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

Summer Gigs

– Saturday June 1, 11:30 – 12:30: Unionville Music Festival, Unionville Millennium Bandstand
– Saturday June 15, 1:00 – 2:30: Markham Village Music Festival, Main St. and Robinson St. Markham
Sunday July 28, 7:00 – 9:00: Sunday night Concert Series, Unionville Millennium Bandstand
Sunday August 25, 6:30 – 8:30: Couchiching Beach Park, Orillia Aqua Theatre, Orillia 
– Saturday September 28, 5:00 – 6:00: Markham Fair, Markham Fairgrounds (McCowan & Elgin Mills)
 

Message from Doug – May 16th

I’ve finished editing the mp3s files from May 5. They sound particularly good this time, I think. Congrats on a great show.
 
As usual, if you’re a member of our Dropbox MCB shared folder, you’ll have access to the files now. Below is a link if you’re tight on Dropbox space and just wish to download them. (Please do download and not just stream- please help me protect my Dropbox streaming limit.) And as usual, if you prefer a hard copy, email me directly and I’ll burn one for you for $5, payable to Sharon for the MCB coffers.
 
New this show- Dennis (bari sax) suggested that we increase our visibility on YouTube, and the exec has come up with a plan that we think will work well. I took a small section from each mp3 and created a “Three Minute Flashback”- a quick best-of-show. (If you curious, I’ve added it to the bottom of the Dropbox files from the May show, and added it as download link below.)
 
Next, I’ll add a video collage of photos, our playlist, a link to our website, and upload it all to YouTube. If you in a witness protection program, or have some other reason you don’t want your face in a YouTube video, please let me know. Given the restrictions on posting kids’ photos, I won’t be including any shots of the Kennedy students, unless given the all-clear from Jacky.
 
Assuming all goes well, I’m planning to do this for each show. We have a great product, and if this brings a few new folks to the theatre, it’s worth the bit of work.
 
Yuki has asked me to distill the three minute clip even further to a one minute social media friendly clip, so look for that soon and share it.
 
May 5th show:
 
3 Minute Flashback
 
 
Remember that May 20 is a holiday Monday, so no rehearsal.
 
On May 27, we’ll hit a few spots that need smoothing for our June 1 show, have our AGM, and then if there’s time, sight read The Lone Ranger. It’s the version used in the Disney film, by the way! Note that I’ve tweaked the opening order.
 
Monday May 27: regular rehearsal and AGM
Saturday June 1, 11:30 – 12:30, Unionville Bandstand, green tops, khaki bottoms, hats and sunglasses are fine, bring a music stand
Playlist:
Omens
Bobby Sox
March of the Belgian
When the Saints
Flunky Jim
Big Band Polka
Back to the Future
Dusk Dances
Vocal or instrumental: Embraceable You
Vocal or instrumental: I Dreamed a Dream
Hands Across the Sea
El Bimbo
Swing the Mood
 
Monday June 3: regular rehearsal
Monday June 10: regular rehearsal
Saturday June 15, 1:00 to 2:30, Main St. Markham, green tops, khaki bottoms, hats and sunglasses are fine, bring a music stand
Tentative playlist:
Omens
Bobby Sox
March of the Belgian
When the Saints
Aladdin
Mad Major
Flunky Jim
Oh, Henry
Vocal: Embraceable You
Vocal: I Dreamed a Dream
Big Band Polka
Back to the Future
Dusk Dances
Vocal: Popular
Hands Across the Sea
El Bimbo
March Euphoria
Mickey Mouse March
Swing the Mood
 
Monday June 17: regular rehearsal
June 18 – July 22: break- no MCB rehearsal. Concert Sundays for three other bands on July 7, 14, and 21
Monday July 22: regular rehearsal
 
Sunday July 28, 7 – 9 pm, Unionville Bandstand, green tops, khaki bottoms, hats and sunglasses are fine, bring a music stand
The playlist will be similar to June 15.
 
Monday July 29: regular rehearsal
Monday August 5: holiday, no rehearsal
Monday August 12: regular rehearsal
Monday August 19: regular rehearsal
 
Sunday, August 25, 7 – 9 pm, Orillia Aquatheatre, green tops, khaki bottoms, hats and sunglasses are fine, bring a music stand
The playlist will be similar to June 15, possibly adding Still Hurting if our vocalist is available for the trip to Orillia
 
Monday August 26- Orillia recovery, no rehearsal
Monday September 2- holiday, no rehearsal
 
Monday September 7: regular rehearsals resume- all Mondays except for holidays
 
Saturday September 28, 5 – 6 pm, Markham Fair,  green tops, khaki bottoms, hats and sunglasses are fine, bring a music stand
Tentative playlist will be as on June 1, depending on vocalist availability
 
 
Bonus listening- here’s the best grade five/six band I’ve ever heard. Just awesome.
 
 
 
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