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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.
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 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
Oak Ridges Community Centre, 12895 Bayview Ave.
– 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 Aug 4, 1:00 – 2:15: Oak Ridges Community Centre & Pool, 12895 Bayview Ave, Richmond Hill, ON
– Sunday August 25, 6:30 – 8:30: Couchiching Beach Park, Orillia Aqua Theatre, Orillia
– Saturday October 5, 5:00 – 6:00: Markham Fair, Markham Fairgrounds (McCowan & Elgin Mills)
Message from Doug – July 15th
One of our long-time corporate sponsors is Harknett Musical Services. Harknett’s is organizing a reading session on Friday, August 23, noon to 4:30, at St. Robert CHS in Thornhill. They find themselves a little short on brass players.
If you’re interested and available, and you can sight read with reasonable efficiency, please email me directly. There are two reading sessions and a conductors’ workshop, all of about one hour, that will be using players. If you play trumpet, horn, trombone, euph, or tuba, and would like to attend, please email me directly.
In return for MCBs help, Harknett’s will be using our logo and organization bio, and acknowledging our help, in their promotional material.
I hope everyone enjoyed the break. Regular rehearsals begin next Monday. While I’ll happily cover any of the summer concert repertoire if anyone has requests, We’ll primarily focus on our October theatre playlist going forward.
So, for July 22:
Hands Across the Sea
maybe- with Alanna: Popular, Embraceable You, I Dreamed
Scenes from the Louvre
My Neighbor Totoro
Concert Sundays 7 – 9 pm on the Unionville Millennium Bandstand. Come and listen to three other great groups. Help with chairs and 50/50 is always appreciated.
July 21- Whitby Brass Band
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
March of the Belgian
When the Saints
Vocal: Embraceable You
Vocal: I Dreamed a Dream
Big Band Polka
Back to the Future
Hands Across the Sea
Mickey Mouse March
Swing the Mood
Monday July 29: regular rehearsal
Sunday August 4, 1 – 2:15 pm, Oak Ridges Community Centre, 12895 Bayview Ave Richmond Hill
The playlist will be similar to June 15, but we won’t have a vocalist.
Monday August 5: holiday, no rehearsal
Monday August 12: regular rehearsal
Monday August 19: regular rehearsal
Sunday, August 25, 6:30 – 8:30 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 9: regular rehearsals resume- all Mondays except for holidays
Saturday October 5, 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
Message from Doug – June 11th
We’re about halfway to our goal of 100 YouTube subscribers. Please consider sharing the link with friends and family. It’s a quick way of generating positive interest for our theatre shows, and increasing theatre attendance is a major priority for next season. I’ll be gradually adding some older content, and will also add excerpts from each new theatre show.
Bonus listening- here’s the best grade five/six band I’ve ever heard. Just awesome.