Al Hanson

Upcoming Events
DateTimeEvent Description
Sept 9 5:30pmPops Band - Rehearsal
Sept 15 7pmPops Band - S.B. Community Church Keenagers
Sept 16 5pmBand Pot Luck
Nov 22 9:30amWinter Concert Dress Rehearsal (mandatory for band members)
Nov 23 2pmWinter Concert - SMHS
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Pictures, Music & other new stuff
See videos and pictures from Stow House (music still to come).

Hear music from the 2014 Summer Concert.

Read about Nick Rail in a well-respected industry magazine article.

See photos & videos from the 2014 4th of July Parade Pops Band performance.

See photos from Jill Ariew's percussion award.

Read Eileen Francis' tribute to Robin Williams.
Band Potluck Picnic
Our annual picnic will be held on September 16 at five o'clock at Tucker's Grove. If your last name begins with A thru G, please bring a main dish; H thru O, please bring a dessert. P through Z, please bring a salad or other side dish to share with the group.

In addition, remember to bring your own table setting and a beverage of your choice. Coffee will be provided.

Knowing how hard it is to have a chance to talk with each other at rehearsals, we all look forward to having time to just visit and enjoy the occasion. See you all there! (And don't forget that spouses and significant others are more than welcome!)
Meet the Band
Did you ever wonder who that person is across the practice room from you but never introduced yourself? Now we've taken the first step for you: you can see faces together with names all organized by section.
If you want to change your picture please send the webmaster a JPG image that is at least 2 inches square. Use the "webmaster" link below.
PTB's Liszt (last updated on 8/15//2014)
The PTB has a bulletin board that our members can use to post items of interest to the entire band. These items are not necessary for the successful operation of the band so they are not disseminated through emails to all band members.
To post an item to the PTB's Liszt (think Craig's List) send the title and the text you want posted to the webmaster. Examples of potential items are:
  • Volunteers needed
  • free stuff
  • things for sale
Lost and Found
After our summer concert we found a lovely silver bracelet that we would like to return to its owner. If you, a family member, a friend or a friend of a friend has lost this bracelet please contact John Calder at and briefly describe the item.
Sectionals are held from 6:30pm-8pm on Tuesday nights next to the band room.
This is the schedule:
Jul 29Trumpet
Aug 5Alto Sax
Aug 12Flute
Aug 19Stow House
Aug 26Clarinet
Sep 2Tenor Sax
Sep 9Pops Band
Sep 16Band Pot Luck
Sep 23Bassoon/Low Brass/Low WW
Sep 30Trombone
Oct 7Euphonium
Oct 14Flute
Oct 21Trumpet
Oct 28TBA
Nov 4TBA
Nov 11TBA
Your Music Library
How to simplify your music library in 3 easy steps:
  1. Take your Stow House music and return it to your 3 ring binder, otherwise known as your Music Library.
  2. Bring ONLY your concert music for the next 3 months to be rehearsed until our Winter Concert at San Marcos, Sunday, November 23, 2014.
  3. If you are playing in a Pops Concert, folders will be available at a rehearsal preceding the performance. PLEASE keep this music separate from your other music.

Here is the tentative music for the November concert:
Ritual Fire Dance
A Bernstein Tribute
Academic Festival Overture
The Trombone King
Across the Great Divide
Second Suite in F
Arabian Dances
Big Band Spectacular
Whistler and His Dog
Achilles' Wrath
Deir'in De

Summer Concert - Wonderful performance
We had another top-notch performance today! Thanks for your patience at the beginning as Radu tried to trouble-shoot that phantom sound. I thought you had a confident approach to your playing that paid dividends in your performance in both halves. We had few shaky moments, but even those we negotiated without too much stress. Thanks again to Marguerite for bringing me on board with Amazing Grace, I know our audience really appreciated our efforts.

We had many exciting moments and so far Wizard of Oz was the favorite of those I chatted with. Interesting to hear your family/friends reactions.
- Jeff
Rehearsal Announcements
From time to time we all have important things we want to say to the band during our rehearsal break. We are a large and diverse group so it seems reasonable to have some type of guidelines concerning these announcements.
The Board of Directors recently adopted a policy that is currently in force. Please read this policy.
Pops Band Conductor - Flag Day performance
Thank you for your participation in today's Flag Day event! You were much appreciated. See below for a nice note from Ron Zell.

See you all soon - Karen
Karen. Thank-you so much for today. - the band sounded wonderful. Many complements from people afterward. Our timing worked out wonderfully, and I am just so pleased. Please convey my thanks to the band, and tell them how important their contribution to the success of this Flag-day was.

With Gratitude

Ron Zell

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