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SEVEN STEPS TO A SUPER SINATRA

Simply MASTER one eight measure section per week. Each Monday I will add simplification, tips for counting and stylistic phrasing. MARK THEM IN YOUR PARTS! PRACTICE THEM!! Don’t try to eat the whole pie at once. Let’s enjoy it in seven really delicious and very cool pieces!

STEP 1). Measures 105 – 108 “THAT’S LIFE”

    This is our April 27th intro to this medley. Listen to bass line; flute triplet rallentando in measure 107 AND THE TRIPLET DRUM FILL starting on beat 2 of measure108.

Measure 109 – 116

   BASS AND TUBAS only play the eighth notes and quarter notes that are on the beat (no triplets).

TRUMPETS – play the D quarter note on four as a quarter not part of a triplet and play the Bb as the down beat of 109. Also practice playing only the quarter notes on beats 2,3,4 in 111; 2&3 in measure 112, and 1,2,3,4 in measure 113. (NO EIGHTHS for now).

  SAXOPHONES – Practice playing only the pitches that are on the beat (no eighth notes unless they are the first third of a triplet) in measures 114 (beats 2,3 4) and 115 (1,3,4).

                Everyone else listen for the triplet drum fill on beats 3 and 4 in measure 116 and mark in a diminuendo into beat four.

SEVEN STEPS TO A SUPER SINATRA

SEVEN STEPS TO A SUPER SINATRA

Simply MASTER one eight measure section per week. Each Monday I will add simplification, tips for counting and stylistic phrasing. MARK THEM IN YOUR PARTS! PRACTICE THEM!! Don’t try to eat the whole pie at once. Let’s enjoy it in seven really delicious and very cool pieces!

STEP 1). Measures 105 – 108 “THAT’S LIFE”

    This is our April 27th intro to this medley. Listen to bass line; flute triplet rallentando in measure 107 AND THE TRIPLET DRUM FILL starting on beat 2 of measure108.

Measure 109 – 116

   BASS AND TUBAS only play the eighth notes and quarter notes that are on the beat (no triplets).

TRUMPETS – play the D quarter note on four as a quarter not part of a triplet and play the Bb as the down beat of 109. Also practice playing only the quarter notes on beats 2,3,4 in 111; 2&3 in measure 112, and 1,2,3,4 in measure 113. (NO EIGHTHS for now).

  SAXOPHONES – Practice playing only the pitches that are on the beat (no eighth notes unless they are the first third of a triplet) in measures 114 (beats 2,3 4) and 115 (1,3,4).

                Everyone else listen for the triplet drum fill on beats 3 and 4 in measure 116 and mark in a diminuendo into beat four.

FUNTIME SCHEDULE MARCH 5, 9, 12 See Hot News for info on Akron Symphony Tickets

WALSH UNIVERSITY BIRK CENTER FOR THE ARTS March 5th.

5:00 – String Orientation Class

6:00 – String Ensemble in Art Studio; Recorder/Strings Ensemble hall lobby

6:30 – Wind/Perc. Ensemble in Band Room

Bolich Middle School March 9th.

5:00 – String Orientation; Wind Lessons (Tuba & Baritone).

6:00 – String Ensemble in Band Room; Winds/Perc. Ensemble in Cafeteria

6:45 – Announcements and Refreshments in Cafeteria

7:00 – Return to Ensemble rehearsals

7:50 Reset rooms; Recorder/Strings Link up rehearsal (in Cafe).

MARCH 12TH Walsh University Birk Arts Center ( Same schedule as the 5th).

AKRON SYMPHONY TICKET PROCEDURE

YOU MAY NOW SELECT THE PRICE RANGE OF THE SEATS THAT YOU HAVE RESERVED. PLEASE GO BACK TO THE NEW LIST NEXT WEEK AT REHEARSALS AND INDICATE NOT ONLY THE NUMBER OF SEATS YOU REQUIRE BUT ALSO SELECT THE $12.50, $18.50, $23.50.OR $30.00 PRICE RANGE. JIM WILL E-MAIL THIS LIST TO THE SYMPHONY OFFICE BY MARCH 15TH. AFTER THE 15TH YOU WILL CALL SHARON SMITH AT 330.535.8131 AND GIVE HER YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER. SHARON WILL PRINT YOUR TICKETS AND JIM WILL PICK THEM ALL UP AND DISTRIBUTE THEM IN AT REHEARSALS IN MAY. THANK YOU!

FUNTIME SCHEDULE FEBRUARY 24, 26, 27, 2020

Bolich Middle School,Monday , February 24, 2020

5:00 – 6:00 STRING ORIENTATION in the Band Room

6:00 – 6:45 ENSEMBLE REHEARSALS; Band in Cafeteria, Strings in Band Room

6:45 – 7:00 REFRESHMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS in Cafeteria (See Hot News).

7:00 – 7:45 Please return promptly to Ensemble Rehearsals.

