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Medina Community Band (Celebrating 158 years of community service) 

Thursday, August 31st - Volume 44, Number 1



Good evening all – 

 

We’re almost there!  The first rehearsal of the 2017-18 season will take place in the band room at Highland High School, 4150 Ridge Road, Medina 44256, from 7p until 9p, on Wednesday, September 6th. As always, chairs and stands will be provided and minimal percussion will be made available.

 

If you are not going to be able to be at rehearsals, either the first, or for the beginning of the season, please make sure that you email both your section leader and me!  We will begin removing music from the last season from folders during the month of September – lists to follow!  I will be joined by David Roth, associate conductor, and John Connors, assistant conductor, again this season!

 

I can’t tell you all how excited I am to be getting this season started.  I hope to see you all next Wednesday!

 

Marcus Neiman, conductor

 


 

Since this is the first email for the new season, some house cleaning and reviews are in order:

 

Recruiting:  As always, we seek new members!  If you know of individuals who might be, or are interested, in joining MCB, please email me as soon as you can!  I have already sent an email to section leaders and encourage you to help!

 

Rehearsal site: While our primary rehearsal space will remain Highland High School, we will also be using Highland Middle School when the high school band room is not available.  There will be Wednesday evenings that we will be required to move our rehearsal to Highland Middle School, 3880 Ridge Road, Medina 44256.  At this writing, I do not have those dates, but will attempt to get them to you as soon as possible. It is my understanding that we will not be able to park against the building at the back entrance of the band room.  Please plan to park in the tennis court lot or the front high school lot!

 

Rehearsal requests:  I need to bring to you attention a request coming from not only section leaders, but also members of the ensemble.  Please do not text, send/take cell phone messages – unless they are of an emergency nature - during rehearsals.  This is distracting to other players (and me).  We will all survive for the length of a rehearsal! Thanks in advance for your attention to this matter. 

 

Concerts:  The Veterans Day Concert will be on Wednesday, November 8th, 7p, St. Francis Xavier Church.  The tentative date for the Winter Exchange Concert will be on Friday, January 19th, 7:30p, Highland High School Auditorium (with University Heights Symphonic Band).  Spring EHOVE Concert (Milan, Ohio), Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, 2p. Spring Concert will be Friday, May 4th, 7:30p, Highland High School Auditorium. 

 

Summer concerts on the square in the Medina’s Uptown Park Gazebo will be Friday, June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th; Wednesday, July 4th; and, Friday, July 6th, 13th, 20th, and, 27th.  All summer concerts will begin at 8:30p.

 

There will be an extra summer rehearsal on Monday, July 2nd to prepare for the week’s concerts, since we will not have our Wednesday rehearsal that week, but rather a concert.

 

Breaks:  At this writing, we will not rehearse on Wednesday, November 22nd (Thanksgiving eve); Wednesday, December 20th and 27th; or, Wednesday, March 28th for school break closings. These dates are subject to change, pending Highland Local Schools Calendar.

 

Rehearsal literature:  More information on removing music from the folders will be provided at the first rehearsal.  What you do not have in the listing below will be provided at the first rehearsal. Rehearsal repertoire are subject to change!

 

September 6th, 2016th

 

Air For Band (Erickson) – warm-up 

Die Frau Meisterin Overture (Suppé/Laurendeau)

El baile de Luis Alonso (Giménez/Haeck)

Madam Butterfly - Lakmé: Flower Song (Delibes/Curnow) – Muhl & Grof-Neiman, soloists

L ‘Encore (Herbert/McClain) – Muhl & Grof-Neiman, soloists

Uncle Teddy, Op 239 March (Fučík/Bělohoubek)

Bugler’s Holiday (Anderson) – Fry, Wallick, Lindemeyer, soloists

Bonds of Unity March (King)

United We Stand March (King)

Hail to the Spirit of Liberty March (Sousa)

American Soldier (Myers)

 

Wednesday, September 13th 

Die Frau Meisterin Overture (Suppé/Laurendeau)

El baile de Luis Alonso (Giménez/Haeck)

Shores of the Mighty Pacific (Clarke) – Wallick, soloist

Cousins (Clarke/Curnow) – Wallick & Rosin, soloists

Music Man: Lida Rose (Willson/Seiberling) – trombone feature

Uncle Teddy, Op 239 March (Fučík/Bělohoubek)

Bonds of Unity March (King)

United We Stand March (King)

Hail to the Spirit of Liberty March (Sousa)

American Soldier (Myers)

The La Belle Hélène (Offenbach/Odom)

 

Wednesday, September 20th

Die Frau Meisterin Overture (Suppé/Laurendeau)

El baile de Luis Alonso (Giménez/Haeck)

Uncle Teddy, Op 239 March (Fučík/Bělohoubek)

The La Belle Hélène (Offenbach/Odom)

Washington Grays March (Grafulla/Reeves)

Polonaise Militaire, Op. 40, No 1 (Chopin/Laurendeau)

West Side Story: Gee, Officer Krupke (Bernstein/Muthra)

March of the Steelmen (Belsterling/Alford

Manhattan Beach March (Sousa)

 

Wednesday, September 27th 

Die Frau Meisterin Overture (Suppé/Laurendeau)

El baile de Luis Alonso (Giménez/Haeck)

Concertpiece No 2 (Mendelssohn/Gee) – Smith and Blasko, soloists

The La Belle Hélène (Offenbach/Odom)

Washington Grays March (Grafulla/Reeves)

Polonaise Militaire, Op. 40, No 1 (Chopin/Laurendeau)

West Side Story: Gee, Officer Krupke (Bernstein/Muthra)

March of the Steelmen (Belsterling/Alford

Manhattan Beach March (Sousa)

William Tell Overture (Rossini/Leidzen)

Cloth of Gold Overture (Jewell)


Marcus L. Neiman
Conductor - Medina Community Band