Al Hanson

Upcoming Events
Date TimeEvent Description
Mar 6 6:45pm Pops Band Rehearsal
Mar 10 7pm Pops Band - Samarkand
Apr 10 6:45pm Pops Band Rehearsal
Apr 11 4pm SB Women's Club
Jun 3 2pm Summer Concert - SMHS
Jun 23 10am Pops Band - Vista del Monte
Sep 14 6:30pm Pops Band - Maravilla
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Pictures, Music & other new stuff
See videos from our Winter Concert.

See videos from Veterans' Parade Trolley.

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 16Trumpet
Jan 23Clarinet
Jan 30Trombone
Feb 6Bassoon/Low Brass/Low WW
Feb 13Tenor Sax
Feb 20Flute
Feb 27Alto Sax
Mar 6Pops Band Rehearsal
Mar 13Clarinet
Mar 20Trombone
Mar 27Full Band
Apr 3Bassoon/Low Brass/Low WW
Apr 10Alto Sax
Apr 17Full Band
Apr 24Flute
May 1Trumpet
May 8Tenor Sax
May 15TBA
Winter Concert Reflection
We were on a wild ride on Sunday! Thank you for your patience as we waited for the fire alarm to finally be turned off. The concert was one of our best, maybe our best. It’s something that we have been saying quite a lot the last several years, that our latest concert is the best so far. It’s gratifying to hear, but I don’t want to put pressure on you to keep out-performing the last event. Let’s just say that we had many wonderful moments and it’s a concert you should feel proud of. We keep improving in our balance, phrasing, intonation and tone. We are listening more to each other, really playing with others in mind when we do. We drag less, but it’s still something we will continue to work on. We didn’t have any let downs in any of the pieces, just a couple of early entrances, but nothing of consequence. Everyone stepped up, every section. Every rehearsal, I appreciate the opportunity to work with such wonderful people. I take what we do very seriously, but always done in a spirit of fun and comradery! I had so much fun conducting you on Sunday! Thank you for that. I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!
- Jeff
From Karen - Maravilla - Great Pops Concert
Hello Pops Band!

Thank you for another successful Pops Concert last night at Maravilla! The weather cooperated this time and we were done before it got too dark. Great solos by John Brunner, Marguerite and John Ritchie! A big shout out to Mary Jane and Barb for holding down the percussion fort and to Mid and Joe for holding down the trombone parts minus one! The audience was small but appreciative and I received many compliments on your performance. We had a great rehearsal Tuesday night, one of the best, and we were able to apply that to our performance last night.
Thanks for being willing and able to volunteer your time to the Pops Band. Our next Pops Concert will be in February at Samarkand. See you then!

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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