Percussion Ensemble Update 12-29-16 *Parts and Recordings*

Percussion Ensemble Members,

Hope you are all having a splendid Winter Break so far! Attached are several items for you:

Part assignment list
(please check which songs/parts you play and be sure to print out and start looking over your part. You can also view by song using the tabs at the bottom of the page, so you can plan rides accordingly if you need. Please note that EVERYONE will be playing “Take On Me,” which I am currently in-progress arranging. As soon as I finish it, assignments will be completed and forthcoming for everyone).

– Parts and recordings for 3 of the 5 songs (A separate update with the Concerto in A Minor parts/recording will be sent to those members, plus Take On Me parts will be distributed when completed.)

*Anyone playing a Bass Drum part should take note of which drum number you play. Bass #1 will be the highest space on the staff ; Bass #5 will be the lowest space on the staff (or for Synco la Groovo, any time ALL bass drums play at the same time).

A reminder that our first rehearsal after the break will be on WEDNESDAY, January 4th. Starting on Wednesday, you will only need to be present at the times that your songs are assigned. Please examine the schedule carefully each week to make sure you plan your arrival and departure times accordingly. Be sure to arrive at least a few minutes before your designated start time to gather and set-up any instruments/equipment that you will require — THIS IS SUPER-IMPORTANT so that we do not waste the limited time we have to rehearse each song!!!! Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this regard!

For this week, here is the rehearsal schedule:

6:00-6:45 – La Bamba
6:45-7:30 – Synco la Groovo
7:30-8:15 – Aruban Jam
8:15-9:00 – Concerto in A Minor

Lastly, please make sure to enter/exit the school using the back band room doors that I mentioned to find last rehearsal. Those doors will always be open and unlocked, which I cannot provide the same guarantee for the main entrance doors.

Should you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me.

Thanks and enjoy the rest of the break!
Mr. Tanzos

La Bamba – Parts

Aruban Jam – Parts

Synco la Groovo – Parts

Percussion Ensemble Reminder

Percussion Ensemble,

Just a reminder that we have rehearsal TONIGHT from 6:00-8:30 PM for all members. During tonight’s rehearsal, we will conduct our “auditions” to get a sense of each member’s ability level for part/song assignments. Please bring your sticks and music with you.

Try to get used to using the back entrance by the band room. This entrance is by the baseball field and tennis courts around the back of the HS. Look for the brick wall with “Whitehall Zephyrs” on it, enter that parking lot, and walk down the maintenance driveway to the right of that wall. Follow the driveway all the way around the little bend to the double doors located in the very corner of the building. Those doors will lead you directly to the band room. If you can’t find it, you can simply enter through the main entrance and we will have someone there to direct you to the band room. Parents — please do NOT drive down the maintenance driveway, as it is a dead end and can be dangerous when cars are driving down there while students are walking.

Thank you and see you tonight!
Mr. Tanzos