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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 – Jan 15
Many thanks to Sean for filling in last night, and to all of you for being such supportive teammates.
I’d like to decide on Monday whether we want to program Waltzes from DR. It’s going to be more work than I expected, and I’m not convinced the audience payoff is worth it. We’ll spend some time on it this Monday and make a decision.
Waltzes from DR
Prelude and Fugue
Several MCB members are part of the pit orchestra for Unionville Theatre Company’s Beauty and Beast. The show runs from Feb. 17 – 24, and based on sales to date, we’re anticipating sell-outs. If you’re interested in seeing the show, be aware that it may not be possible to buy tickets at the door. Tickets are available now at 905 305-SHOW / 905 305-7469
Message from Doug – Jan 8
Some sad news, if you weren’t at yesterday’s rehearsal- Bob MacMillian, the long-time PCCB clarinet player, passed away a few days ago, succumbing to complications from a recent fall. He was a gentleman and will be missed.
For our next rehearsal, the focus will be on May show music. Plan your seating accordingly!
Video Games Live, 2nd movement (if the parts are available)
Bobby Sox Saturday Night
Holst 1st Suite
Concerto for Clarinet
Omens of Love
When the Saints
Back to the Future
One Over Par (if the parts are available)
Prelude and Fugue
Message from Doug – Dec 12
Here’s the (probably) final call on modifications for Chili Sauce Rag. Please add the rehearsal letters as well as the repeated section changes.
Section A- first repeat mark, bar 5: first time through, one on a part
Section B- second repeat mark, bar 21: first time through, one on a part
Section C- third repeat mark, bar 29: it’s only played once
Section D (Trio)- bar 45: as printed, mf first time, ff second time
Section E- fourth repeat mark, bar 61: first time through all, second time one on a part
Confirmed gigs for 2018 – 2019:
Sunday March 3, Markham Theatre, 2pm
Sunday May 5, Markham Theatre, 2 pm.
Date to be confirmed- Music Alive festival, sometime around April.
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.
I received a nice note from our former bassist Joanne Pyke. She’s enjoying keeping track of our adventures through social media. Joanne recommends the blogs and courses of Noa Kageyama- “the Bulletproof Musician”- which deal with improving your performing skills.
The site wants your email address, and markets an on-line course. I’m not familiar with the site, and there’s not a lot available from independent reviews. If anyone signs up, please share your experiences.