Reflections on the City of Lakes

I really enjoyed sight reading with you on Tuesday night. Something very appealing about making music together at sight. You all did terrific work. I think the cafeteria works well as our make shift band room - but with all the right angles and hard surfaces combined with the low ceiling, it is found. We all need to bring it down a notch when we practice down there and bell front instruments please play bells down (I can't believe I'm actually saying that!). It will also help if we spread the rows out a bit. I encourage you to bring ear plugs.

After discussing it with Lori, I decided to go with a $100 gift card to Nordstrom's to thank Kylie for helping us with the Pops. I will send this to her first thing in the morning so it doesn't become too distant of a memory. So far I have one person putting a 10 spot in the pot. If you'd like to help support this, please bring $1-$10 to rehearsal this Tuesday. If we don't get enough we are happy to pay the rest. If we get over, we will give the extra to the board to start a Sunshine/Flower/Social Fund (or whatever you want to call it) for situations like this. Thank you for your help with this.

As announced, the theme to our Summer Series of concerts is, "Reflections on the City of Lakes". Our musical, chronological salute to the city we represent. The order to the concert and to our rehearsal on Tuesday is below - note a few changes

Minnesota March (no repeats)


War March & Battle Hymn of the Vikings

Lis Escoubo mvt 4 of Suite Provencale

Mosquitos Lay Eggs in Minnesota

St Anthony Chorale (ww and horns only)

Into the Clouds

Charlie Brown

Foshay Tower March

(polka band will play 2 selections here)


Escapade for Trombones

Prince in Concert

You Can't Stop the Beat 

 If they demand an encore we will play MN March K to the end, no repeat

This Tuesday I would like to try the addition to singing on Minn March at G - here are the words:

Rah! Rah! Ski-U-Mah. Rah! Rah! Rah!
March on, March on to Victory.
Loyal Sons of Varsity.
Fight on, Fight on for Minnesota
For the glory of the Old Maroon and Gold.
March on, March on to win the game.
Down the field, fighting every play.
We're with you, team, Fighting team!
Hear our song, we cheer along
To help you win a victory.