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Coming Down to the Wire

posted Apr 23, 2019, 6:24 PM by Tracie Larsen

The temperatures are up and we have more daylight, so it must be getting close to the end of the season!  

End-of-Season / LAST Rehearsal Note

This week's rehearsal (April 24th) is at Lakeview United Church, in the basement (knock on the door by Bob's old office and someone will let you in). It is the last one before the concert, so please be there - it will go a little longer for the Intermediate group, and start at 7:30 for the Senior group so we can rehearse Blood Moon together. 

Please note that our AGM has been postponed to later in May - watch your email inbox for time and place. 

Reminders 

Please let us know if you will no longer be able to attend the Green Falls Landing concert. Watch your inbox for additional details on the concert if you will be there. 

Please hand in your folder (and music!!) at the last concert you will be at so the librarian can start on sorting right away.  

Don't forget to sign up for a shift at one of the Hot Dog Sales! 

Upcoming Events 

As information is available, the calendar entries will be updated, but here is a summary of the dates to remember: 

 Date    Description
 April 24     Rehearsals are at Lakeview United Church (downstairs)! 
AGM at 7:30, to be followed by a combined rehearsal of Blood Moon
 April 28 Spring Concert! 2:00pm at Lakeview United Church - please be there by 1pm with a dozen nut-free dainties! 
 May 1 Concert at Green Falls Landing Retirement Home, 7:00pm - please be there by 6:30 to set up - and consider carpooling. 
 TBD  AGM - 
 July 27 & 28 Hot Dog Sale - Canadian Tire North 
 Aug 10 & 11  Hot Dog Sale - Canadian Tire North
 
 

Just about over...

posted Apr 9, 2019, 10:12 PM by Tracie Larsen

The quote that was shared in the weekly email this week reminds us how much we can do together, even if we aren't all perfect like some sections (not looking directly at the flutes...): 
A band doesn't need to be perfect - it just needs to be united. When a passionate group of musicians all work together on a common goal, that's when the creative magic happens. ~~musiciansunite.com

It is the shared purpose of making music together that allows us to strike a chord with the audience and each other.  


And speaking of working together, we will be having two practices with both groups: the first will be next Wednesday, April 17, with each group adding 15 minutes to their regular times (Intermediate stays an extra 15 min while Senior comes 15 min early) to get in a half hour of practice together. 
The second will be on April 24th, which is also the the day of our AGM, and a day when we will be practicing downstairs at Lakeview United Church (schools are closed for Easter break). The AGM will be at 7:30. and the combined practice will follow. 
This week, April 10th, will be a normal rehearsal - and there will be 50/50 tickets! 

Reminders 

Please let us know if you won't be able to attend a rehearsal - we are getting down to the last couple of rehearsals of the season. 

Our concert is coming up FAST - be sure to put up the attached poster to help fill the hall! 

Upcoming Events 

As information is available, the calendar entries will be updated, but here is a summary of the dates to remember: 

 Date    Description
 April 10 50/50 Tickets on sale! 
 April 17   Combined Practice of Blood Moon - 7:45 - 8:15
 April 24     Rehearsals are at Lakeview United Church (downstairs)! 
AGM at 7:30, to be followed by a combined rehearsal of Blood Moon
 April 28 Spring Concert! 2:00pm at Lakeview United Church
 May 1 Concert at Green Falls Landing Retirement Home, 7:00pm

More daylight!

posted Apr 3, 2019, 6:02 PM by Tracie Larsen

Spring is trying to spring... Not matter what weather gets thrown our way. 

Thanks to all who went on the trip to Tisdale - it was a great trip, a nice venue, and a good concert! 

Now on to preparing for our Spring Concert! 

The new piece, Blood Moon,  that both groups are working on, will need combined practice as well. See the calendar entries for the reminders.  Also, please listen to mp3 file on the previous announcement.  

Also, note that our AGM will be April 24th - on that night, we will also be downstairs at Lakeview United Church. 


Reminders 

Please let us know if you won't be able to attend a rehearsal - since some of you travel quite a bit to come for band, it's nice to know you're safe!

