Daniel Anthony Kuch
Director: Roseville Community Band
Last update: November 13, 2018

Dear Bandsmen and Bands Women:

Good job at the rehearsals over the past weeks.  The only thing I request is that each of us puts in time before the upcoming concerts.

We will not be performing at "Langton Place" this year.  They do not have the people to get residents down to the Chapel.  So the recreation person there, discouraged us from performing.   Also, we will not be performing at "Rosedale Mall" this year; the council decided to eliminate this date because we would have to pay an exorbitant rate for insurance to be used for that date only.  So next year, I will try to find another mall to play in.  Because they are fun places, where we get a lot of people listening. 

I would like to now ENCOURAGE you ALL to practice with the recordings I have listed after each piece.  Copy the "URL" into your "browser bar" to get the website containing the recording.

Here then, are the dates for our Christmas "Gigs" this year:

Nov 26, 2018  Veterans Administration Building in South Minneapolis
Dec 3, 2018  Rehearsal at Andy Moberly's Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 840 East 6th Street, St Paul Minnesota.  Robert Hindel had informed me that something at the church is scheduled through 8:00 p.m.  So, get there at about 7:45 p.m. to set up.  Rehearsal is scheduled for 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.  Loading will take place at 6:15 p.m., so anyone who wants to help us get loaded, show up at the Fire Station on Fairview.
Dec 10, 2018  Performance at Andy Moberly's Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 840 East 6th Street, St Paul Minnesota.  7:30 p.m.  Be there ready to play at 7:00 p.m.  This means get there at 6:45 p.m. to arrange yourself.

Pieces that we will play during the next weeks:

November 19 Rehearsal - The entire selection of our first concert.
  • New Age Christmas  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgDM_D-4jzM
  • Winter Wishes
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knj5rTCEyTk
  • Sleepers Wake  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRtY_vTPf1A
  • Sleigh Ride  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwHEqx_3BYE
  • What Child is This (Greensleeves)  https://www.alfred.com/what-child-is-this/p/00-2464WB1X/
  • Wonderful World of Christmas   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JigTTPso5Oo
                Then we will go over "Festive Halls of Christmas"  and Robert Hindel's arrangements.

November 26, 2018 Concert Selection for the Veteran's Home:
  • New Age Christmas  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgDM_D-4jzM
  • Winter Wishes  
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knj5rTCEyTk
  • Sleepers Wake  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRtY_vTPf1A
  • Sleigh Ride  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwHEqx_3BYE
  • What Child is This (Greensleeves)   https://www.alfred.com/what-child-is-this/p/00-2464WB1X/
  • Wonderful World of Christmas   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JigTTPso5Oo
December 3, 2018   Rehearsal at Andy Moberly's Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • New Age Christmas  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgDM_D-4jzM
  • Winter Wishes
  • The Festive Halls of Christmas
  • Adeste Fideles - From the package from Robert Hindel
  • America the Beautiful - From the package from Robert Hindel
  • Joy to the World
  • Sleepers Wake  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRtY_vTPf1A
  • What Child is This (Greensleeves)   https://www.alfred.com/what-child-is-this/p/00-2464WB1X/
  • Sleigh Ride  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwHEqx_3BYE
December 10, 2018   Performance at Andy Moberly's Sacred Heart Catholic Church
    Same as December 3 schedule above.

Following is a list of music with general comments about the piece and "URL":
  • New Age Christmas  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgDM_D-4jzM    Exactly what I want!  Except the beginning might be a little bit faster than we have taken it in the past
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knj5rTCEyTk  Listen to this one especially, carefully!  It is exactly what I want.
  • Sleepers Wake  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRtY_vTPf1A   This arrangement is not the same as the one we are using, however, it is very good as far as the phrasing at the end of each phrase.  PLEASE LISTEN and LEARN; then PLAY IT THAT WAY!
  • Sleigh Ride  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwHEqx_3BYE   Excellent recording of this piece!
  • What Child is This (Greensleeves) You have to scroll down a page, to get to the "Audio Sample" to listen to this piece.  PLEASE LISTEN TO IT, THOUGH!  It is a VERY, VERY ORIGINAL, AND a STUNNINGLY MARVELOUS arrangement!!!   https://www.alfred.com/what-child-is-this/p/00-2464WB1X/  Very NICE!!!
  • Wonderful World of Christmas   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JigTTPso5Oo  This piece has voices at letter "A", and it is only the same after letter "I", but it is beautifully done.
I appreciate all that everyone does.  You people make it happen!

Any questions give me a call or email.

Thank you.

Dan Kuch

Here are the concerts I would like us to attend as a group:
October 26, Wind Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. 
November 25, 2018, Saturday, Marching Band Concert - See these amazing students'  spunk and spirit
December  11, Tuesday, Wind Ensemble and University Symphony Orchestra Strings Concert: Searching within and Beyond.

Please listen to the "recorded music" to hear the amazing pieces we have played:

Here are two (2) new recordings for you to "Listen to":


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