Rehearsals update. Please read carefully.

Hi all,

There’s quite a bit in this post (apologies), but then it’s the beginning of term and I’m trying to get us ready for our upcomning concerts.

Firstly, our rehearsal times will change subtly from this Mondfay onwards.   I will be at Eastcliffe for 6:30pm, and we’ll start at 6:45pm.  This should give time for Jane and Steph to join us so that we all start together.  Please can you all help this move to be successful, by turning up in time to get your instruments ready and start playing at 6:45.   We’ll continue taking a short break in the middle, and will aim to finish at 8:45pm – latest 9pm.

 

Next up, is a view of upcoming concerts ;

– October 13th – Legion Hall, Port Erin – “40s night at the NAAFI” for anti-cancer charities.  Limited tunes ~ 20 minutes

– November 2nd – Patrick Church – full concert, based on our last repertoire + some new tunes.

– December 8th – Christmas concert – limited repertoire (tunes to be decided ~ 15 minutes) – to support Help 4 Heroes.

Please let me know asap if you can’t make any of these dates, as I’d like to avoid any nasty surprises nearer the time 🙂

 

Our AGM has been postponed – chiefly because I have a small operation planned for late September and I want to concentrate on rehearsals on our run up to the concerts.  Once we’re settled, we’ll agree a new date but it will definitely need to happen before Christmas.

 

Finally, I’ve updated the website library with new versions of two tunesAmerican Patrol and Moonlight Serenade.  … and will post up Jungle Book very soon.

Those who were around on Monday will of course have sheet music for these.  We may change one or two parts around in the alto sections, and I’ll bring along some spare copies just in case.

Important Note : American Patrol will only work well if those who have key parts (Myself, Kyra, Steph, selected Tenors and Ben) are confident and practiced at the ‘twiddly bits’ !  If you are in this list, please take some time out specifically to address this, so that we can work confidently on the piece as a whole.  Thanks.

This week’s rehearsal will feature (please make sure you have the sheet music available)  …

– American Patrol

– Moonlight Serenade

– Embraceable You

– Little Brown Jug

– Don’t sit under the Apple Tree

– Jungle Book Medley

– Poss “I’m beginning to see the Light” if I can get it ready in time.

 

Cheers Jem

 

 

 

 

 

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