Playlist and Rehearsals this term

Hi all,

Thanks for a good session last night.  Aside from running through some pieces, I think the time spent on techniques should pay dividends in the long term.

…. if we practice them off-line that is 🙂


The list below is my draft playlist for the next concert which will be on Thurs July 2nd at Port Erin.

I’m reviewing the tunes where we have 2 tenor parts to make sure we can play them if one tenor is absent, but otherwise the list is pretty solid.

Note – “Simon Smith” is new, and I hope to have it with you by the next rehearsal on May 18th. (I have medical checks next week, so there’s no rehearsal on the 11th).

“Simon Smith” replaces “Lone Arranger” which was seen as a bit of a stretch for this term.

Note – This list gives us 50 minutes of playing time, so we’ll have some tunes in hand given that we need 40-45 minutes for a concert.


I’ll send out a separate note to check who is playing which part currently.  Two important points to bear in mind though …

1)  You should print out all parts for your instrument, and be able to competently fill in in case of another player being absent.

2)  It’s up to you to play through all of the tunes from time to time (outside of rehearsal sessions) to ensure that you can play them confidently whenever they’re featured in rehearsals.

… When I hear “… but we haven’t played that one in a while”, it simply underlines that whoever said it hasn’t been practicing as they should 🙂


Have a good couple of weeks, and I’ll see you on the 18th.


Cheers Jem


MSE Draft Playlist Summer 2015 Mins
Tunes Carried Forward …..
Comedy for saxophones 2.00 SATB
Jamaica Farewell 2.00 AATB
Mock Joplin 3.75 SAATB
Moondance 4.00 AAATTB
Night Train 3.00 AATTB
Relax! 3.00 SATB
Shmooky and Mo 2.00 SATB
Sleep 4.25 SATB
Standing Room Only 3.00 AATTB
Three Manx Dances 5.00 SAATTB
Playing Time 32.00
Additional Tunes (Pallette)
Pink Panther 3.00 AAA(A)TTB
Blue Panther 2.75 AAATB
Cool Saints 2.25 AAATB
Ja-Da (Jing-Jing) 3.50 AATB
Doin’ the Voom Voom (WIP) 3.00 AAATTB
Simon Smith 3.00 AAATB
Playing Time 17.50
Total playing Time 49.50

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