Rehearsals leading up to concert on Thursday 2nd July

Hi all,

Just as a confirmation, we have three rehearsals left to get ourselves concert-fit !

Monday 22nd June

Monday 29th June

Wednesday 1st July (no Matt)

We’re sticking with the playlist as set out prior to our last rehearsal.  I think ‘Cool Saints’ is ok, but we’ll play it through just to make sure.  I think that ‘Don’t Cry Alone’ is heading in the right direction, but we need our volume balancing and tempos to be secure, so we’ll also play this lots.  You can help out by making sure you know where to lead and where you’re accompanying, practicing playing your accompaniment parts quietly, and also playing alongside the midi file to make sure you have a good feel for the tempo changes.

For the other tunes, here’s my evaluation …..

Comedy for saxophones Ok – Can run with minimal practice
Jamaica Farewell Ok – Can run with minimal practice
Mock Joplin Ok – Can run with minimal practice
Moondance Need to run through to ensure we can play confidently
Night Train Secure
Relax! Need to run to check, but pretty confident
Shmooky and Mo Need to run to check, but pretty confident
Sleep Need to run through to ensure we can play confidently
Standing Room Only Secure
Pink Panther Need to run through to ensure we can play confidently
Blue Panther Ok – Can run with minimal practice

With this in mind, let’s start off Monday’s rehearsal with Moondance, Pink Panther and Sleep.  … plus Don’t Cry Alone and Cool Saints.

@David – can you please bring along your alto for ‘Sleep’ – ta.

Cheers all, Jem

 

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