Three notes walk into a bar…..a C, E-flat and G. The bartender says, “sorry, but we don’t serve minors.” So E-flat leaves, and C and G have an open fifth between them. After a few drinks, the fifth is diminished and G is out flat. F comes in and tries to augment the situation, but is not sharp enough.
D comes in and heads for the bathroom saying, “Excuse me. I’ll just be a second.”
Then A comes in, but the bartender is not convinced that this relative of C is not a minor.
With the new year fast approaching perhaps you are thinking about resuming a long lost favourite pastime. If playing an instrument in a Concert Band is beckoning to you and you live in the Charlottetown area then Second Chances Community Band may be for you!
The concert band band meets on Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 with two conductors sharing the evening (Rowan Fitzgerald and Allie McCrady). The cost for the term (approx 10 weeks per trimester) is $45.00 which should be brought to the first practice, January 10, 2012.
If you or somebody you know wants to play trombone in a concert band then look no farther. Second Chances Band is recruiting. Drop us a line. Registration takes place in January.
TOH or TOH for saxophones
Many thanks to all who made this evening possible. I'm sure I can speak for the whole band in saying it was a very memorable experience.
Dale (Dr. Lonis) was fun, enthusiastic and extremely clear on many important pointers.
It is hoped that you will benefit from the perspective of another point of view on the music which we are working on. Dr. Lonis is a noted clinician, director who has worked for many years in the concert band field.
Another year is almost over for Second Chances Band and there is only one more practice before the final concert. According to Allie's last email there are still a few tickets left and they can be purchased through either Allie or Lorraine.
1. Concert Sunday June 5 Steele Recital Hall at 2:30 PM
12:30- Set up. We will need at least 3 percussionists and about 5 other volunteers.
1:00 PM- Intermediate Band warm up on stage.
Peter (my husband) videotaped the concert band performance on Sunday- here it is. Would you share this with the band members? They can download a copy for themselves from the site. He edited out the commentary, so it is about 35 min.
For those of you who find these things helpful here they are. Counting this evening we have five rehearsals left before the concert on Sunday afternoon December the 5 th at the Steele Recital Hall at UPEI. Here is my rehearsal schedule for the next five weeks.