Al Hanson

Upcoming Events
Date TimeEvent Description
Jun 4 9:30am Summer Concert - Dress Rehearsal (mandatory)
Jun 5 2pm Summer Concert - SMHS
Jun 14 6:45pm Pops Band Rehearsal Only
Jun 18 10am Pops Band - Vista Del Monte
Jul 4   4th of July trolley
Aug 28 2pm Stow House Concert
Sep 20 6:30pm Pops Band Rehearsal Only
Sep 23 6pm Pops Band - Maravilla
Nov 19 9am Winter Concert - Dress Rehearsal (mandatory)
Nov 20 2pm Winter Concert - SMHS
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Pictures, Music & other new stuff
Practice Aids for our Summer concert are posted. See them here.

See pictures from our Valle Verde Pops concert.

See music, video and pictures from the Winter Concert.

Hear music and see videos and pictures of Stow House.
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.
Playing an instrument is good for the brain
Warning: This does not apply to accordionists or rock drummers.
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
Sectionals are held from 6:30pm-8pm on Tuesday nights next to the band room.
This is the schedule:
Jan 19Trumpet
Jan 26Clarinets/Percussion
Feb 2Alto Sax
Feb 9Pops Band Rehearsal
Feb 16Trombone
Feb 23Bassoon/Low Brass/Low WW
Mar 1Flute
Mar 8Tenor Sax
Mar 15Clarinet
Mar 22Trumpet
Mar 29Alto Sax
Apr 5Trombone
Apr 12Pops Band Rehearsal
Apr 19Bassoon/Low Brass/Low WW
Apr 26Tenor Sax
May 3Flute
May 10TBA
May 17Full Band
May 24Full Band
May 31Full Band
Credits for missed rehearsals

The Prime Time Band has, since its inception, had a policy of granting credits for dues paid if a member misses four (4) or more consecutive rehearsals. At its meeting on October28, 2014 the Board of Directors approved the following change in the administration of the credits because the attendance sheets are occasionally incomplete and some members forego taking the credits. Members will now have the responsibility of claiming the credit when they make their next dues payment. Credits not claimed will be considered to be donations to the band and acknowledged as such annually.
Formerly, at the end of each quarter, the treasurer reviewed the attendance sheets and notified members of issued credits as appropriate. Beginning with credits earned after October 1, 2014 the following procedure will be in effect:

    Members who have missed 4 or more consecutive rehearsals during a quarter and who wish to receive a dues credit will be responsible for deducting the appropriate amount from their dues payment for the following quarter, attaching an explanatory note to their payment. The schedule of credits allowable is as follows:
  • If you were absent for 4-5 consecutive rehearsals, you may deduct $35.00
  • If you were absent for 6-7 consecutive rehearsals, you may deduct $50.00.
  • If you were absent for 8 or more rehearsals, please contact the treasurer directly.
The treasurer will use the attendance sheets to verify the absences, then enter the appropriate credits on the computer along with your payment for the current quarter.

Please print this memo and put it in your music binder/folder for future reference. Remember, if you wish to take advantage of the credits, attach a short explanation (“I missed 5 rehearsals April 1 through May 5”) to your dues payment for the quarter and deduct the appropriate amount from that payment.

If you have any questions, please contact the treasurer.
Winter Concert - Successful Afternoon
It was such an honor to be part of the 20th anniversary concert! To have Van conduct and have our founders, Lorraine and charter members recognized was an afternoon to remember! Van and the band were a big hit! We had many good performances: Flight of Valor, Chicago, Leroy Anderson, Roger & Hammerstein, Glenn Miller, Steamboat and Latin Celebration. We had a little trouble getting started on Secret Love. I take responsibility for starting a little sooner than some people expected. We got it together and pulled it off.

Thank you all for your contributions to this successful afternoon! Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
- Jeff
From Karen - Valle Verde
Thank you for the wonderful outdoor concert at Valle Verde tonight! I don't know if you noticed, but in addition to the audience sitting in the chairs in front of us there was another group of audience members sitting on the upper level. You played with a lot of spirit tonight and most importantly we started and finished all the pieces together!

I'm sorry my lighted baton broke!! It would have come in VERY handy for the last couple of pieces when it got quite dark all of a sudden. Roy's wife took it home with her and is going to try and fix it for me - I guess I ate a few too many Wheaties this morning! Thankfully, the wind cooperated. As I write this note I can hear the wind whipping outside again.

Our next Pops Concert is in June at Vista Del Monte. In the meantime, have fun getting ready for your Spring Concert!
Cheers - Karen
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.
PBS Music for Life Documentary
You can view Music for Life: The Story of New Horizons on YouTube. To enlarge the video click the bottom right corner of the video.

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