Daniel Anthony Kuch
Director: Roseville Community Band
Last update: Monday, March 21, 2017

Dear Bandsmen and Bands Women:

Excellent rehearsal last night!

Note: Monday, March 27, 2017, I'd like to see all the woodwinds, again for a sectional...

Also, I have not found a recording for: "A Western Portrait".  If anyone finds it, make it known to everyone, so that we can have something to listen to.  Otherwise, we can do it the old fashioned way -- plow through it while you're rehearsing at home, and then of course rehearse it as a group.  It would be fun either way, because it's a very nice selection...  Very pretty!

Next week and the week after, the order of pieces we will rehearse will be:

A Western Portrait
Western Dance
Second Suite for Military Band (1st movement)
Angle Eyes
The Blues
Irving Berlin Showstoppers
At a Dixieland Jazz Funeral
El Capitan
Star Spangled Banner

Dan Kuch

The final order of the selections for the concert follow:

The Star Spangled Banner (Moffit)
Western Dance
A Western Portrait
Second Suite for Military Band (1st movement only -- we'll get it next week - and the solo trumpet player on that piece will be Phil Homen, who is with us just until the summer -- so we will utilize him.)

El Capitan (Children's March for any kids who want to March around stage)


Presentation of Scholarship with any Solos if we have them

The Blues

At a Dixieland Jazz Funeral
Irving Berlin Showstoppers
Angle Eyes
Stars and Stripes Forever

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...

The pieces to be turned in are:
All Christmas Music except for "Sleigh Ride": We'll keep that one until next year.
  • Adeste Fidelis 
  • A Celebration of Christmas Carols
  • Christmas in the Round
  • The Christmas Song
  • Everywhere, Everywhere Christmas Tonight
  • It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas
  • Themes from the Nutcracker Suite
  • Season's Greetings
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas

And please pass in:
  • American Salute
  • Classic Rock 'n' Roll
  • Gettysburg
  • Hello Dolly
  • Hymn to Joy
  • I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
  • Lennon
  • Moorside Suite
  • Music of the Beatles
  • Nimrod
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Rhosymedre
  • Salvation is Created/Awake!
  • Selections from Chicago VIII
  • A Tribute to Elvis
  • Tribute to Whitney Houston
  • Walt Disney Band Showcase
  • Willie Nelson in Concert

Please pass in the pieces to your section leader.  Have them in alphabetical order so your section leader can sort them according to part order.  Then section leaders will organize all music by song title, alphabetical order (players work with section leader getting music in order - there are many ways to do it - just do it in the best possible way so we can avoid any filing problems), and then Dana or I will instruct section leaders what to do on January 23rd. Section leaders, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL THE PARTS BY JANUARY 23RD!  Or else the Roseville Community Band WRATH will fall upon you (just kidding - of course - but unfavorable things could happen)!
Dan Kuch

Dates for next year:
April 23, 2017, Sunday, Spring Concert, Saturday rehearsal to be scheduled elsewhere
June 13, 2017, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Roseville Parks, Frank Rogg Amphitheater
July 25, 2017, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Roseville Parks, Frank Rogg Amphitheater 


Sleigh Ride

 + 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).

Lennon Piece 

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

Fanfare Prelude on "Joy to the World".  This recording captures what I want on this piece, except for the "dotted-eighth-notes-followed-by-a-sixteenth-note" which I will cover in rehearsal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZqis192IQI

A Fantasy of Carols.  Good recording:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8K-wE5aERc

A Christmas Festival for Band.  Excellent recording of this piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D43UXMVss9A

It Came upon the Midnight Clear.  SUPERB  listening on this piece.  http://www.barnhouse.com/view_score.html?pdf=/~barnhous/samples/pdf/012-3142-00.pdf&mp3=/~barnhous/samples/mp3/012-3142-00.mp3

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