Upcoming Events 

As information is available, the calendar entries will be updated, but here is a summary of the dates to remember: 

 Date    Description
 April 10 50/50 Tickets on sale
 April 17   Combined Practice of Blood Moon - 7:45 - 8:15
 April 24     Rehearsals are at Lakeview United Church (downstairs)! 
AGM at 7:30, to be followed by a combined rehearsal of Blood Moon
 April 28 Spring Concert! 2:00pm at Lakeview United Church
 May 1 Concert at Green Falls Landing Retirement Home, 7:00pm

And now it's time for a ROAD TRIP!

posted Mar 27, 2019, 6:14 PM by Tracie Larsen   [ updated Apr 3, 2019, 5:51 PM ]

After the Optimist Festival, there's not much left in March - except for the trip to Tisdale on Saturday, March 30.  
We will be leaving the city bright and early so remember to set your alarms! There is a concert, and we will wear our standard ALL BLACK for it - we expect there will be time to change, so if you want to wear something different on the bus, please remember to bring your black shirt/pants/socks/shoes. 

We also have a new piece that both groups will be working on and will need to practice together. (see - or rather, hear the attached mp3 file).  Stay tuned for dates when Senior band will need to come a little early and Intermediate will need to stay a little late. 

Please note that our AGM will be April 24th - on that night, we will also be downstairs at Lakeview United Church. 


Reminders 

Please let us know if you won't be able to attend a rehearsal - since some of you travel quite a bit to come for band, it's nice to know you're safe!

Upcoming Events 

As information is available, the calendar entries will be updated, but here is a summary of the dates to remember: 

 Date    Description
 March 27 50/50 Tickets on sale
 March 30 Road Trip! Off to Tisdale for a workshop and concert!  (watch your email for bus trip details! )  Concert is at  4:00pm in the RecPlex. 
 April 28 Spring Concert! 2:00pm at Lakeview United Church
 May 1 Concert at Green Falls Landing Retirement Home, 7:00pm

March is marching on

posted Mar 13, 2019, 6:03 PM by Tracie Larsen

On to the season of slush and run-off - and the Optimist Festival! 
And then it's technically spring - and there is more daylight out there. 

Thank you to the social committee for a lovely games night at the beginning of the month - those who were there definitely enjoyed it! 

Reminders 

Please let us know if you won't be able to attend a rehearsal - since some of you travel quite a bit to come for band, it's nice to know you're safe!

Upcoming Events 

As information is available, the calendar entries will be updated, but here is a summary of the dates to remember: 

 Date    Description
 March 20 Optimist Band Festival    
 March 27 50/50 Tickets on sale
 March 30 Road Trip! Off to Tisdale for a workshop and concert!  (watch for updates on this!!) 
 April 28 Spring Concert! 2:00pm at Lakeview United Church
 May 1 Concert at Green Falls Landing Retirement Home, 7:00pm

Almost March!?

posted Feb 27, 2019, 5:36 PM by Tracie Larsen

Let's hope we're close to done with the bone-chilling cold soon! 
Now that we've had a nice little break, it's time to get down to work on the pieces for the Optimist Festival. 

Reminders 

Please let us know if you won't be able to attend a rehearsal - since some of you travel quite a bit to come for band, it's nice to know you're safe!

Upcoming Events 

As information is available, the calendar entries will be updated, but here is a summary of the dates to remember: 

 Date    Description
 February 27 50/50 Tickets on sale & last night to get games night tickets
 March 2 Games night at Tony Roma's
 March 20 Optimist Band Festival    
 March 27 50/50 Tickets on sale
 March 30 Road Trip! Off to Tisdale for a workshop and concert!  (watch for updates on this!!) 
 April 28 Spring Concert! 

New year - new music!

posted Jan 22, 2019, 8:55 PM by Tracie Larsen

Some resolutions are still holding up, and some have gone by the wayside, and we're only three weeks in! Let's see how long the "more frequent posting" one goes. 

Not only have we been adding to our folders, there are also two pieces that have been handed in: Block M and All the Pretty Little Ponies.  Check out the music links to see if you can spot the new ones - and if you find better performances, please let Tracie know.  

We will be back to watching for weathery Wednesdays - and hoping they won't interfere with regular rehearsals. If conditions are such that there could be an issue, please watch your inbox for cancellation emails. 

Also, there are a few new faces around - but you'll have to come to rehearsals to find out who they are. 

Reminders 

Since it's time to get back, it's also time for the second fees installment for those that chose the two-payment plan.
Also, if you still have either a Christmas folder or a November 11th folder (or both), please bring them to band as soon as possible so the music can be sorted out for next year. 
Please let us know if you won't be able to attend a rehearsal - since some of you travel quite a bit to come for band, it's nice to know you're safe!

