Tuesday, May 25, 2010

S.J.Giants games for this year

We wanted to get this information out to you as soon as possible.  After checking available dates  from everyone (thanks for turning your info in as soon as you did) we will not have enough players to do any more home games for the San Jose Giants this year.  This Sunday (May 30th) will be our only date.
If your schedules change let us know as soon as possible and we'll try to secure another day.  We'll resume our concert rehearsals after next week.
See you Thursday!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Giants dates reminder

Please don't forget to let us know what dates you can play for a home game so we can get them into the S.J. Giants before they're given away to someone else.  We're shooting for, hopefully, a date or two with the large group.  Here they are one more time:
June 25, Friday evening
June 26, Saturday "
June 27, Sunday afternoon.
July 10, Saturday early evening
July 11, Sunday early evening
July 20, Tuesday  "
July 21, Wednesday  "
July 24th, Saturday  "
July 25th, Sunday  "
Bring your dates to rehearsal or let us know via email what dates you can do.  Again, if you've never done one, join us and see why the group finds them so much fun!
See you Thursday!




Monday, May 10, 2010

two shameless plugs from Hans Horn


in case anybody runs idle the upcoming two Sunday afternoons: there are concerts by OWO and SVBB worth attending (see attachments).


May 30 Giants Game

1.  We should have enough players to do the Sunday, May 30th, San Jose Giants game, although we may need some help on bass bone.  Starting time (if we do the Barbecue and at this time it is planned) would be at 4 p.m. with the Star Spangled Banner at 5.  God Bless America is at the 7th inning stretch.  We'll be playing Vernon Miyata's wonderful arrangements. 
2.  If you found the music last week a bit more challenging than you like, we can easily rewrite the parts to accommodate your level of playing.  We would really like you to continue to be a member of our "family" of trombonists and encourage you to keep coming, it will only make you a better musician. 
4.  The group discussed at last rehearsal a goal of getting the largest group we have to play together at one (or more) of the San Jose Giants games.  If you've never done one you should join us and see why everyone loves doing them.  The home schedule (excluding Thursdays, it's Country and Western night - they have a set group for Thursdays):
June 25, Friday evening
June 26, Saturday "
June 27, Sunday afternoon.
July 10, Saturday early evening
July 11, Sunday early evening
July 20, Tuesday  "
July 21, Wednesday  "
July 24th, Saturday  "
July 25th, Sunday  "
Let us know Thursday night or via email what date or dates you'd be free and like to do a game.  They love us and told us to let them know what dates we can do.
We can't consider the July 4th weekend as too many of our players will be unavailable.
5.  Our July 23rd formal concert is being rescheduled due to conflicts.  Besides many of the great charts we've been working on we will be performing several antiphonal works with, as the group has been discussing, a possible short concert around the arranged date of the formal concert at either the San Jose City Hall rotunda and/or an historic downtown cathedral before the end of the summer (if we have enough members).  Stay tuned.
See you Thursday!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May 30 Giants game, Formal concert.

1.  We've been sent several dates to play at the San Jose Giants games
for either this weekend or a weekday, or Sunday May 30, so we
tentatively scheduled for the May 30,   5 p.m. game with a concert
before hand at the barbecue (before some else grabbed the date - they
go fast).  This is Memorial Day Weekend so if we have the players,
we'll have the crowd. Please RSVP ASAP if you CAN or CANNOT do it, so
if we don't have enough players we can let them know and we'll try
another time.  Here's the possible line-up we settled on last
rehearsal (not necessarily in this order):
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Trojan Trombones
Take 5
Fripperies #13
Joshual Fit the Battle
St. Thomas
Washington Post
Hungarian Dance
76 Trombones
Let us know if you need any rehearsal copies.  If you haven't done a
game with us before you're in for a real treat!

2.  Our formal concert is tentatively scheduled at the Santa Clara
Performing Arts Center on Friday, July 23, at 8 p.m.  We have another
great program of antiphonal music and other wonderful stuff lined up!
See you Thursday.