Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A sad goodbye, upcoming concert

1.  Alex Harline stopped by last week to let us know he and his family are moving to Texas.  We'd like to thank his dad, Hugh, for all the hard work he's done in photographing the group and his wonderful talent for getting us to pose for some great pictures.  For many samples of his fabulous work, check out our website and the wonderful cover he did for our promotional CD.  And our appreciation for Alex's musicianship, this is a fine player who has truly grown with the group musically.  Best of luck and many thanks to the Harline family, please come back and visit us (and Alex, be sure to sit in).

2.  Even though we're pretty familiar with our program for the July 30 (and possible antiphonal) concert, we now have an opportunity to polish our performance by working on the small nuances that make for a great performance.  The only way to do this is by attending rehearsals as much as possible between now and the end of July.  Many of us are beginning to appreciate the wonderful charts we are playing as we approach the marked tempos of the music (click on and listen to our arrangement of the Hungarian
Dance, we're almost there: - but we may not go quite that fast).

3.  We are seeing more players attending rehearsal as their schedules free up for the summer.  Come help them get familiar with the music (and if you haven't attended rehearsals for awhile, now's the time).

4.  Those of you who borrowed copies from the books for the baseball game concert, please return them as soon as possible.
See you Thursday!