Upcoming Events 

As information is available, the calendar entries will be updated, but here is a summary of the dates to remember: 
 Date    Description
 January 30     50/50 tickets on sale!
 February 7  Who's birthday could it be? 
 February 27 50/50 Tickets on sale !
 March 20 Optimist Band Festival    
 March 27 50/50 Tickets on sale
 April 13 Road Trip! Off to Tisdale for a workshop and concert!  (watch for updates on this!!) 
 April 28 Spring Concert! 

Resolutions, anyone?

posted Jan 8, 2019, 9:08 PM by Tracie Larsen   [ updated Jan 15, 2019, 9:54 PM ]

How many of us are resolving to practice a little more?  

Whether or not your resolutions include practicing, it is time to get back to making music. And to help us along with that resolution, we've got more NEW MUSIC!!  Check out the music links to see if you can spot the new ones - and if you find better performances, please let Tracie know.  

We will be back to watching for weathery Wednesdays - and hoping they won't interfere with regular rehearsals. If conditions are such that there could be an issue, please watch your inbox for cancellation emails. 

For those that played in the Christmas concert - thank you for all the efforts to make it a success! 

Reminders 

Since it's time to get back, it's also time for the second fees installment for those that chose the two-payment plan.
Also, if you still have either a Christmas folder or a November 11th folder (or both), please bring them to band as soon as possible so the music can be sorted out for next year. 
Please let us know if you won't be able to attend a rehearsal as well

Upcoming Events 

As information is available, the calendar entries will be updated, but here is a summary of the dates to remember: 
 Date    Description
 January 9  First rehearsal of the year! 
 January 30     50/50 tickets on sale!
 February 7  Who's birthday could it be? 
 February 27 50/50 Tickets on sale !
 March 20 Optimist Band Festival    
 March 27 50/50 Tickets on sale
 April 13 Road Trip! Off to Tisdale for a workshop and concert! 
 April 28  Spring Concert! 

Now to our Holiday Music selections we go, laughing all the way..

posted Nov 14, 2018, 4:53 PM by Tracie Larsen

It's less than a month to our Christmas Concert!   

Thank you! 

First, thank you to everyone who playd in either or both the concert at Lakeview and the service in Fort Qu'Appelle - both performances had appreciative audiences!  

Get Ready to Celebrate

So, now to start working on our selections for Christmas. We already have a new piece to work on, and there may be more as well as our holiday standards. This means coming to as many rehearsals as you can - and possibly some practice in between. And with the days getting shorter, the weather becomes more of a factor, so do watch your email for updates in case of possible "weather events". Also, don't forget to let us know if you can't make it to rehearsal for other reasons as well. 

Upcoming Events 

As information is available, the calendar entries will be updated, but here is a summary of the dates to remember: 
 Date    Description
 November 16Fundraising dinner at Peg's Kitchen; two seatings; $25/ticket
 November 28 50/50 tickets on sale!
 December 5 50/50 tickets on sale!
 December 9 Christmas Concert - raffle and 50-50 draw too! 
 January 9, 2019 First rehearsal of 2019

Time Passages...

posted Nov 5, 2018, 5:29 PM by Tracie Larsen   [ updated Nov 5, 2018, 5:29 PM ]

What? It's almost Remembrance Day, already? 

How can the time disappear like that?  

We do have a couple new pieces for November 11, so please be sure to come to the November 7th rehearsal(s) as it's the last chance to go over them before the concert at Lakeview United Church on November 10th (see attached poster), and the service in Fort Qu'appelle on November 11th. 
For both concerts, please wear all black (standard concert attire), and a poppy. 
On November 10th, Senior band members should be at the church by 6pm.  Note that there will be a poppy tray from the Legion at the door; if you need to take a poppy, please remember to leave a donation. We have permission from the church to have a donation box for the Legion at the concert as well. 
On November 11th, please meet at the church by 8:15 am as we need to load the music stands and percussion equipment. The bus will leave at 8:30 am. 
Because the Riders are hosting the semi-final, we will be returning to Regina right after the concert so the Pep Band members can get to the game. 

Our fundraising dinner at Peg's Kitchen is also coming up fast - it's on November 16th! Please get your tickets as soon as possible, as there are a limited number at each seating (5;30 pm & 7:30 pm). Tickets are $25 for adults and
$10 for children - note that drinks are extra. 

We will be raffling off the flute and clarinet lamps made by Brent - hopefully everyone will be able to sell a few tickets (available November 7th). The draw will be made at the Christmas concert, so there is some time to get them sold. 


  

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