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- Wednesday 6 p.m. Summer Recital #2 at FEC
- Thursday 2:30 p.m. Full rehearsal at MAPS
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“Foeder House Royal Docks ” – 2668 Easton St. NE N. Canton.
Solo Studio begins Wednesday, July 6, at 7:00.
Soloists will perform on Summer Recital Series #1 and #2. Each recital has performance room for 3 to 4 soloists. Solo Studio will last for the duration of two months and will conclude after our second recital.
It takes a village to raise a musician, so let’s encourage our members to have as many different kinds of musical experiences as possible,(solo, trio, quartet and ensemble). I’m looking forward to the array of possibilities.
Please allow me to start out by thanking all of you for your kind wishes, texts, email and phone calls. Lynne and I are 100% back and feeling well. Even Eddie the “Wonder Dog” is happy to have us both up and running at full steam!
I’d also like to thank Jaime, Bev and Cal for keeping rehearsals and classes going and our preparation for performances on schedule. The support of our Board of Directors and Volunteers is unsurpassed and whole heartedly appreciated!
OK, LET’S GET GOING!! We have two very important FULL REHEARSALS at the F.E.C. this week. News about upcoming PERFORMANCES, MORE NEW MUSIC, and lots of notes to play! “IT’S FUN, FUN, FUN, now that DADY TOOK THE T-BIRD AWAY!!!!” I’m excited and pumped up! Don’t miss either of these special rehearsals! In addition, please don’t forget that there are no classes or rehearsals on Wednesday evening the 29th. Come on out to the Huston Pub and catch the “Dukes of Darrowville”. The rehearsal schedule for July will be posted this week. The staff will be sharing Rehearsal and Class responsibilities as we are all very busy with Camps, Performances and vacations this month. We are asking for your continued cooperation with attendance and preparation as we all prepare for our busy recital and Concert Calendar!
Our first SUMMER Lawn Chair Concert is at the Emmanuel Church of Christ 16 Eastern Rd. in Doylestown on Sunday July 10th. The concert begins at 3:00 and your call time is 2:15. We will be wearing our Blue Shirts but please dress for summer comfort. (hats, shorts, sunscreen, drinking water, etc.). Remember that if you invite 3 , 0 come. Invite 5 you will get 2. Soooooo invite 10!!
Our second Summer Concert in something special that we have not experienced for a long time. On Saturday evening August 27th we will be performing on stage at the “Foeder House Royal Crown ” 2668 Easton Rd. NE N. Canton. This outdoor Concert will pack the house so please begin now to invite your friends and family. Fine Food and Excellent Kraft Beer! You don’t want to miss this one!!!!!
Our third Summer Concert is an “Oldy but a Goody” as we return once again to the Barberton MumFestival on Sunday September 25th.
Number four is what I call “A keep your fingers crossed performance”. As you know this event has been cancelled twice now and I believe that the third time is a charm! Please keep Sunday November 13th open for “The Festival of Trees” at the Knight Center.
We have not made any firm commitment for our Christmas Concert as of yet, but I do know that several potential hosts have interest in our return. I will book this December performance date in August or October so if you have a potential prospect, please have them contact me soon!
The following people volunteered their time and muscles to help relocate stands and instruments from the MAPS Air Museum to storage in Wadsworth.
Hello all! We are very happy to welcome four new members to our ever-growing Band of Happy Musicians. Please visit our “Caring Corner” which will soon include a brief introduction of these new members.
I am so excited about our return performance at the “Ohio Veterans’ Memorial Park” 8005 Cleveland-Massillon Rd. in Clinton, Ohio 44216 on May 30th. Call time is 1:00 pm. We will move to performance PLACES at 1:10. Warm Up with Jaime at 1:20, and the Concert will begin at 1:30. Please wear your ROYAL BLUE ENSEMBLE SHIRT, but otherwise dress for comfort in the SUN! You may wear hats, sunglasses, and plenty of sunscreen! BRING DRINKING WATER!!!!! You must also bring your own music stand and music which you have prepared to combat the wind and can be raised and lowered for the finale piece “Stars and Stripes for Ever”. Here is the Concert Music Order:
Please bring family and friends understanding that this is a “LAWN CHAIR PERFORMANCE”. Chairs will be provided for the Musicians (performing Members of our Ensemble), but the audience must bring their own folding lawn chairs.
It is a great HONOR to be asked to perform in recognition of those Americans who have made the greatest of all sacrifices protecting and preserving our Liberty! I believe that this is the most important and most prestigious performance of the year. Thank you all for joining me in preparation for our absolute best effort!
Here are the tentative Summer and Autumn Performance Dates:
WE NEED HELP! If you own a Truck or large Van, please CONSIDER meeting us at the MAPS museum next Tuesday, May 17th at 2:00. We will be moving our music stands and timpani from storage at the museum to a rental facility in Wadsworth. Should only take about 2 hours! Thanks!!!!
Our Spring rehearsals have been going exceptionally well and I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your hard work and cooperation. We have been accomplishing growth through attracting new members and contemporizing our organization. Your preparation through following our practice, class participation, and rehearsal instruction is a large part of our accomplishment. Thank you for welcoming Bev and Cal O’Conner to our staff. Please take a moment to personally welcome and thank them for sharing their talents with all of us at your earliest convenience.
We have been trying very hard to overcome the continued situations that we have with our Zoom broadcasts. These situations will be cleared up so please, please, PLEASE hang in there with us! An important part of this Virtual programing is the SPRING RECITAL that is coming up on Thursday, April 28th at 6:00. We want to fill the Sacturary of the church with an audience so if you are not already a performing member that night please attend live or on Zoom. Here are the planned performing ensembles:
ORIENTATION STRINGS; NOVICE STRING ENSEMBLE; PERCUSSION TRIO; THE ENTIRE BRASS SECTION. The Orientations Strings will be demonstrating their new musical abilities by performing the “Greatest Hits of Book One”. Novice String have prepared several of our “Favorite Tunes”. The Percussion Trio will perform a famous drum trio composed by two of the most famous percussionists of the 60’s Rot Burns and Saul Feldstein entitled “Three to Go”. The Finally of the recital is our entire BRASS SECTION performing the 18th centry classic “The Prince of Whales” known today as “Trumpet Voluntary”.
String performers will continue their preparation for this recital in Dress rehearsal during regularly schedule classes on Wednesday the 20th and Wednesday, the 27th. The Percussion Trio and Brass Section selection will be rehearsed as part of regular rehearsals on the 21st, 25th(F.E.C.) and 28th. (MAPS). AS ALWAYS I’M EXCITED!!!!