Prep for 2/28

Hope you are having a good week and enjoying the weather. Our last two rehearsals for the Sousa concert will be run throughs in order. This will be the order of the music from now thru the concert:

Light Calvalry

El Capitan

Carnival of Venice

Sempre Fidelis



Nearer my God


New World


Dies Irae


Funeral March

MN March


Wash Post

Danse Bachanale

Stars & Stripes

Star Spangled

As always, make sure you are practicing to build endurance and to conquer those tough parts. Note from Mitch to also be listening and practicing his charts as he didn't get a chance to go thru them last week. Please make every effort to be at rehearsal and be on time. If you have to miss a rehearsal, please notify your section leader as a courtesy.


With 3 weeks out from the big show, it's time to be sure all of your contacts have been given a 'save the date' notice. Megan's poster is a great way to do that. Be sure you are asking and senior friends - they will love this concert. If you have contacts at any sr living centers, be sure to advertise there, too. We will have more ideas on promotion as we get closer to the 7th.


If you have family members that would like to help out the night of the concert, we could use some ushers - to help pass out programs, show the audience where the balcony is and other entrances, and to be at doors 1 & 2 so our audience is not locked out. If you have friends or family that would be willing to help, please let Mary or Margie know. We also need someone good with a camera to take a group shot after the concert. It's been awhile since we've take a formal shot - this would be a great chance to do it. We also need an easel to use during the concert to display the encore titles. If you have one we can use let us know.

Let me know if you have any comments or questions, feel free to let me know. Thanks,