading session this Tuesday but Kelvin is ready to cover. Here is the rehearsal schedule:
3/15 #1 reading session
4/26 #6 dress reh
MAY 3 CONCERT IV “A Day at Disney”
Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions and have a great week.