Important – Rehearsal arrangements for Patrick Church !!!

Hi all,

If you only read one blog post this year, please make it this one !

As you know, we’ve had a very patchy run up to the Patrick concert, and as a result I’ve had to make some changes to the play list as we’ve gone along.

I’ve now frozen the play-list.  The only change to the last version in terms of tunes played is that I’ve put in Summertime, and taken out St. Louis Blues.

We’ll play the list below in order.  We only have 3 rehearsals left until the concert, so please make sure you have the right music in playlist order in your folders, so we don’t spent valuable time looking for sheet music instead of playing.

In the middle week, Tynwald Day gets in the way of our normal rehearsal slot, so we’ve moved the rehearsal to Wednesday instead.  I haven’t got confirmation from Susie or Jas yet as they’re currently away – but everyone else can make it and it’s our only chance to put together the tunes that require us to have more than 1 or 2 altos.

Our rehearsals are therefore as follows …..

Monday 30th June – Whitestrand – Present – Jem, Ben, Susie, Michael, David. – No Jas, Kyra, Matt.

Wednesday 9th July – Whitestrand – Present – Jem, Ben, Susie, Jas, Kyra, Michael, David. – No Matt.

Monday 14th July – Patrick Church – Present – All except Matt.

Concert Friday 18th July – Patrick Church – All hopefully !

 

Play List

Intro – I Got Rhythm
Just another lazy day
Wade in the Water
Groovy Kind of Love
Summertime
Hit the Road Jack
Comedy for Saxophones
Arabian Nights
Break – Our Prayer
Frim Fram Sauce
I will follow him
Amazing Grace (Songs of the British Isles)
Londonderry Air (Songs of the British Isles)
St. James Infirmary Blues (Version 2)
Little Brown Jug
Shmooky and Mo
Jamaica Farewell
Outro – Sleep

 

 

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Patrick Concert – Adjustments to playlist for Patrick Concert – 18th July

Hi all,

As you know, we’re a bit up against the clock this time around, as we’re struggling to put together a consistent alto line prior to our upcoming Patrick concert.

As a result, we’re going to hold a longer-than-usual rehearsal on Monday 23rd at Whitestrand, to make sure we can integrate Kyra back into the mix.

We also need to be somewhat creative in finding some extra rehearsal slots prior to the concert on 18th July

Finally, I have also revisited our playlist, and have made some subtle adjustments as a result of recent activity.

Please make sure you have printed parts for all of the tunes in the list below, ready to go in the next rehearsal.

Intro and First half

I Got Rhythm
Just another lazy day
Wade in the Water
Groovy Kind of Love
St. Louis Blues
Hit the Road Jack
Comedy for Saxophones
Jamaica Farewell

Break

Our Prayer

Second Half

Frim Fram Sauce
I will follow him
Amazing Grace (Songs of the British Isles)
Londonderry Air (Songs of the British Isles)
St. James Infirmary Blues (Version 2)
Little Brown Jug
Shmooky and Mo
Arabian Nights

Concert Finale

Sleep

 


Rehearsal Monday 9th 6:45 start – Whitestrand Farm

Hi all- Hope you had a good TT break !

Our rehearsal tonight is the first in our new venue – the barn @ Whitestrand.

Click the link for directions >>>> Directions to Whitestrand Farm (Photos)

A few of the team haven’t been to Whitestrand before, so I’ve attached a doc showing directions with photos.

@ Jas – even though you’ve been before, this might save several hours of wandering around the west 🙂

We won’t have Michael with us tonight, so David – could I ask you to bring you Alto as well as your Tenor please.

@ All – Can you please make every effort to get to the barn in good time for a 6:45pm kick off, as we’ve a lot to do.  Ta

Thanks, Jem

 

For our playlist, we’ll carry on with the new material (see below), then recap on some of the previous repertoire when Kyra ets back (next week).

Frim Fram Sauce, Just another lazy day, I will follow, Shmooky and Mo, Comedy for Saxes, Boogie Woogie