Daniel Anthony Kuch
Director: Roseville Community Band
Last update: Sept 23, 2017

Dear Bands-people:

For Monday's rehearsal, you should plan on doing the following tunes:

El Capitan
On the Mall
Armed Forces Salute
Midway March
I Dreamed a Dream
Peter Gunn
Semper Fi   AND/OR  Semper Paratus

Sincerely yours,

Daniel Kuch
Roseville Community Band Director

Here is a version of the piece "The Blues".  It is not an excellent recording of this piece (I have confidence that we can do this song much better than this recording).  But they at least play the rhythms correctly:

This is one from an EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE of "Western Dance" which is very FUN, FUN to listen to with your parts in hand:

Then we have "Second Suite for Military Band:

These sites demonstrates off beat accent in Jazz: 
It gets kind of deep, but basically you hear a strong accent of weight beat on '2 and '4.  Even better still you hear an accented, or a weighted "and" of the beat.  As in:

one AND two AND three AND four AND  (Said in a swung manner)

Or in this recording:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_htGBKvXWpI
where you can just feel the off-beat accents or weights...
Or in this:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEh6rYGJSAU
....you can definitely hear him accenting off beats when he plays several eighth notes in a row...

Dates for this year:
April 23, 2017, Sunday, Spring Concert, Saturday rehearsal to be at Maintenance Facility

May 29, 2017, Como Park Pavillion, Annual Memorial Day Concert

June 5, 2017, Annual Picnic/Rehearsal Roseville Central - JC Shelter/Frank Rogg Amphitheater
June 13, 2017, Roseville Central Park - Frank Rogg Amphitheater
June 19, 2017, Monday, Hudson Riverside Park - Hudson WI  ((96% sure (Debbie has to check)))
June 26, 2017, Roseville Parade      

July 4, 2017, Annual 4th of July Fireworks Show at the Frank Rogg Amphitheater July 10, 2017, Will be playing at the Arden Hills Presbyterian Homes (Per DAK on April 18, 2017)
July 17, 2017, Concert in Stillwater to the North of the Lift Bridge
July 25, 2017, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Roseville Parks, Frank Rogg Amphitheater 

Next winter season
November 27, 2017  Minneapolis Veterans Home Minneapolis Minnesota

 + I'll leave these pieces here, so that you can peruse them at your leisure (to LISTEN TO THEM and KNOW HOW MUCH YOU MISS playing along with the Roseville Community Band).


Sleigh Ride

Lennon Piece 

(I'll just leave these up for your musical enjoyment).
Next are listening aids for the Christmas Concerts this quarter.

Other pieces to listen to are: MALAGUENA by Ernesto Lecuaona. We will be performing this piece next Spring. This piece is originally scored for piano. Although you can "Google" your own band arrangement of this, I think it would be good for you to listen to these recordings by four different players:
This first person is a very excellent piano player.  Notice her interpretations of the music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4Ii-RZDj2c
Then we have this gentleman who just brings out each and every note: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuQQxZ7TXaY
And, then we have this musician who gets into her music very dramatically: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgfgTnCE__8
And, then, yet, we have a exceptional guitarist performing the same piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVNss1T3NoY 
Then, check out this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJET9cVvzeM  (he definitely puts his own touch into the music)
We will take a vote on which one we like better, and of course every one is right, we are ALL entitled to our own musical opinions. That's what is beautiful about music - everyone can express themselves in their own way - and people can either love it, like it, not so much like it, or dislike it.  Find your own musical-likes for this song.  It'll be kind of fun to compare notes next week.


Fucik's March, Florentiner, By the United States President's Own Marine Band:
Fucik's March, Florentiner by MNOZIL Brass - This thing is HILARIOUS (You gotta' listen to this):  
Mountbatten March:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unRq3OqLJII&feature=youtube_gdata
Moreside March:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fNDraQsxPo
The Phantom of the Opera:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw1tGyPdsso

I will also add a different arrangement of an orchestral recording for you (just to listen to, not to practice to):
The Phantom of the Opera with Orchestra:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXbjQVMo0XM

Marching down Broadway

Alan Silvestri: A Night at the Movies

At the Movies with Danny Elfman