Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ground Hog's day*

Nice rehearsal. Next week we'll be upstairs at the Point Place VFW.

*Jessica joked that we should have ground pork, sausage + brats next week to celebrate ground hogs.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Limburger cheese

Fun rehearsal last night.

It is hard to beat well aged Sousa and food that smells like well aged feet.

Next week we will be down stairs at the Point Place VFW.


For those curious about the inscription on the music last night:

During World War I, John Philip Sousa was commissioned a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve and led the Navy Band at the Great Lakes Naval Station near Chicago, Illinois. Being independently wealthy, he donated his entire naval salary minus one dollar a year to the Sailors' and Marines' Relief Fund. After returning to his own band at the end of the war, he continued to wear his naval uniform for most of his concerts and other public appearances.



Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Double Sharps

Last night we saw some key signatures and notations we had never seen before.
Next week, 1/20/09 were going to play 4 Sousa pieces I personally have never played. We will be upstairs at the Point Place VFW.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Happy New Year!

Starting of the new year with Fred Jewell, Von Suppe, and Victor Herbert makes for good music. Everyone has their opinions about music, and fortunately I have never heard a PAC Band member who was afraid to voice them.

The plan for next week (Jan 13th) is to be downstairs at the Point Place VFW. We'll have an officers meeting to set some goals for 2009.

We are looking for someone to be be the snack manager (I prefer the title "Chairman of the Board"). This person would simply schedule & deligate the post rehearsal refreshments.

The gig calendar is pretty well set, so we should be able to pass out schedules very soon.

On a side note, Happy Birthday to Roger Barnes today.