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Upcoming Events
DateTimeEvent Description
Apr 11   Postponed - Pops Band
Jun 6 9:30am Summer Concert Dress Rehearsal (mandatory for band members)
Jun 7 2pm Summer Concert - SMHS
Jun 23 5:30pm Pops band rehearsal
Jun 27 10am Vista del Monte - Pops Band
Jul 4 11am 4th of July Trolley
Aug 30 2pm Stow House
Sep 22 5:30pm Pops Band Rehearsal
Sep 24 6:45pm Val Verde - Pops Band
Nov 21 9:30am Winter Concert Dress Rehearsal (mandatory for band members)
Nov 22 2pm Winter Concert - SMHS
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Pictures, Music & other new stuff
See music, pictures and video of the Winter Concert.

Practice aids for the Summer Concert are available. Click here.

See videos of the Pops Band performance at Santa Barbara Community Church.

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.
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
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 October 28, 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 as 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 during October-December, 2014 against dues payments on January 1, 2015 the following procedure will be in effect.
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    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 $25.00.
  • If you were absent for 6-7 consecutive rehearsals, you may deduct $37.50.
  • If you were absent for 8-9 consecutive rehearsals, you may deduct $50.00.
  • For absences of 10 or more weeks, 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.
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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.
Sectionals are held from 6:30pm-8pm on Tuesday nights next to the band room.
This is the schedule:
Jan 13Bassoon/Low Brass/Low WW
Jan 20Trumpet
Jan 27Clarinet
Feb 3Percussion, Trombone
Feb 10Pops Band Rehearsal
Feb 17Flute
Feb 24Tenor Sax
Mar 3Alto Sax
Mar 10Percussion - 5:15pm
Trumpet - 6:30pm
Mar 17Open
Mar 24Euphonium
Mar 31Trombone
Apr 7Open
Apr 14Trumpet
Apr 21Clarinet
Apr 28Bassoon/Low Brass/Low WW
May 5Flute
May 12TBA
May 19TBA
Dues Increase
The PTB board is very proud that dues have not changed since the inception of the group 20 years ago, continually providing great value to its membership through responsible fiscal management. Inflation, however, has finally caught up with us; in fact it has passed us.

It takes $115 in today's dollars to buy what $75 could provide in 1995, and while we have to raise dues, we still want to be the best deal in town, so the board has decided to raise quarterly dues to $100, effective July 1, 2015.
Winter Concert - Wonderful performance
Great job yesterday! The last couple of weeks everything came together. Your focus, effort and musicianship came shining through. We had wonderful solos, attentive ensemble playing, excellence balance and intonation. Our tempos were right on the money. I thought we played with sensitivity and nuance. I was impressed with the confidence in everyone's playing. I couldn't be happier! I'll have more detailed comments when I hear the recording.

I want to thank Bill Rizzi, Pedro Menchaca and Al Terres for helping us out. We couldn't have done it without you! Congratulations to everyone!
- Jeff
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.
Pops Band Conductor - Samarkand Retirement Comm
Thank you again for giving up your Valentine's Day evening to play at Samarkand. Samarkand is always one of our best audiences and they did not disappoint this time! The audience was very appreciative of our performance and would love to have us back again.

I'd like to give another big shout out to Bob Young and Linda Baumann - without the two of you stepping up to the percussion plate we would have been left "beatless"!! I know it was challenging at times but please know the band and I appreciate your efforts!!!

Our next Pops Concert is Saturday, April 11 at Maravilla. Hope you will be able to join us!

We are working on finding some new Pops music to play and will likely have a reading session some time after the PTB Spring Concert. Stay tuned!

Thanks again - Karen

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