Band
Our rehearsal schedule is crazy. I hope this helps.
Here's September:
Wednesday the 6th 1:15-2:30
Friday the 8th 1:15-2:30
Tuesday the 12th 1:15-2:30
Thursday the 14th 1:15-2:30
Monday the 18th 1:15-2:30
Wednesday the 20th 1:15-2:30
Friday the 22nd 1:15-2:30 (sectionals and lessons)
Tuesday the 26th 1:15-2:30
Thursday the 28th 1:15-2:30
and October:
Wednesday the 4th, band will be very short. We are out at 11:30, and band will be just 40 minutes in the morning.
Friday the 6th  1:15-2:30 (sectionals and lessons)
Wednesday the 11th, band will meet 12:30-1:30, but it's also a testing day for many grades, so don't plan on doing much that day.
Friday the 13th 1:15-2:30 (sectionals)
Tuesday the 17th 1:15-2:30
Thursday the 19th 1:15-2:30
Monday the 23rd 1:15-2:30
Wednesday the 25th 12:30-1:30
Friday the 27th 1:15-2:30 (sectionals and lessons)
Tuesday the 31st 1:15-2:30

Here are dates for September-December as much as I have them so far.
All auditions are completely optional.
All gigs are as mandatory as humanly possible. I understand people have sports commitments, live on various islands, and do not attend PHS full-time. Do everything you can to join us at every event. The December concert is graded, but the others are reflected in HOWLs if you don't tell me ahead of time that you cannot come. I will be nagging you.
Pep band -  Football game: 7pm SEPTEMBER 15
at Fitzpatrick stadium. Wear bulldog blue. I have a few old band jackets if you're desperate. We'll play through half-time. By there by 6:40, please, so we can do the national anthem. We don't play if it's raining or below 49 degrees at game time.
Jazz Band - 
Tell me whether you want to audition for jazz all-state by SEPTEMBER 21. Information is online and I will help you prepare if you are interested.
Pep band - 6am TV rally/food drive SEPTEMBER 22.
Students should be ready to go by 5:50am if possible, but I might negotiate for a slightly later arrival.
Concert Band -
Tell me whether you want to audition for District 2 band by OCTOBER 4. $6. We'll do some prep in band class, but much of it will be on your own with my help (or your private teacher's help).
Jazz band -
All-state jazz auditions in Augusta are OCTOBER 13
Pep band - Football game OCTOBER 13, 7pm.
Same details as before.
Concert band - District 2 auditions at Edward Little HS
Pep band - Pep rally OCTOBER 20 at 1:00ish. We'll play near the gym door like we did last year and then move our instruments out so nothing gets damaged.
Concert band (marching) - Veterans Day parade.
Meet before 10:00 at the corner of State and Congress. I hope to have new jackets by then. We march with Deering band. Your music has to be memorized. THIS IS A VERY VERY VERY IMPORTANT COMMUNITY EVENT.
Concert band -
All-state band auditions in Biddeford NOVEMBER 17. $22
Concert band - Winter concert December 13 at 7pm.
This is just band, jazz band, and chorus, so will be relatively short.
If you would like to attend Deering's concert, it is the next night, and the orchestra will play. It would be nice to support them and their new music teacher.

FIRST SEMESTER SELECTIONS
Winter Concert: December 14, 7pm

We probably won’t play both movements of this three-movement work called “Hennepin County Dawn,” but I want to try both slow movements. There is a WICKED fast and very difficult third movement we might try in the spring or in the 2018-2019 season, and then we would perform the whole work.

Hazo “Rest” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5t-jhHjnuk

Hazo “Shrouds of Snow” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA4RBWcNsWo

You’ll think I’ve gone lost my mind with ANOTHER slow piece if you stop before the 1:12 mark of this recording. Push past the slow part and hear how awesome the “tirade” is.
Saucedo “Theme and Tirade” 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEVGPtvf-9g

Vaughan Williams “Flourish for Wind Band” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dis3J3VaASE

Because the slow pieces are pretty boring for the percussion section, they will have their own short piece-- some version of “Carol of the Bells.” Listen to these two.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQpzKwSxiOw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnFXAZ8oeuo&index=1&list=RDFnFXAZ8oeuo

 

 

 

 

















SECOND SEMESTER SELECTIONS
All-City Concert MARCH 16, 2017
Spring Concert TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017


Procession of the Nobles (for All-City with DHS in March)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFVmKm-dB7w

Bandology (All-City combined MS/HS piece)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj4NYypGyG4

The Maelstrom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzB6WoUA8ZU

Simple Gifts (Ticheli) - We'll do movements 2 and 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSBWApp02_g

Instant Concert
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2eY35pOWSo

MARCH MILITAIRE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKUPBr0eY6Y

NEW WORLD SYMPHONY (at :53) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASlch7R1Zvo

PAGLIACCI (1:54) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbTWJTK2oCs

CHICKEN REEL  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wCf2rSeQ1w

DANCE OF THE HOURS at 2:00 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3ILbnHhAzk

Hello Muddah  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jjiWS__Mp0

BRIDAL CHORUS

RULE BRITANNIA at 1:43 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB5Nbp_gmgQ

JINGLE BELLS

CIELITO LINDO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7AWb3eShEo

DANCE OF THE HOURS at 2:00 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3ILbnHhAzk

LA SORELLA  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sifoItrI1Y

JEANNIE with the LIGHT BROWN HAIR  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKdq249uOGs

HAVA NAGILA  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7fB06S8Bq8  and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZweLtjNxZY

GRANDFATHER's CLOCK  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrJZLs5zUtU  and   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7UoTkgu5dE

MEXICAN HAT DANCE (at 0:38)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuECOtG5jgM

WESTMINSTER CHIMES   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5600XwGRv2w

ANVIL CHORUS (at 2:28) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjMHCzoneuM

IRISH WASHERWOMAN  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6hmqAHE1gk

DECK THE HALL

HUMORESQUE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR9msTsmpZs

POET AND PEASANT   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3_aM_s0R1U

MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yQu0sFykbw

DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjnfIvtniD8

BILLBOARD MARCH (melody at 1:06) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mONdcB4WIe0



BARITONE HORN VIDEOS


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adozCCQKNOE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY05WKmuqA8&t=33s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNV--1WCHrc&list=RDvY05WKmuqA8&index=2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtvSzVFKRCg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEirs97lslg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_ADcRAaAuM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiXjZ2SSwqk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVJTdQxmJes



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Festivals and auditions