Announcements

Below, you’ll find announcements from the director, including such items as notes for upcoming rehearsals, things to practice, links to recordings of pieces we’re playing, reminders, and more.

To read the full text for each entry below, simply click on that announcement’s title.

 

Annc. for January 24, 2023 (Winter, Week 3)

Hello! A huge thank you goes out to everyone for being so flexible last week! We were able to still get so much done:)  Check out the plan below for our rehearsal next week! Thanks, -- Jenny Week 3 Procedures: Welcome/Celebrations Warm-Ups Run Mvt.. 3 of Three Ayres...

Annc. for January 17, 2023 (Winter, Week 2)

Hello Everyone! I think we are off to a great start and are already sounding great!  Thank you to: All of our newly registered members - we are so happy to have you! Our continuing members for returning and for being so welcoming to our newest members... And, to the...

*Special Annc – January 17 Rehearsal Time Change

Hello Everyone! Due to circumstances outside our control, rehearsal on January 17 will BEGIN and END 1/2-hour earlier than usual. Therefore, Jan. 17 Rehearsal will start at 6:00pm and will end at 8:00pm. PLEASE NOTE: If you will be late for our 6:00pm start time, it...

Welcome from Jenny! Annc. for January 10, 2023 (Winter, Week 1)

Hello All! I am excited to see some familiar faces tomorrow along with some new faces, too. I think we are going to have a great session - Welcome! Below, you will find a rough sketch of a rehearsal schedule.  This is meant to be just a guideline -- you can expect...

Welcome from Doug! Annc. for January 10, 2023 (Winter, Week 1)

WELCOME Hi!  I want to welcome everyone back to band for our winter 2023 session -- and extend an especially warm welcome to our new-to-the-band musicians! As a reminder, please wear your name tag and use a puppy pad on the floor for those instruments that drip or...

Annc. for November 8, 2022 (Week 10/Concert Week)

Hello All! It is hard to believe that our first session together is coming to a close! I look forward to another session beginning in January, and am so excited to see new and returning faces. In the meantime, keep listening and playing! Check out a Veterans Day...

Annc. for November 1, 2022 (Week 9)

Greetings, Week after week, I am continually impressed with your playing (and playing in costume) and am honored to be your director! I am really looking forward to a fine concert! Here are a few items I thought I would share or review before our next rehearsal:...

Annc. for October 25, 2022 (Week 8)

Hello Everybody, The survey results are in! Thanks to everyone for the great feedback! For survey details, please see my email dated October 24, 2022. Thank you again! Lots of music is happening around us! If you attend a concert and hear a piece that you enjoy,...

Annc. for October 18, 2022 (Week 7)

Hello Everybody, Can you believe it has already been a week since we rehearsed? Many things are going very well - I was especially impressed with the improvements in King of Pop. It tells me that some of you are practicing and that is just about all it takes to make a...

Annc. for October 11, 2022 (Week 6)

Hello Everybody, Last rehearsal had some really great moments! One of my favorites was when YOU asked me to try Rondo faster. I was so happy that everyone was willing to take that risk - especially when it turned out so well!  Below is a rough sketch of what to expect...

Annc. for October 4, 2022 (Week 5)

Hello Everyone, Great rehearsal last week! Below is what to expect for this week. -- Jenny Week 5 Procedures: (October 4) Welcome Warm-Up In Seats Run Rondo Cuts/save-for-future: SttC & Festmusik Sectional Work PERC Rondo GE instructor pick 🙂 KoP transitions, mm....

Annc. for Sept. 27, 2022 (Week 4)

Hello All! First, I must say thank you for the warm welcome I have felt each week thus far! Second, I must thank you for the effort you put forth inside and outside of rehearsals… Thank you, thank you! Some people have requested a rehearsal order so I am sharing a...

Announcements from September 6, 2022

We had a LOT of announcements at our Fall Session start-up, so the following is for those you missed rehearsal, and/or a reference for those who desire a refresher.... REMINDER – New Band Rehearsal Location We are now rehearsing weekly at Xavier Middle School. Xavier...

IMPORTANT: NEW LOCATION Beginning Sept. 6, 2022

PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION! Beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2022, our rehearsals will be held at:  Xavier Middle School—2626 N. Oneida St., Appleton (corner of N. Oneida St. and Northland Ave. (Cty. Rd. OO)) *Please use the building entrance facing N. Oneida...