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Message from Doug

playlist and summer schedule

Hi folks

We have confirmation of our gig at Markham Fair. Yay- man the picnic table! Our revised summer schedule is:

Rehearsals:
June 19
July 24, 31
Aug 14, 21, 28
(2017-2018 season rehearsals begin Sept. 11)

Shows:
June 17, 1 pm, Markham Main St. at Robinson
July 30, 7 pm, Unionville Millennium Bandstand (Concert Sunday, finale)
Aug 13, 6:30 pm, Orillia Aquatheatre
Sept. 30, 5 pm, Markham Fair

Still awaiting confirmation from AppleFest (Sept. 23 & 24?)

For our gig on Saturday, June 17, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm:

Dress: green top, khaki bottoms, dress for comfort (hats, sun glasses, shorts etc are fine)
Bring a music stand
Park at the community centre on the south-east corner of Highway 7 and Main St. Markham, walk north on Main St. to Robinson
Please be on site by 12:30.

The playlist will be drawn from:

Best Broadway
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
Great Themes
Star Dust
West Side Story
Miss Saigon
I Dreamed
Rise and Shine
Popular
Mickey Mouse (probably with a guest kid conductor and percussionists)
Rocky and Bullwinkle
Farewell to NS
Embraceable You
Disney

The number of charts on the playlist is optimistic. We may start late, and the 2:30 stop time is firm, as the next group is on at 2:45.

Finally: note that Monday, June 19 is the last rehearsal before a well deserved break. We’ll cover:

American Heritage
Red Rose
Three Folk
Aladdin
Olympiada
Grecian Dance
O Canada (Breen)

Regards.
Doug

playlists

Hi folks

I don’t expect that the show on June 17 will be much more than an hour. We’ll use the same approach as last Saturday- a full show list, and drop off a few as circumstances require. Given the logistics of the seating, New Orleans is a scratch, and unless we need it for time, we’ll save Miss Saigon for a more focused venue. Also, it doesn’t make much sense to start with O Canada, given the transitory audience.

Best Broadway
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
Great Themes
Star Dust
West Side Story
Miss Saigon
I Dreamed
Rise and Shine
Popular
Mickey Mouse (probably with a guest kid conductor and percussionists)
Rocky and Bullwinkle
Farewell to NS
Embraceable You
Disney

Show details:

1 pm, Saturday June 17. Green top, khaki bottoms, sun accoutrements as needed. Bring a music stand. The long term forecast suggests a high of 26 and partly cloudy.

Main St. Markham (Highway 48) and Robinson Ave, a few blocks north of Highway 7. Again, it’s a festival, and the street will be blocked off to north and southbound traffic. Most of us park at the community centre on the southeast corner of Main St. Markham and Highway 7, and walk up. Section leaders, please be sure to have organized some trailer help for Wally. He’ll be parking just west of the stage area. Percussion assembly specialists- this is a big day for you! We’ll need to assemble off-stage and move on stage asap.

For our June 12 rehearsal, we’ll tidy up a few spots for our show playlist, and then do some long term stuff.

New Orleans
Waltzing Matilda
Miss Saigon
Rise and Shine
Red Rose
Olympiada
March E
Oh Henry

Finally, for those long-term planners, here’s the first draft of the playlist for the Oct. 15 show in Markham Theatre. In no particular order…

O Canada (Breen)
Canada 150
Red Rose Fantasy
Olympiada
Farewell to Nova Scotia
Miss Saigon
Three Folk Miniatures
An American Heritage
Grecian dance of the Sea
Hands Across the Sea
Aladdin
Disney at the Movies
The Simpsons (not in our folder yet)

Regards.
Doug

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