Members Info

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The Band has a private email list which we use for updates on concert cancellations, upcoming events, and rehearsal playlists. To receive these important messages you must sign up by sending an e-mail to mcband-subscribe@yahoogroups.com telling us your name and which section you’re in. (Already signed up? Click HERE to be transferred to the group login page.)

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.


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

 

Message from Doug – Mar 20

Jacky Siu, the conductor our our guest band from Kennedy PS, will be attending several of the remaining rehearsals to conduct Greek Folk Songs. We’ll have his piece handy and pull it out when he arrives.

I’m well into planning next season’s rep list. If you’re interested in playing a solo at one of our shows, please let me know. Tentatively booked so far are Bill (tuba) and Wilf (tenor sax). By the way, the tentative show themes are MCB’s Hallowe’en Party (yay, costumes), A Seasonal Celebration, MCB’s World Tour, and A British Invasion (A Night at the Proms meets The Beatles).

Reminder: our Music Alive appearance is Wednesday, May 1. As discussed at the last rehearsal, I’ve concluded (with the band’s input) that Piasa and Vilia will be better choices for adjudication.

Here’s the playlist for our March 25 rehearsal:
Greek (when Jacky arrives)
Doctor Who
Holst
Back to the Future
Omens
Video Games
Bobby Sox
Concerto for Clarinet

Message from Heather – Mar 20

As I mentioned Monday, we want to get this shirt/jacket order in and done, so if you did not order on the paper list at our last two rehearsals, this is your last chance! Send your order to me, as detailed below, by the end of Saturday, if you are wanting a jacket and/or shirt.
 
The polo shirts are part of our summer uniform (green MCB polo and khaki bottoms) so you do need at least one if you’ll be playing with us in the summer. The jackets are entirely optional.

 
Polo shirts are $21 each (which includes tax and shipping) and jackets are $46. The links below show you the details of the items and also a sizing chart (‘Specs and Sizing’ tab).
 
 
 
To order:
 
– send me an email.
– give me your full name, how many items you want to order, and your size for each (e.g. “one polo size women’s M, one jacket size women’s L”)
 
We will collect the payment at a future rehearsal once the order has arrived.
 
I’ll forward this email again on Friday as a final reminder.

Message from Doug – Mar 6

If you didn’t get it, here’s a link to download and save the mp3s. If you’re part of our Shared MCB folder in Dropbox, they are already there. And if you’d like a CD, ($5 for the MCB coffers) please email me directly.
 
 
By the way, no rehearsal on Monday April 22. Cornell is closed that evening due to Easter Monday.
 
Reminder: our appearance at Music Alive is Wednesday May 1. Apparently, there are two other bands in the class. It’s held at Bill Hogarth S.S., starting at 7:30 pm. I asked the festival organizer if we can be last in the show to accommodate one of our musicians who’s working late. We have to “negotiate” that on the night of the competition.
 
Confirmed gigs for 2018 – 2019:

Sunday May 5, Markham Theatre, 2 pm.
Wednesday May 1, Music Alive 7:30 at Bill Hogarth S.S
We’re continuing to investigate a warm-up gig on each Saturday before each theatre show, and extra Christmas shows, hopefully on Monday nights in December.
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