Al Hanson

Upcoming Events
Date TimeEvent Description
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
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
Your Music Folder Contents
As we start on a new packet of music, I know some of you do not have all the music. There are "odds and ends" of pages in the band room. Hopefully, Tuesday night we can give these out.

Jeff has asked us to keep the following concert pieces in our library:
Tribute to Count Basie
Star Wars/ John Williams
Good Old USA

The rest of the music can be turned in at band (look for large plastic bin) or recycled at home or used for wall paper!

New members: we will be helping you with this "library music" thru out the summer. This consists of the basics and kept separately from the current concert packet. A 1" 3 ring binder, with alphabet tabs, is handy for this music.

Music for the Stow House concert, Sunday, August 28, is below:
God Bless America
Sar Spangled Banner
America, the Beautiful
The Stars and Strips Forever
The Washington Post
Armed Forces Salute
The Golden Age of Broadway
Tribute to Count Basie
Big Band Polka
The Good Old USA
Instant Concert
A Leroy Anderson Portrait
Glen Miller in Concert
Latin Celebration
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.
Summer Concert - Another Successful Afternoon
We had another successful concert on Sunday thanks to all of you! You played with confidence, and heart and the audience appreciated you for it!
We had no major stumbles and we stayed together in the transitions for the most part. Our soloists were expressive and the Dixieland combo in Good Old USA was a crowd pleaser.
Thank you again for your hard work. I look forward to seeing all of you on June 21. Pops Band meets on June 14.
- Jeff
From Karen - Vista Del Monte
Thanks for a great concert today! Everyone was on their A Game and the Band really sounded great. We had a wonderful audience (and didn't even have to send Marguerite out to be the Pied Piper). After the concert many of the audience members came up to me to tell me how much they enjoyed the concert and how much they appreciated us playing for them. It was nice to see some familiar faces out in the audience too!

My apologies for those of you who had too much sun on you and a big thank you to those of you willing to lend your hats for the cause!
See you soon - 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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