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Medina Community Band

(Celebrating 159 years of community service)

Thursday, May 17th - Volume 44, Number 38

 

 

Good morning all –

 

We will have two rehearsals (May 23rd, and 30th) to prepare for the summer season. The 23rd rehearsal will allow me time during the first hour to work on pieces from the season.  The second hour, which I would like everyone to attend, will only be working on the first week’s program.  The May 30th concert will begin the summer cycle – first hour, everyone, working on music for June 8th; second hour, just those playing the June 1st concert, working on that music.

 

Thanks for all your hard work and attention – the push begins!  See you next week - Marcus

 

 





Medina Community Band

(Celebrating 159 years of community service)

Thursday, May 10th - Volume 44, Number 37

 

Good morning all –

 

I am still in need of section leader input on personnel for June through July 4th – please get this to me immediately. PLEASE!

 

We will have three rehearsals (May 16th, 23rd, and 30th) to prepare for the summer season. My plans are to continue to work on solo and ensemble accompaniments first, then work through heavier works (overtures) on the

16th, then prepare for June’s concerts. We will begin to ‘summer cycle’ on June 30th – first hour working on the program for June 8th with the entire ensemble the first hour, and working on the program for June 1st,

with just those people playing that concert, the second hour.

 

It is my hope to get through all of the literature below. I would like to run solos/ensembles with soloists, if possible.  Thomas Lempner will not be with us and, frankly, we do need a bit more time to practice the Hager.  I especially want to make sure we read the King and Jewell overtures since we have not done them before.  We might not get to “Raymond;” however, we’ve done that in the past and you are familiar with it.  It would be nice to end rehearsal with a solid overture that we know.

 


 

Best to all and see you on Wednesday!

 

Marcus