Today was our first time combining some members of the Silver Band with the Gold Band. It is normal to feel overwhelmed during rehearsal, just keep listening and try to find your way back into the music!
Emilie - First time playing snare; sounded great! It won't be perfect every time, and just keep that highlighter handy to circle parts that are giving you trouble.
*There is way too much talking, and with Ms. Kim's assistance, during future rehearsals you will be asked to put your instrument away and observe rehearsal if you are talking while I am speaking.
ALL OF YOUR PLAYED THROUGH TWO SONGS! THAT IS AMAZING!!
I am working on finding more music stands; thank you to those who shared with two people, and for our saxophone players who held their music on their knees. While it's very commendable for you to find a way to make it work, we will have enough stands at our next rehearsal so you can play more comfortably.
***I can't TUNE string instruments at 7:45 when rehearsal begins. Please arrive at 7:30 if you need tuning (this means checking your instrument on Tuesday nights). The same goes with stuck trumpet valves or trombone slides. Our time is very limited please help me out with this!
Notes for me: xylophone and stand for snare drum
MISSING from rehearsal:
Ryan C. not finished
While many of us are working on band and orchestra music, it is also good to take a break and play a song that you really enjoy. Check back under the "Just For Fun" section for more music to try out on your own. I will also create a form you can fill in for more song suggestions!
With Talent Shows coming up in the Spring, maybe you and a few friends would like to try a song together on your own!
First Silver Band practice takes place tomorrow; I can't wait to finally hear us play together, and find out how well we can play with the Gold Band at our next rehearsal!