Al Hanson

Upcoming Events
Date TimeEvent Description
Jun 13 6:45pm Pops Band Rehearsal (no full band rehearsal)
Jun 17 10am Pops Band - Vista del Monte
Jul 4 11am Pops Band Trolley - Parade
Aug 27 2pm Stow House Concert
Sep 12 6:45pm Pops Band Rehearsal (no full band rehearsal)
Sep 15 6:30pm Pops Band - Maravilla
Nov 19 2pm Winter Concert - SMHS
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Pictures, Music & other new stuff
See videos from our Summer Concert.

See pictures from our Valle Verde Pops concert.
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
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.
Winter Concert - We Did It!
I think we accomplished our mission of providing high quality, entertaining and satisfying music to the Santa Barbara Community on Sunday.

Many people came up to me to make a point of saying how much they enjoyed the music and the band. They really enjoy the light-hearted, fun-loving atmosphere that we create. We had a glitch here and there, but we recovered and were able to right the ship. When this happens I always learn something about how I can give gestures that will mitigate attempts to fall off course.

We had so many familiar melodies that people felt connected to the music. I can't promise that this will always be the case or even often that it will be case, but we will always have some of those kinds of pieces.
- Jeff
From Karen - Samarkand - Great Job!
Hello PTB Pops Band!

Great job last night at our 22nd consecutive concert at Samarkand! Our new repertoire was well received and we got through it all with only a few minor glitches. What a great audience to play for! Everyone was very appreciative of our performance and I received many wonderful comments after the performance including one from a brand new resident who just moved in to Samarkand that day! Thanks again for being part of the Pops Band. You truly do bring joy to people's day!

Looking forward to the next one - stay tuned!

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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