Summer Lawn Chair Concert #4 Schedule

Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Johnson United Methodist Church (Map) 
3409 Johnson Road, Norton, OH 44203

Concert Day Schedule August 29.

2:00 – Final weather check.

2:05 – Hot News weather Webpage Post.

3:30 – Loaded Truck departs CIC.

4:00 – In Load and Concert Site Set up.

  • Placement cones
  • Percussion
  • PA system
  • Equipment Drop-off Lane

4:45 – Ensemble Members begin arriving (Percussion and Large Instruments first).

5:20 – Concert Set Seating assignments.
Musicians take chairs to places first followed by instruments in Cases and stands to assigned seats. Musicians may begin individual warm-up.

5:45 – Ensemble Warm up lead by Jaime

5:58 – Ensemble Tuning; Matching oboe pitches A & Eb – Kathy Whalen

6:00 – Concert Downbeat

Set 1:

  • Introduction and welcome by Pastor or Host;
  • National Anthem
  • Black Forest
  • Swan Lake
  • Raiders
  • Marches of the Armed Forces
  • Smoke on the Water

Intermission: Music by the Dukes of Darrowville (15 minutes).

Set 2:

  • William Tell
  • Liberty Bell
  • Polka
  • God Bless the U.S.A.
  • Miller Time
  • Rhapsody in Blue
  • Encore: God Bless America

7:10 – Closing Comments

7:15 – Out Load Truck

7:30 – On the Road Home!

Vintage Mandolin for Sale by Steve Ryan

  • 1925-1930 Italian or German  no name
  • Restored 2014
  • Estimated value $250.
  • Includes case, humidifier (gotta keep it humidified), picks, lesson book

Steve is asking $200 for the mandolin, case, humidifier, picks and lesson book. Contact him at ryans2911@aim.com or (330) 801-3794

2021 MAPS Veterans Celebration Concert

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Program

  • Black Forest Overture – Michael Sweeney
  • God Bless America, Berlin, arr Jennings
  • The Liberty Bell, Sousa, arr Bocook
  • National Anthem
  • Marches of the Armed Forces
  • God Bless The U.S.A., Greenwood, arr Vinson
  • Rhapsody In Blue, Gershwin, arr Murtha

August 8, 2021 – Lawn Chair Concert #3

Cottage Grove Evangelical Church

Program

National Anthem
Black Forest Overture – Michael Sweeney
Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky, arr Deterling
Raiders March, Williams, arr Lavender
Marches of the Armed Forces
Smoke on the Water, Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice, arr. Murtha
William Tell Overture, Rossini
The Liberty Bell, Sousa, arr Bocook
Polka Party (Pennsylvania, Just Because, Chicken Dance), arr Murtha
God Bless The U.S.A., Greenwood, arr Vinson
It’s Miller Time
Rhapsody In Blue, Gershwin, arr Murtha
God Bless America, Berlin, arr Jennings

God Bless the USA – Lyrics to Help Your Counting

The rhythms to this song are exact to the lyrics. Find the lyrics which match your rhythms and it will be simple to count (Submitted by Connie Stinnett).

God Bless The USA Lyrics
By Lee Greenwood (1984)

If tomorrow all my things were gone,
I’d work for all my life
And I had start again
With just my children and my wife.

I’d thank my lucky stars
To be livin’ here today,
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom
And they can’t take that away.

And I’m proud to be an American
Where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died,
Who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up
Next to you and defend her still today,
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land –
God bless the USA!

From the lakes of Minnesota
To the hills of Tennessee,
Across the plains of Texas
From sea to shining sea,

From Detroit down to Houston
And New York to LA,
Well there’s pride in every American heart
And it’s time we stand and say:

I’m proud to be an American
Where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died,
Who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up
Next to you and defend her still today,
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land –
God bless the USA!

Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

Submitted by: Janet Scarry – Flute

No more hustle and bustle since the lockdown has given me more free time to do a lot of things, including practicing. So, I decided to get out a book I used to practice in roughly three years ago. The book is by Marcel Moyse and it has excellent practice drills. One of the things I like about it is, the same drill will be in different time signatures. I highly recommend it. Everyone be safe and stay healthy.

Learn more about “Serendipitous Learning at Home”, and post your serendipitous learning.

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony with body percussion

The score of the symphony was adapted by the school music teacher Nelly Guilhemsans and the rehearsals to achieve this wonderful performance were carried out over 5 months, almost every day, during the 2020 school term.

The students through clapping, footsteps, snapping fingers, slapping their bodies and the bodies of the other students, achieved a mind-blowing demonstration of synchronization.

Everything was captured by the camera of a drone in the gardens of Arnaga, in front of the house that belonged to the French neo-romantic poet Edmond Rostand.

Here is the video

Submitted by: Sandy Bee Lynn