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Upcoming Events
DateTimeEvent Description
Jan 23 6pm Band Dinner - Samarkand
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Pictures, Music & other new stuff
See pictures and video of the Winter Concert.

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

See pictures of the band potluck picnic.

Hear Music and see videos and pictures of Stow House.

See photos & videos from the 2014 4th of July Parade Pops Band performance.

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 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 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.
Your Music Library
How to simplify your music library in 3 easy steps:
This list of "old favorites" and the current list of concert music which we will be rehearsing for the next few weeks, is ALL the music you need. Any and all other music can be turned in on Tuesdays - just find the large clear bin on the table near the piano. If you do not have some of the "oldies",no need to rush into the room and copy the music. We will not be using this music for months to come.

Keep this music in your music library
America, the Beautiful
Armed Forces Salute
Benny Goodman
Big Band Polka
Buglers Holiday
Dixieland Jamboree
Glenn Miller
Golden Age of Broadway
God Bless America
Instant Concert
King Cotton
Marches of Armed Forces
Mary Poppins
Original Dixieland Concerto
Riders of the Flag
Semper Fi
76 Trombones
Stars and Stripes
Star Spangled Banner
Swing’s the Thing
Themes Like Old Times
Washington Post March
You’re a Grand Old Flag (July 4th parade)

Plus keep this music for the November concert:
Ritual Fire Dance
A Bernstein Tribute
Academic Festival Overture
The Trombone King
Across the Great Divide
Second Suite in F
Arabian Dances
Big Band Spectacular
Whistler and His Dog
Achilles' Wrath
Deir'in De

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 - SB Community Church 
Thank you for coming out in the heat and putting on another great performance tonight at the Santa Barbara community Church! We started and ended together with a few little blips in between. I thought our new additions went well and we will keep them in the rotation. Lee and the other church members were very appreciative of our performance.

Stay cool these next couple of days! Have fun at your picnic tomorrow. Sadly, I have Back to School night and will be unable to attend.

With gratitude - Karen


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