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Percussion equipment moving roster

The current version of the roster for moving percussion is available here.


Loaner Instrument Policy

The current version of MCB’s policy on its loaner instruments is available here.


Message from Doug – November 13th

I hope everyone got the message that this week’s rehearsal was cancelled. A good decision, safety-wise, I think. 
 
But it does tighten up our rehearsal schedule. We’ll run the show for each of the next two weeks, going back at the end of rehearsal to solve problems. Jessica is unavailable this coming Monday, so she’ll have one shot with us on Nov. 25.
 
Doug H. will be bringing tickets for our Dec. 1 show. Cash or cheque is fine.
 
I’ve attached our poster for the Dec. 1 show. Please share digitally, and there are a few hard copies left as well.
 
 
Reminder: no rehearsal Dec. 16. We’ve accepted a paying gig at a retirement home for a mini-band. At our next rehearsal, I’ll be asking section leaders to confirm attendance- ideally for 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, one of each sax, two trumpets, a horn, two trombones, one euph, one tuba, one percussion. We’ll do the appropriate sheet music and some tunes from the little books.
 
Here’s the playlist for our remaining two rehearsals and the show.
 
O Canada (start with timpani, begin playing in bar 5)
Jingle Bells Forever
Greensleeves
A Christmas Carol
O Holy Night (with Jessica)
Miss Fogarty’s (with Jessica)
Sing-along: O Come #1, Joy to the World #3 (with Jessica)
A Chanukah Celebration
Songs of Joy

Intermission

Christmas Festival
Prayer
Santa’s Journey
White Christmas (with Jessica)
Sing-along: Rudolph p..12, Silent Night #4 (with Jessica)
Hallelujah (with Jessica)
Christmas Recollections

Encore: Sleigh Ride
 
 
 
Department of Hearing Safety: I’m very impressed with the ear protection I purchased on Amazon. They’re comfortable and effective- everyone should consider ways to mitigate hearing damage.

Maps for our shows

Click ‘view larger map’ on a particular map to go to a full-sized one where you can also get directions to the concert.

Flato Markham Theatre


Markham Fair


Markham Village Festival (Main St Markham and Robinson)

Orillia Aqua Theatre

RAIN LOCATION for Orillia

Details in the event of rain for Orillia

Doors to the Opera House will only be open at 5:30pm for load in. Band members can enter via the elevator entrance or front door. The elevator entrance is through the double doors – with windows – toward the back of the Opera House, directly across from the Library entrance in the parking lot.

From the elevator, the stage is on the 3rd floor. From the front entrance or ground floor, the stage is on the 1st floor (meaning up the stairs and through the double doors).

Unionville Millennium Bandstand

Chartwell Woodhaven Long Term Care, 380 Church Street

 

Suggestion Box (from Heather – June 19, 2019)

Many of you have given the exec ideas and suggestions, which is great. It’s often hard for us to keep track, though, especially when they’re given at rehearsals and we don’t have a chance to write them down.

 
So, we now have a form! If you go to https://forms.gle/oooDpmBoQ2CEAf186 you can give us your suggestion and why you think it’s something MCB should do. All responses come directly to me, and if they fit with our five-year plan I’ll take them to the exec for a group decision on whether (and when) to go ahead.
 
 
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