Al Hanson

Upcoming Events
Date TimeEvent Description
Nov 12 12pm  Verterans Day Parade Trolley
Nov 19 9am Winter Concert - Dress Rehearsal (mandatory)
Nov 20 2pm Winter Concert - SMHS
Jun 4 2pm Summer Concert - SMHS
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Pictures, Music & other new stuff
See pictures from our Valle Verde Pops concert.

See music, video and pictures from the Winter Concert.

Hear music and see videos and pictures of Stow House.
Meet the Band
Did you ever wonder who that person is across the practice room from you but never introduced yourself? Now we've taken the first step for you: you can see faces together with names all organized by section.
If you want to change your picture please send the webmaster a JPG image that is at least 2 inches square. Use the "webmaster" link below.
Playing an instrument is good for the brain
Warning: This does not apply to accordionists or rock drummers.
PTB's Liszt (last updated on 8/15//2014)
The PTB has a bulletin board that our members can use to post items of interest to the entire band. These items are not necessary for the successful operation of the band so they are not disseminated through emails to all band members.
To post an item to the PTB's Liszt (think Craig's List) send the title and the text you want posted to the webmaster. Examples of potential items are:
  • Volunteers needed
  • free stuff
  • things for sale
Sectionals are held from 6:30pm-8pm on Tuesday nights next to the band room.
This is the schedule:
Sep 6Clarinet
Sep 13Alto Sax
Sep 20Pops Band Rehearsal
Sep 27Trumpet
Oct 4Flute
Oct 11TBD
Oct 18Bassoon/Low Brass/Low WW
Oct 25Trombone
Nov 1Trumpet
Nov 8Flute
Nov 15Full Band
Nov 22Full Band
Your Music Folder Contents
As we start on a new packet of music, I know some of you do not have all the music. There are "odds and ends" of pages in the band room. Hopefully, Tuesday night we can give these out.

Jeff has asked us to keep the following concert pieces in our library:
Tribute to Count Basie
Star Wars/ John Williams
Good Old USA

The rest of the music can be turned in at band (look for large plastic bin) or recycled at home or used for wall paper!

New members: we will be helping you with this "library music" thru out the summer. This consists of the basics and kept separately from the current concert packet. A 1" 3 ring binder, with alphabet tabs, is handy for this music.

Music for the Stow House concert, Sunday, August 28, is below:
God Bless America
Sar Spangled Banner
America, the Beautiful
The Stars and Strips Forever
The Washington Post
Armed Forces Salute
The Golden Age of Broadway
Tribute to Count Basie
Big Band Polka
The Good Old USA
Instant Concert
A Leroy Anderson Portrait
Glen Miller in Concert
Latin Celebration
Credits for missed rehearsals

The Prime Time Band has, since its inception, had a policy of granting credits for dues paid if a member misses four (4) or more consecutive rehearsals. At its meeting on October28, 2014 the Board of Directors approved the following change in the administration of the credits because the attendance sheets are occasionally incomplete and some members forego taking the credits. Members will now have the responsibility of claiming the credit when they make their next dues payment. Credits not claimed will be considered to be donations to the band and acknowledged as such annually.
Formerly, at the end of each quarter, the treasurer reviewed the attendance sheets and notified members of issued credits as appropriate. Beginning with credits earned after October 1, 2014 the following procedure will be in effect:

    Members who have missed 4 or more consecutive rehearsals during a quarter and who wish to receive a dues credit will be responsible for deducting the appropriate amount from their dues payment for the following quarter, attaching an explanatory note to their payment. The schedule of credits allowable is as follows:
  • If you were absent for 4-5 consecutive rehearsals, you may deduct $35.00
  • If you were absent for 6-7 consecutive rehearsals, you may deduct $50.00.
  • If you were absent for 8 or more rehearsals, please contact the treasurer directly.
The treasurer will use the attendance sheets to verify the absences, then enter the appropriate credits on the computer along with your payment for the current quarter.

Please print this memo and put it in your music binder/folder for future reference. Remember, if you wish to take advantage of the credits, attach a short explanation (“I missed 5 rehearsals April 1 through May 5”) to your dues payment for the quarter and deduct the appropriate amount from that payment.

If you have any questions, please contact the treasurer.
Stow House - Another Successful Concert
We had another successful concert at the Stow House, even if the mic didn't work. Thanks everyone for your efforts! It might have been our biggest crowd to date at this event. Hope to see all of you and your significant other at the picnic!
- Jeff
From Karen - Maravilla
Despite Mother Nature's challenges last night, your performance at Marvilla was one of our best yet! Thank you to all! Many of the residents came up to me after the concert to tell me how much they enjoyed our performance and the variety of pieces we played. We had people dancing, singing and smiling - that's what it's all about!

Our next Pops concert will be our February concert at Samarkand. I look forward to another great performance.
Warmly - Karen
Rehearsal Announcements
From time to time we all have important things we want to say to the band during our rehearsal break. We are a large and diverse group so it seems reasonable to have some type of guidelines concerning these announcements.
The Board of Directors recently adopted a policy that is currently in force. Please read this policy.
PBS Music for Life Documentary
You can view Music for Life: The Story of New Horizons on YouTube. To enlarge the video click the bottom right corner of the video.

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