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First, congratulations to our five District 2 auditioners! I don't know results yet, but I am proud of you for taking on that challenge. And double congratulations to AJ for making the all-state jazz festival. That's huge.

This is a lot of information and I have checked it repeatedly, BUT I have been known to make a mistake (I know you all find that shocking). Please let me know ASAP if you see an error. CBHS and BSA kids, please take special note of any time changes.

The following performances are required: Veterans Day Parade on November 11 (band) and the Winter Concert on December 13th (jazz band, chorus, band)
It would also be good to support our colleagues at Deering HS on December 14th at their concert at 7pm.
If a student cannot attend a MANDATORY event, I must hear from parents (not students, even if they are 18) by Thursday, October 26th. If you have any questions, please schedule a conference with me that afternoon.

Concert dress for the parade is as much black as you can beg, borrow, or buy. I'm hopeful we will have new jackets, but if not, plan on long-sleeved black and dark or black pants. Concert dress for the concert is black "from stem to stern," please. If finding/purchasing black clothing is a challenge for you for any reason, please let me know and I will help.

October rehearsals:

Monday the 23rd 1:15-2:30
Wednesday the 25th 12:30-1:30
Friday the 27th 1:15-2:30 (sectionals and lessons)
Friday the 27th is jazz band at 12:35
Tuesday the 31st 1:15-2:30 - Possible marching practice outside.
Here's November:
Thursday, November 2 1:15-2:30 - rehearsal, possibly marching outside.
Thursday, November 2 is jazz band at 12:35
Monday, November 6 12:30-2:30 - FIELD TRIP with MARCHING AT DEERING HIGH SCHOOL. Students will be dismissed from Deering and will go home on the Metro or however they usually go home. Plan ahead. Permission slips must be signed and returned ASAP.

Wednesday, November 8 10:50-11:30am - memorizing marches, indoors

Saturday, November 11 at 9:30am meet for VETERANS DAY PARADE at the corner of State Street and Congress Street (Longfellow Square)

Monday, November 13    1:15-2:30
Wednesday, November 15     12:20-1:30
Friday, November 17      1:15-2:30 (sectionals and lessons)
Friday the 17th is jazz band at 12:35
Tuesday, November 21     10:30-11:00am (parent-teacher conferences)
Tuesday, November 28     1:15-2:30
Thursday, November 30    1:15-2:30
Thursday the 30th is jazz band at 12:35
Here's December:
Monday, December 4     1:15-2:30
Wednesday, December 6    12:20-1:30
Friday, December 8    1:15-2:30 (sectionals and lessons)
Friday the 8th is jazz band at 12:35
Tuesday, December 12    1:15-2:30 Move equipment and DRESS REHEARSAL IN AUDITORIUM
Wednesday, December 13    7pm-8:15pm CONCERT - jazz band, chorus, band
Thursday, December 14   1:14-2:30   Bring equipment downstairs and re-set room. Carrot stick party.
Monday, December 18    1:15-2:30
Wednesday, December 20     12:20-1:30
Friday, December 22    1:15-2:30 - NO REHEARSAL. Study hall.






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

Swearingen "Denbridge Way" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMTSrKP6R8E

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

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







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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Below is way more information than you probably want to know about district and state festivals and auditions. Watch this space for more information about band selections and expectations for next year.


Festivals and auditions