Amazing concert Tuesday! What a fun event to be part of - and it's just the first concert of the season. I agree with the many who said the CICB continues to get better every year, every concert. A very musical performance - great balance, great listening skills. The contrasts on Tall Ships were exciting, everyone nailed the road map on Sea Songs! Dr Hanson was very complimentary of the band in general and your performance of the Sailor's Song in particular. Drunken Sailor was fun - the cool jazz section was exceptional. The Sousa and South Pacific performances were among the best I've heard them. It was terrific to hear the band from the audience. The Russian Sailor's is a tough piece, and it was so well played. Great closer.
-to all our soloists through the concert.
-to the percussion section. Your feature in the Scandinavian was right on.
-Emily Savage for the program and poster and for the donation spiel.
-to David Paulson for donating copies of the vocal part to Scandinavian.
-to Jeannette for hauling the PA and taking care of the donations.
-everyone for helping with the tear down and set up.
-the board for your leadership
-to all for a successful Christening of the 33rd season.
I'm looking forward to our reading session for the next concert, "A Calhoun Christmas." Here is the rehearsal schedule. As usual some great music without a lot of prep time. Rehearsal time will be precious.
10/28 Sight Read Concert
11/4 election night/no rehearsal
11/11 I will be absent, Kelvin will take the rehearsal
12/9 'Dress' Rehearsal
12/16 CONCERT II
We will be playing:
Bells by Ian McDougall
Mass from La Fiesta Mexicana by H. Owen Reed
Farandole by Bizet
Home for Christmas arr by Markham
A Canadian Brass Christmas
Suite of Carols by Leroy Anderson (woodwind and brass ensemble features)
Greensleeves arr Alfred Reed
Alleluia! Laudames Te by Alfred Reed
Tell your friends to save the date! You deserve a huge audience.