Daniel Anthony Kuch
Director: Roseville Community Band
Last update: September 17, 2018

Hello Band:

Pieces to hand in:
A Bernstein Tribute
Overture to "Candide"
Star Spangled Banner (Every arrangement aside from "Moffit") 
West Side Story

These are the pieces we will play for the Marathon on October 7th, 2018:

Everything's Coming up Roses
Walt Disney's 50 Happy Years (Fifty Happy Years Fanfare, Mickey Mouse March, 
    Chim-Chim-Cher-ee, When you wish Upon a Star)
Midway March - directed by Richard Baldinelli
Moon River
Semper Fi
Beauty and the Beast
Wizard of Oz
America - directed by Richard Baldinelli (a little more up tempo than normal)
Colonel Bogey
Stars and Stripes Forever

Sincerely yours,
Dan Kuch


The list for the Summer:

Angel Eyes
Armed Forces Salute
Beauty and the Beast
A Bernstein Tribute
Invictus March
March of the Roses
Midway March
Moon River
Semper Fi
The Stars and Stripes Forever
The Star Spangled Banner (Moffit) 
Sweet Land of Liberty
West Side Story
The Wizard of Oz

Please rehearse these pieces as you see fit...  No... rehearse the pieces as the rest of the BAND wants you to.  Make sure you don't "let us suffer a bad note" because of your discipline of practice!

It's going to be a thrilling and very nice summer.  We have some good events planned; the band is getting closer as a group -- It's funny, as I stand there directing you, you guys are having so much fun, just talking and getting to know each other further.  Sometimes you don't even realize what I'm saying up there.  I feel like "The Fool on the Hill".  No.  I'm kidding about the fool on the hill, thing.  I actually feel quite honored to be a part of your musical lives.  When I think of all you do, I'm reminded of the words my Mother said a few years before she died: "My word! It's such a marvelous thing, that this band could be together for fifty years.  All the backgrounds, jobs, different careers they have been through, it's just wonderful they can still be together after all that time".  I think the same thing: people of different backgrounds, some starting out their career - fresh out of college or high school, others with experience in Electrical Engineering, Insurance, Music, Education, Law, Finance, or a multitude of these, and all sorts of career paths.  It is awesome that we can stay together.  I know the one thing that unites us, it is our love, passion, for music, and entertaining, and performing for all people, to bring them the joy that we feel while playing our music.  That's what holds us together.

I look very much forward to entertaining with you this summer!

Dates for Summer:
June 12th, Frank Rog Ampi., at Central Park. 7:00 p.m.
June 18th, Hudson Lakefront Park, Hudson Wisconsin, 7:00 p.m.
June 25th, Parade-Concert, Roseville Parade, 6:15 p.m. (We need to report either at the Roseville Area High School at 5:55 p.m., or 5:25 at Maintenance Garage (backside of Maintenance Facility) for a departure to Roseville Area High School at 5:40 p.m. SHARP.
July 4th, 4th of July, Roseville Central Park, Show up at the Park at 8:15, Load up at the stage at ~~ 8:30 p.m. (subject to change)
July 9, Tentative: Either Roseville Langton Place, or Arden Hills Langton Place.
July 16, Concert at VA Center in Minneapolis, 7:00 p.m.
July 24, Roseville Central Park, Frank Rogg Ampi, 7:00 p.m.

Christmas Dates:
Nov 26, VA Center, 7:00 p.m.
Dec 3, Langton Place, 7:00
Dec 10, Andy Moberly's Church (Tentative), 7:00 p.m.
Dec 17, Roseville Mall (Tentative), 7:00 p.m.

Any questions, give me a shout.

Dan Kuch

The entire progam for the Spring Concert:
The Stars Spangled Banner
Midway March
                Presentation of Scholarship:
Bernstein Tribute
Overture to Candide
West Side Story
Danzon from Fancy Free
Stars and Stripes Forever


Please see the "recorded music" to listen to pieces we will play for the Spring Concert:

Here are two (2) new recordings for you to "Listen to for the Spring Concert" as well as the ones from last week:


Overture to Candide   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN7gOs5oL9M

Danzon from Fancy Free (professional players) 

Danzon From Fancy Free (another recording from a fine wind ensemble): It starts at 2:37.

To Review:
West Side Story
West Side Story - (another recording from a fine wind ensemble)

I'll leave these pieces here, so that you can peruse them at your leisure

Sleigh Ride

Other pieces to listen to are: MALAGUENA by Ernesto Lecuaona. 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)


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):  

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