Daniel Anthony Kuch
Director: Roseville Community Band
Last update: January 9, 2019

Dear Bands-People:

Excellent, Superb, Fantastic -- I can't think of enough adjectives to describe that 1st rehearsal, so I'll make up one...  It was "FANTABULOUS"!!!

We will turn in "Old Music", listed below, on or before, January 21st, to your section leaders. Section leaders will organize the music as best they can.  An "Organizing Music Occasion" date is set for Saturday January 26th of 2019 (I will check with our "Beloved Band Council" next week, however).  I trust that "Dave, Trombone player" will agree to be the "Head Chief", if he can make it.  We will cook hamburgers and brats, and we will celebrate our last party in the "Firehall" (I believe).
The music we will pass in:
  • Deck the Halls
  • Festive Halls of Christmas
  • Sleepers Wake
  • What Child is This
  • Winter Wishes
  • Wonderful World of Christmas
  • Big package from Robert Hindel, starts with Adeste Fideles
 Other pieces:
  • Annie
  • Colonel Bogey
  • Disney 50 Happy Years
  • Fanfare and Allegro
  • In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Invictus
  • Irish Suite for Band
  • Moon River
  • Variations in E major
  • Hand in --  The Wizard of Oz
New music (with listening aids, this is excellent for us to be listening to the same music -- so we can become a tighter, closer group):
Down in the Riverhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbBy-DIn7N0
The Best of Roomshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSKn-Q_zdkk
Who Puts His Trust in God Most Just (Tuba and 3rd Trombone parts are on other parts - printed two parts per sheet)             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOcCXt1n-fI
Alleluia! Laudamus Tehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZbEIKLxX7E
Psalm 46https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlX4te2L468

Questions, give me a call.
Dan Kuch

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
  • Sleigh Ride  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwHEqx_3BYE   Excellent recording of this piece!

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