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Percussion equipment moving roster
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Loaner Instrument Policy
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Maps for our shows
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Flato Markham Theatre
Message from Doug
Playlist for May 28 and June 2
Welcome to all the new members! Keep up the great job recruiting, folks.
Reminder- no rehearsal on May 21. Our May 28 rehearsal will be our dress for the June 2 gig.
Here’s a plea for reasonable behaviour- if you take a folder home, it needs to come back the following week. The missing folders last week created some inconveniences that were quite avoidable. We have the technology- consider taking a photo of tough passages of pieces that need work, rather than taking the folder.
Re CDs- I’m usually pretty good about a one-week turn-around on CD orders. If you’ve ordered a CD, please don’t be shy about asking me if it’s done. I had several to be relived in my briefcase last week, but didn’t think to hand them out. I need help, so remind me!
Dress for the June 2 gig is green polo shirts and khaki bottoms. Hats are optional. Only dangerous weather would force cancellation, but keep an eye on your email if you’re in doubt. Here’s the playlist for May 28 and June 2.
Fats (with Francine)
‘Deed (with Francine)
Playlist for May 14
Here’s an unusual request- does anybody have great illustration skills, or know someone that would donate their talents for a good cause? For “Twelve Seconds”, given that it’s for our children’s-focus show in October, it would be neat to put together a Powerpoint of sketches or cartoons that illustrate the story. I can provide the composer’s program notes as a guide. If you or someone you know is inspired by this challenge, please email me directly.
Just before our show last Sunday, a local singer (Francine Hailman) email us asking if we’d be interested in using a vocalist. She’ll be coming to the May 14 rehearsal for a tryout. If things work out, she join us for the June 2 show.
Reminder- no rehearsal on the holiday Monday May 21! Two rehearsals left before our June 2 show- 11:30 – 12:30 on the Unionville Millennium Bandstand.
For May 14:
Deed I Do
Twelve Seconds bars 224 – end
Reminder- our confirmed summer gig list is:
Saturday June 2, 11:30 am – 12:30, Unionville Festival
Saturday June 16, 1 pm Markham Village Music Festival
Sunday August 5: Sunday Concert Series, Unionville Bandstand, 7 – 9 pm
Sunday August 26: Orillia Aquatheatre, picnic at 4:30 pm, concert 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sunday Sept. 29: Markham Fair, likely 5 – 6 pm
We’re hosting our usual Concert Sunday series starting June 24, skipping July 1, and continuing until our appearance on August 5. If you’re free on the first five Sundays, we can always use a hand to distribute flyers and run the 50/50. All shows are 7 pm – 9 pm.
June 24: Richmond Hill Concert Band
July 8: Columbus Concert Band
July 15: Metropolitan Winds of Toronto
July 22: Thornhill Community Band
July 29: Rouge River Winds
Aug 5: Markham Concert Band
And re our Monday rehearsals, we’ll take a break June 25, July 2, 9, and 16, and there’s no rehearsal on August 6 and 27, or September 3.