7:50 – 8:15 STRINGS/RECORDERS Ensemble Rehearsal in Cafeteria

Bolich Middle School,Wednesday, February 26, 2020

5:00 – 6:00 String Orientation in the Band Room; Beginner Winds in Cafeteria

6:00 7:30 Novice Classes; Strings in Band Room; Winds in Cafeteria

Walsh University Birk Center for the Arts,Thursday , February 27, 2020

5:00 – 6:00 String Orientation in the Art Studio

6:00 – 7:30 String Ensemble in the Arts Studio

6:00 – 6:30 Recorder/String Rehearsal in Gym Hallway

6:30 – 8:00 Band Rehearsal in Band Room

CURRENT NEWS FLASHES! February 19, 2020

OUR FIRST CLASS REHEARSALS, IN PREPARATION FOR OUR AKRON SYMPHONY CHILDREN’S CONCERT, ARE THIS MONDAY AND THURSDAY (February 24th & 27th) AFTER REHEARSALS AT BOLICH AND WALSH. WE ONLY HAVE THREE REHEARSALS AT BOTH OF OUR LOCATIONS SO PLEASE COME PREPARED TO SPEND ABOUT 25 MINUTES OF GOOD WORK. BRING YOUR STRING INSTRUMENT OR RECORDER, AND “LINK UP” MUSIC BOOK HAVING PRACTICED #12, 10, AND 8. THANKS, JIM (Concerts are on March 17th).

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR SMALL GROUP RECITALISTS! A FUN TIME WAS HAD BY ALL! OSGOOD KOSNOWSKI WAS REALLY PLEASED!

AKRON SYMPHONY TICKETS: SUPER NEWS! THE AKRON SYMPHONY HAS PRESENTED OUR NEW HORIZONS MEMBERS A STUPENDOUS TICKET OFFER FOR THE MAY 16TH “SYMPHONIC DANCES CONCERT” AT E. J. THOMAS HALL. MEMBERS MAY SELECT TICKETS FROM ANY OF THE FOUR REGULAR PRICES OF $60.00, $47.00, $37.00, OR $25.00 AT HALF PRICE! YOUR TICKET WILL COST $30.00, $23.50, $18.50, OR $12.00. IF YOU HAVE NOT YET SIGNED THE REQUEST LIST DO SO THIS WEEK WITH JIM, BEFORE/AFTER, OR AT REHEARSAL BREAK. DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR THIS FINE ORCHESTRA ,CONDUCTED BY CHRISTOPHER WILKINS, PERFORMING RACHMANINOFF’S LAST SCORE, AND TOUR-DE-FORCE Symphonic Dances! More info to follow! SIGN UP NOW!!!!!!!

FUNTIME SCHEDULE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3, 2020

ALL MEMBERS ARE PLANNING NOW TO ATTEND OUR FEBRUARY 17TH RECITAL AT THE AKRON SUMMIT COUNTY LIBRARY AUDITORIUM AT 6:30. BRING FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN SUPPORT OF THE EXCELLENT WORK THAT HAS BEEN TAKING PLACE IN PREPARATION FOR THIS MUSICAL EVENT BY MEMBERS OF ALL OUR ENSEMBLES. LAST WEEK’S SCHEDULE ON ALL THREE REHEARSAL NIGHTS WILL BE FOLLOWED THROUGH THE RECITAL ON THE 17TH. WE HAVE SCHEDULED THIS RECITAL ON A REHEARSAL NIGHT SO AS TO ELIMINATE ALL EXCUSES FOR NOT ATTENDING. THE NEXT TWO WEEKS ARE OPEN HOUSES AT BOTH REHEARSAL SITES! WE HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY SOME GREAT PROSPECTS SO PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK OF PASSING ON OUR MUSICAL OPPORTUNITY TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY! LASTLY BAND MEMBERS PLEASE PLAN ON COMING EARLY NEXT MONDAY AND THURSDAY THE 10TH AND THE 13TH AS WE WILL BE PASSING OUT “HONG KONG” THE LAST SELECTION FOR OUR APRIL CONCERT. I’M EXCITED!!!!!!! Jim

FUNTIME SCHEDULE JANUARY 27, 2020 Bolich M.S.

ALL 2/17 RECITAL PLAYERS! Please pick up rehearsal and performance schedules from Jim in the cafeteria tonight before 5:30. These schedules include info for 1/27, 2/3, 2/10 and 2/17. THANKS!

5:00 – Small Group Rehearsals cafeteria (see schedule for other rooms). String Orientation Band Room.

6:00 – Band in Cafeteria; String Ensemble in Band Room; Small Groups see schedule.

6:45 – Refreshment Break in Cafeteria.

7:00 – 7:45 – return to rehearsals

7:45 – Please help re-set ALL ROOMS! Thanks. Please make sure you pick up OPEN HOUSE INFORMATION TONIGHT! Invite a FRIEND TO JOIN US, HELP US GROW!!!

FUNTIME SCHEDULE: “It’s COWBOY week Partners”

Monday, January 13th – Small Group Concert Music Selection Night. Bolich Cafeteria 5:00 String Orientation 5:00 – Ensemble rehearsals 5:30 – 6:30 Refreshments, 6:45 Ensemble rehearsals.

Wednesday, January 15th, Bolich Middle School 5:00 -String Orientation; 6:00 – Novice Classes

Thursday, January 16th, Walsh University Birk Center for the Arts; 5:00 -String Orientation; 6:00- String Ensemble; 6:30 – Band Rehearsal.