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!