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.

 

February 8, 2022, Rehearsal

New music for this week’s February 8 NHB rehearsal. “Rhythm of the Winds” by Frank Erickson comes from almost 60 years ago, a unique time in wind band literature. Composers made efforts to make the wind band genre a unique symphonic force, and Frank Erickson is a big...

February 1, 2022, Rehearsal

Looks like we got past the super cold last week – more on the way this week? Mike, An, Kris, and I appreciate that you “hearty souls” brave the Wisconsin winter so well 🙂 I think you have music handed out from the first week, but we haven’t played it yet. It’s the...

January 25, 2022, Rehearsal

Let me begin with my compliments on our January 18 rehearsal last week. As I said, I’m kind of “stretching” you a little with a few challenges in the music. Don’t worry about getting every note perfectly now in our early rehearsals. Just try to improve each week -...

January 18, 2022, Rehearsal

It was a pleasure to actually spend time with you last Tuesday instead of “lurking in lonely corners of the building” like I did the first week. Your music sounds just great! It is a privilege to stand on the podium for NHB. Band Warm-up 6:30-6:35 Superior Bands p. 24...

January 11, 2022, Rehearsal

I know that we’ve only got a few pieces of music out to you so far, but hopefully you are enjoying our first pieces. There will be a couple new pieces added this week: “Aladdin” and “Oklahoma.” Learning a lot of new music (sight reading) in sectionals and full...

December 14, 2021, Rehearsal

Merry Christmas to you all. I hope you’re enjoying this special month of the year, hoping that you’re finding joy and, of course, as I sign off my emails, PEACE, as is found in the Reason for the Season - Jesus Christ, the Savior. I also hope you’re ‘pining’ a little...

New Website Launched

Our new website launched December 10th! Welcome!  Watch for new announcements coming here soon....

November 13, 2021, Fall Concert

I hope you don’t feel like I’m ignoring you by waiting until today with some final encouragements/info/etc. 3 days in a row of 3rd shift, plus some final Autumn “cleanup”, and normal things outside of band, just like you have you have every day normal activities...

November 2, 2021, Rehearsal

Ah, November finally here. Final preparation for our 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 13 performance. I realize that not everyone shares my enthusiasm for our concert, but enthusiasm, for me, is just another form of nervous energy, but a very positive nervousness. Hang in...

November 1, 2021 – Concert Playlist

I thought it might be helpful if to know the November 13 concert program order: Metrix Jersey Boys March to the Scaffold Song of the Hebrides In Infamy Java Renaissance Festival & Dances Lots of variety of music for all to enjoy 🙂 See you tomorrow...

October 19, 2021, Rehearsal

Great job on "Jersey Boys" last week - definitely some challenges, but also early success:) "Java" is definitely going to put smiles on people's faces. Thanks to all of you, and in particular, Mike, for getting on the podium for that piece 🙂 6:30 Warm up in Band...

October 12, 2021, Rehearsal

We begin our final new piece - "Jersey Boys." Hopefully it will be fun to listen to by our audience (trip down 'memory lane', etc.), and fun to play, which doesn't necessarily mean it's easy. (Aren't challenges fun ? 🙂 There is also a link to a sample recording on...

October 5, 2021, Rehearsal

Next Tuesday, October 5, either in sectionals, rehearsal, or both count on going through some or all of the following: “Metrix” “March to the Scaffold” “Renaissance Festival & Dances” For the time being, I’m putting a “HOLD” on Java, so if you’ve practiced it, or...

September 7, 2021, Rehearsal

Now just one day away, and the season begins! Normally I should have put some initial information on an “Announcements” page on the band’s website (nhbfv.com), but I haven’t yet - sorry. I hope this email suffices with a few “let’s get rolling” bits of information....