Director's Corner

Daniel Anthony Kuch

Director: Roseville Community Band

Last update: April 15, 2019

Hello Band:

Here is the much waited for list of pieces we will play at the Spring Concert:

Prelude and Fugue in B flat Major by - Bach (up to 7)

Who Puts His trust in God Most Just - Bach - directed by: Richard Baldinelli

Salvation is Created - Pavel Chesnokov

Aberystwyth Variants - William G Harbinson

Alleluia! Laudamus Te - Alfred Reed; directed by: Hannah

Intermission -

Scholarship presentation -

Down in the River - Jay Bocook

The Best of Rooms - Randall Thompson

Psalm 46 - Dr. John P. Zdechlik


The spring concert will be at Roseville Lutheran Church (a huge church in the middle of a residential neighborhood -- Bob Olson attends there -- he got me the name of the music pastor).

Times and Dates for Spring Concert:

May 18th - Rehearsal - 2-4, with setup at approximately 12:00 or 1:00 (that is yet being talked about by me and the music pastor). We have to tear down between our rehearsal and performance, to allow for regular church functions.

May 19th - Performance - 7:00 p.m. with setup, again, at 5:00 p.m.

Concert Dates:

May 27, 2019 - Load: 1:20, Downbeat: 3:00. Ending: 4:15. (MN State Band at 5) Memorial Day, Como Park Pavilion

June 11, 2019 - Roseville Frank Rogg Bandshell in Roseville Central Park

July 4, 2019 - 4th of July at Roseville Frank Rogg Bandshell in Roseville Central Park

July 23, 2019 - Roseville Frank Rogg Bandshell in Roseville Central Park

Summer Selections:

The Olympic Spirit - John Williams - 1988 Summer Olympics


Armed Forces Salute

Beauty and the Beast

El Capitan

Everything's Coming Up Roses

Happy Trombone Rag

I Dreamed a Dream

Midway March

Olympic Spirit

Semper Fidelis


The Star Spangled Banner (Moffit)

Sweet Land of Liberty

Here is the list of songs to listen and practice to:

Who puts his Trust in God Most High - WOW!!! This piece sounds absolutely gorgeous (it already sounded gorgeous for us last week).

Prelude and Fugue in B flat Major by Bach - Concert Band version

This one would be new. It is: 764 Prelude & Fugue B flat Major Bach J.S. Moehlmann. I'll pull it for next week.

The Best of Rooms

Salvation is Created - Arranged by Michael Brown

Down in the River - Jay Bocook

Grand Serenade for an Awful lot of winds and Percussion

Alleluia! Laudamus Te

Psalm 46;_ylt=AwrCwLXWSYdcC0EAyC8PxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=Psalm+46+john+zdechlik+youtube&fr=yhs-itm-001&hspart=itm&hsimp=yhs-001#id=2&vid=52459a8751897ece0a03edd470b1b021&action=view

Aberystwyth Variant

Talk later,

Dan Kuch


Here is an Interesting piece:

Olympic Spirit by: John Williams

I may do something with it....

Here is another one:

Lord of the rings Medley:

Tell me what you think.

I will leave this posted here:

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 River -

Passacaglia -

The Best of Rooms -

Who Puts His Trust in God Most Just (Tuba and 3rd Trombone parts are on other parts - printed two parts per sheet)

Alleluia! Laudamus Te -

Psalm 46 -

Grand Seranade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion

Questions, give me a call.

Dan Kuch


Following is a list of music with general comments about the piece and "URL":

  • New Age Christmas Exactly what I want! Except the beginning might be a little bit faster than we have taken it in the past
  • Sleigh Ride 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":

Mambo From Austin Concert Band:

Also Mambo From Konzerthaus Berlin (This one is a blast to watch -- the kids go crazy):

Bernstein Tribute

Overture to Candide

Danzon from Fancy Free (professional players)

Danzon From Fancy Free (another recording from a fine wind ensemble): It starts at 2:37.;_ylt=AwrC5rJ6Y1ZaySgArnT7w8QF;_ylu=X3oDMTBncGdyMzQ0BHNlYwNzZWFyY2gEdnRpZAM-;_ylc=X1MDOTY3ODEzMDcEX3IDMgRhY3RuA2NsawRiY2sDMDdwcWI2cGQ0dXY0aiUyNmIlM0QzJTI2cyUzRHRxBGNzcmNwdmlkAzJYWTlGREV3TGpFRDUwczJXazk4a3dpLk1UQTNMZ0FBQUFDdlpJUnkEZnIDbWNhZmVlBGZyMgNzYS1ncARncHJpZAMEbXRlc3RpZANudWxsBG5fcnNsdAM2MARuX3N1Z2cDMARvcmlnaW4DdmlkZW8uc2VhcmNoLnlhaG9vLmNvbQRwb3MDMARwcXN0cgMEcHFzdHJsAwRxc3RybAM0OARxdWVyeQNEYW56b24gZnJvbSBGYW5jeSBGcmVlIHVuYyB3aW5kIGVuc2VtYmxlIHlvdXR1YmUEdF9zdG1wAzE1MTU2MTEzODAEdnRlc3RpZANudWxs?pvid=2XY9FDEwLjED50s2Wk98kwi.MTA3LgAAAACvZIRy&p=Danzon+from+Fancy+Free+unc+wind+ensemble+youtube&ei=UTF-8&fr2=p%3As%2Cv%3Av%2Cm%3Asa&fr=mcafee#id=4&vid=60bcb535f84dfbab98da23a4a8b3b53f&action=view

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:

Then we have this gentleman who just brings out each and every note:

And, then we have this musician who gets into her music very dramatically:

And, then, yet, we have a exceptional guitarist performing the same piece:

Then, check out this guy: (he definitely puts his own touch into the music)

And then their is this one by Liberace:


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:

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: