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For October 17, 2017

Good evening NHB!

Sectional:
  • Mambo Cubano - everything is sound terrific - now we’ll just get a little “pickier” and check our articulations (dot, dot, doo, doo, dot / dot, doo, dot)
  • The Best of Henry Mancini - review of m. 40-70 note accuracy / articulations / dynamics / / also m. 107-end / sfz crescendo (dynamics)
  • Indiana Jones - m. 51-84 attention to articulations, especially syncopated rhythms with accents / m. 93-99 for flute and 1st clarinet - exact rhythms, concert Ab accidental, articulations, and flute take the high Eb if that works for your (will sound like clarinet 1 that way, and the way the original goes)
  • ANY TIME LEFT? - quick review of “Patriotic Favorites - Hymn to the Fallen
Rehearsal:
  • Colonel Bogey - concert opener ? - thinking about it - bright, energetic 4 measure introduction - maintain energy and tempo at m. 5 (remember, p {quiet}, doesn’t mean slower :)
  • Hymn to the Fallen - beautiful tone quality
  • Mambo Cubano - remember articulations from sectional time
  • With Malice Toward None - review m. 85-end - inspiring, dramatic finish / m. 1-84 work on transitions from one 19th century tune to the next
  • Henry Mancini - m. 107-end same attention to dynamics / m. 40-70 accuracy and dynamics / full review from m. 1-end
  • Indiana Jones - m. 51-84 attention to accents on syncopation / check full band rhythm and flute/clarinet 1 modification at m. 93-99 / if time m. 51-end
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For October 10, 2017

Two things in this email:

1. Promotional flyer - The Appleton Public Library is promoting our concert on November 5, and has also provided us with the flyer/poster they are using so that we can promote ourselves. Attached to this email is a pdf of the poster. Try to think of places where you could post this if you’re available to print it, and preferably in color. (Thank you APL!)

2. October 10 rehearsal
Sectional:
  • Henry Mancini - m. 107-end / Accidentals galore vs. the key signature call for
  • Indiana Jones = M. 84-end / Fl & Clar. 1 attention on m. 93-99 for rhythm and note accuracy / everyone else m. 93-99 - accuracy on syncopated rhythm
  • With Malice Toward None - m. 85-end / special attention horn and alto sax m. 98-101 on rhythms (dotted and triplets) / also tenor sax and trombone/euphonium m. 98-101 - kind of rhythms as horn and altos but on opposite beats
  • ANY TIME LEFT? - fun with Mambo Cubano
Rehearsal:
  • Armed Forces Salute - Review
  • Mambo Cubano - Review
  • With Malice Toward None - mostly on m. 85-end - possible review of earlier sections with transitions
  • Henry Mancini - m. 107 to end (prayers for your Bass Clarinet and Tuba players who may pass out on Peter Gunn)
  • Indiana Jones - m. 85-end, and if time beginning to end
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For October 3, 2017

Sectional:
  • Chariots of Fire - review m. 1-34 / go on to m. 35-end, attention to the 1/8 note passages in m. 35-42 for parts 1, 2, and 3 / also 1/8 note passages in m. 59, 61, and 63 for parts 2 and 4 / this 1/8 note movement adds real ‘drama’ and interest to a strong but simple melody
  • The Best of Henry Mancini - review m. 40-70 (Baby Elephant Walk) / new material m. 40-70 with careful counting in 3/4 / one strong beat per measure / only beat one feels emphasis
  • With Malice Toward None - m. 1-84 / piece together 19th century melodies, sometimes in full, sometimes only a part, and sometimes only WW or Brass
Full Rehearsal:
  • Chariots of Fire - m. 35-end with all voices, balancing melody, harmony, and those 1/8 note rhythms / do full review of entire piece
  • The Best of Henry Mancini - full band review of m. 40-102 (newest material) / then full review m. 1-102
  • With Malice Toward None - m. 1-84, piecing parts of the band and/or tunes together (finding out what’s happening in other sections)
  • IF TIME - a fun send-off - Mambo Cubano
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For September 12, 2017

Good evening NHB,
I’ll try to get rehearsal announcements out on Thursday or Friday for the the following rehearsal. I’ll also get more detailed announcements than this week.

Sectionals 6:30 - 7:25 pm:
  • Review “This is My Country” and “Hymn to the Fallen” as needed.
  • Introduce 2 new pieces: “Indiana Jones - Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”, and “Mambo Cubano.”
Rehearsal 7:35 - 8:30 pm:
  • Full review “This is My Country” and “Hymn to the Fallen” as needed.
  • Full rehearse of 2 new pieces: “Indiana Jones - Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”, and “Mambo Cubano.”
  • If time: Will sight read some of a new piece “With Malice Toward None.”
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May 9, 2017

Click to open a PDF version of the May 9 Rehearsal Announcements.
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May 2, 2017

Click to open a PDF version of the May 2 Concert Announcements.
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April 11 through May 21, 2017 - Final Spring Rehearsal Schedule

Click to open a PDF version of the Final Spring 2017 Rehearsal Announcements.
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April 4, 2017

Click to open a PDF version of the April 4 Rehearsal Announcements.
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