This week promises to be a big one for the CICB. Thanks for all your work in preparation for these important events. As Tiffany mentioned in her e-mail, it’s amazing the amount of music the band has put together and is playing at a very high level.
Bill recorded the Irish concert and I finally had a chance to audit it, great performance all! I could even hear the singing. Good memories from a great concert.
Tell your ‘framily’ about the big concerts this week. Spread the good word! It’s going to be something special. Just a reminder: take care of your health the day of and night before these big performances.
You will need to bring stands for Sunday. I would encourage you to also bring a stand to the POPS concert as well as we’ll need extras that night for jazz band, Dixie combo et al.
Some notes on our music:
keep the long tones in the background
youtube the Kenton Band playing this!
DIXIE JAZZ FUNERAL
combo leave stage right after Spiritual to set up
all – go for production value, have fun! Section choreography encouraged!
Sing it out like Louis!
Bill will start with a clarinet solo intro before measure 1
Light on the articulations
Timing is key – stay connected with your band mates
IN THE MOOD
Saxes stand (be sure tubas can see)
Section choreography encouraged!
Youtube Glenn Miller’s band
9-67 only, repeats are good
41 – keep it moving ahead, in 3
Faster, lighter, big bandier
Be sure of the road map
Will be F to the end of Dixie Jazz Funeral – sing the theme with the combo at G
Parade of the Tall Ships
Alleluia Laudames Te
POPS: AN EVENING OF JAZZ program
Dixie Jazz Funeral
In the Mood
(3 big band selection)
Portrait in Time
Encore = Dixie Jazz Funeral F to end
As always, let me know if you have any questions or concerns. And let me know if you would like to touch on any particular phrases during the warm-up(s).