Daniel Anthony Kuch
Director: Roseville Community Band
Last update: March 8, 2018

Please, I ask you to bring your own chairs and your own music stands with you to rehearsal this Monday; the RAMS Band is having their concert; All chairs with music stands will be downstairs in the auditorium.  So I told Ms. Hauser that we will bring our own chairs instead of using theirs, thus eliminating the chance of displacing them.

Dave will be the conductor this Monday; I will be in NC for company meetings.  I'm leaving Friday morning, so, sorry, I will not be at the party.

This next week, we will work on:
Overture to Candide
Midway March

The week after, we will work very hard on (and please worry about the weeks first two songs -- as we missed last week's rehearsal when you had a "Homework Assignment" --  SO YOU'LL BE REQUIRED TO KNOW THEM.   
We will REHEARSE, among others, these two pieces -- Note: REHEARSE -- A rehearsal takes place after you "knowthe piece):  
West Side Story
Bernstein Tribute
Danzon from Fancy Free
Midway March


The entire progam for the Spring Concert will be:
The Stars Spangled Banner
Midway March
Bernstein Tribute
Overture to Candide
    Presentation of Scholarship
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.

List of music that you should keep in the folder:
  • America
  • Angel Eyes
  • Annie
  • Armed Forces Salute
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • A Bernstein Tribute
  • Country Gardens
  • Danzon
  • Dogface Soldier
  • El Capitan
  • Fanfare and Allegro
  • Florentiner March
  • Hail Minnesota
  • Happy Trombone Rag
  • Highlights from Frozen
  • I Dreamed a Dream
  • In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Invictus
  • Malaguena
  • March of the Roses
  • Midway March
  • Minnesota March
  • Minnesota Rouser
  • Moon River
  • Overture to "Candide"
  • Semper Fi
  • Semper Paratus
  • Shenandoah
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever
  • The Star Spangled Banner (Moffit) 
  • Sweet Land of Liberty
  • West Side Story
  • The Wizard of Oz

Christmas Music that you should keep in the folder:

  • Sleigh Ride

So you should turn in (as best as can be recollected):
  • The Blues!
  • At a Dixieland Jazz Funeral
  • Hogan's Heroes March
  • Irving Berlin
  • La Reine de La Mer Valses
  • Lamp of Liberty
  • Mary Poppins
  • On the Mall
  • Peter Gunn
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Rock 'n' Roll Explosion
  • Second Suite for Military Band in F Major
  • Star Wars
  • Suite of Old American Dances
  • Summer Skies
  • Troika (new version as of 1/11/16)
  • Variations in E major
  • Variations on a Shaker Melody
  • Western Dance
  • A Western Portrait
  • Yankee Doodle Fanfareture

Christmas Music that you should turn in:

  • Festival Fanfare for Christmas
  • Christmas at the Symphony
  • Jingle Bells Forever
  • Lighter Side of Christmas
  • Most Wonderful Christmas
  • Wonderful World of Christmas
  • Do You Hear What I Hear
  • Christmas in the Round
To Review:
West Side Story
West Side Story - (another recording from a fine wind ensemble)

Then we also have, for the summer:  Highlights from Frozen, and Invictus, a March by Karl L. King.


Daniel Kuch
Roseville Community Band Director

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