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Message from Doug

playlist and lots of info

Hi folks

I’m home sick today. Very dangerous- lots of time to write! Calendar update, programming for 2018 – 2019, and the weekly playlist follow.

Calendar Update- subject to updates and corrections:

Last night’s consensus was that we could run a rehearsal on Easter Monday. Therefore, weekly rehearsals will continue until June 18. We’ll take a break June 25, July 2, 9, and 16, and there’s no rehearsals on August 6 and 27, or September 3.

Saturday May 5: tba, likely 3 pm, seniors’ residence
Sunday May 6: 12:45 soundcheck, 2 pm show Markham Theatre
Saturday June 2, 11:30 am – 12:30, Unionville Festival
Saturday June 16, tba 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 still working on the AppleFest / Markham Museum gig, but they are still working through changes.

Here’s the write-up on our next season:

October 14, 2018: Heroes and Villains
We’re starting our year with a kid-friendly experience. The lobby will have instruments to try and a Q&A with our musicians. A few lucky folk will get to sit on stage right beside their favourite instrument! We’ll have some fun with music from Star Wars, Disney, and more.

November 25, 2018: A Seasonal Celebration
Christmas and Hanukkah music, sing-alongs, and a few surprises add up to everyone’s favourite show of the year. Be prepared- Santa has been known to drop in!

March 3, 2019: Let’s Dance!: Ballet, Waltzes, and Swing
Toes will be tapping as we feature the music that makes us move. You’ll be safe in your seat, but wishing you could be dancing!

May 5, 2019: Time Travel: Mozart to Video Games
Join us for a chronological travelogue as we “Dr.. Who” our way through the musical cosmos. Five centuries of music from the comfort of your Markham Theatre chair!

Programming 2018 – 2019

I understand that programming is a contentious issue. As happy as the bulk of our March show audience was, I also heard about three patrons who left very disappointed with the choice of music selections. Whenever I poll the band on what folks want to play, the complete absence of a consistent opinion is startling. More marches! Less marches!

My mandate is to program to meet the needs and wishes our our membership, balanced with the economic realities of building our audience. And to occasionally keep the conductor happy. Please understand that however deeply you despise a piece, somebody else is thrilled to be playing it.

I’ve just completed a “first pass” on the upcoming season repertoire. There are three new pieces, and once next year’s budget is set, I’ll be purchasing more. I’m happy to take suggestions for omissions or deletions, and look forward to supporting our resident composers.

Subject to lots additions and deletions, and with only three new charts and more to come, here’s what’s under consideration so far:

Oct 2018
King Kong Soundtrack
Military Songs of the British Isles
Mt. Everest
Phantom of the Opera
Pilatus- Mountain of Dragons
Solid Men to the Front
Superman Suite
Swords Against the Sea
Through Darkened Sleepy Hollow
The Thunderer
The Toy Trumpet
Triumph of the Argonauts
Disney Villains Medley (new)
Twelve Seconds to the Moon
Where No Man Has Gone Before

Nov 2018
Chanukah Celebration, A
Jingle Bells Forever
Overture to a Winter Celebration
Sheep May Safely Graze
Angels We Have Heard (Breen)
Xmas Swinging (new)
Nutcracker in Pops (new)
Turned on Christmas
Twas in the Moon
Variations on a Burgundian Carol
Variations on Joy to the World
Vision of Hope
Walt Disney Band Showcase
Twas the Night Before Christmas

Mar 2019
Ol’ King Razzamatazz
San Antonio Dances
Slavonic Dance no. 4
A Springtime Celebration
Swing the Mood
Three Irish Dances
Voices of Spring
Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier
Wrong Note Rag
Vilia (Merry Widow)

May 2019
Best of Jim Brickman
Bobby Sox Saturday Night
Mr. Lucky, Selections from
Poet and Peasant Overture
Scenes from The Louvre
Holst Second Suite
Thus Do You Fare My Jesus
Time Excursions
Tin Pan Alley
Totem Pole
Tribute to John Lennon
Turkish March
Water Music Suite
When Time Will be No More
William Byrd Suite
Walking Frog
Video Games Live

If you have thoughts or suggestions, please email me directly.

For our March 19 rehearsal:

Jurassic Park 103 – end
From Darkness
Glenn Miller
Toccata (please practice the articulation with passionate zeal)


playlist for Mar 12

Hi folks

Schedule update: Note that there’s no rehearsal on Easter Monday. That leaves us:

March 12, 19, 26
April 9, 16, 23, 30
Saturday May 5 t.b.a., likely an afternoon show
Sunday May 6, Markham Theatre 12:45 sound check, 2 pm show
Sunday May 6, 6 pm- MCB Anniversary Dinner, spouses welcome

If you happen to have contact info for former members, please let them know that they are invited to the anniversary dinner, and also may join us on stage for the final number at Markham Theatre.

Here’s the playlist for our March 12 rehearsal:
Sound of Music
Jurassic 0 – 102
From Darkness


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