Al Hanson

Upcoming Events
Date TimeEvent Description
Jun 3 2pm Summer Concert - SMHS
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Pictures, Music & other new stuff
See videos from our Winter Concert.

See videos from Veterans' Parade Trolley.

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:
Aug 29Clarinet
Sep 5Picnic
Sep 12Pops Band Rehearsal
Sep 19Trumpet
Sep 26Flute
Oct 3Alto Sax
Oct 10Trombone
Oct 17Bassoon/Low Brass/Low WW
Oct 24Tenor Sax
Oct 31TBA
Nov 7Full Band
Nov 14Full Band
Winter Concert Music

Here is the tentative music for the winter concert:
Tenth Regiment March
Where Never Lark or Eagle Flies
A Calypso Christmas
Star Trek
Chant and Jubilo
Kentucky - 1800
March of the Trolls
Nonamtum Bulgar

Summer 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 - Maravilla - Great Pops Concert
Hello Pops Band!

Thank you for another successful Pops Concert last night at Maravilla! The weather cooperated this time and we were done before it got too dark. Great solos by John Brunner, Marguerite and John Ritchie! A big shout out to Mary Jane and Barb for holding down the percussion fort and to Mid and Joe for holding down the trombone parts minus one! The audience was small but appreciative and I received many compliments on your performance. We had a great rehearsal Tuesday night, one of the best, and we were able to apply that to our performance last night.
Thanks for being willing and able to volunteer your time to the Pops Band. Our next Pops Concert will be in February at Samarkand. See you then!

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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