Al Hanson

Upcoming Events
Date TimeEvent Description
Apr TBD   Pops - Women's Club
Jun 2 2pm Summer Concert - SMHS
Jun 15 10am Pops - Vista del Monte
Sep TBD   Pops - Casa Dorinda
Nov TBD   Pops - Veterans Parade
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Pictures, Music & other new stuff
Practice Symphonic Gershwin by playing along.

See photos and videos from the Pops Band Zoo Train 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.
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:
Jan 8Alto Sax
Jan 15Clarinet
Jan 22Flute
Jan 29Trumpet
Feb 5Pops Band Rehearsal
Feb 12Tenor Sax
Feb 19Bassoon/Low Brass/Low WW
feb 26Trombone
Mar 12Flute
Mar 19Alto Sax
Mar 26Clarinet
Apr 2TBA
Apr 9Trumpet
Apr 16Flute
Apr 23Tenor Sax
Apr 30Bassoon/Low Brass/Low WW
May 7Trombone
May 14Trumpet
May 21TBA
May 28TBA
Tiptoe Through the Tubas
Winter Concert
We had another wonderful concert! I've heard so many favorable things about your performance! Everyone has their favorite pieces. I know many people really enjoyed Immer Kleiner. Larry did an awesome job! Every piece was strong and musical. A few places we wavered a bit, but we righted the ship with no major consequence. I heard people talk about the Holst and how well we availed ourselves. I certainly agree. It was so fun to conduct! The sound at the end of the first movement was breath-taking! Trumpets did a great job in the opening of the 3rd movement that carried us all the way to the end.

I've heard people call the concert, "stellar, best ever, a major feat for the Prime Time Band", among others. These are compliments worthy of accepting. I don't know if this was our best ever, That's so hard for me to say. I can say it was strong, dynamic and moving, delightful and very satisfying. Congratulations everyone! You put on quite a show last Sunday!
- Jeff
From Karen - Samarkand
Dear Prime Time Pops Band,

Thank you for another wonderful performance at Samarkand Friday night. The band as a whole sounded great and there were some lovely moments in the trumpet section, low brass, and woodwinds. We had a couple of hiccups but recovered nicely. I received many positive comments afterwards about the repertoire selection. I think our new additions were a big hit. It was wonderful to have Van in the audience and his kind words about me and all of you made it that more special.
As always, I so appreciate your willingness to volunteer your time to be part of the Pops Band and look forward to our next one in the Spring. -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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