Hello...It's Thursday and just a few days away from our next concert!
Sunday, October 17th @ 5 p.m. at the Orange Beach Art Center. This is a great venue for an outdoor concert, when the weather cooperates that is. For those of you who have not had the opportunity to play there or visit the Art Center, it is located at 26389 Canal Road, Orange Beach. The link to their official website is located by clicking here.
There is plenty of parking and there will be folks from the Art Center to help direct you in. Unless there is an update from Jason or Anne, please be there ready to start warming up around 4 p.m. Dress is the same as the Fairhope concert, red band polo and black pants / shorts. I'll have cold, bottled water available. At the conclusion of the concert, please turn in your music folders so we can keep them on file.
I guess that's really all unless there is a last-minute update. I look forward to seeing you all Sunday afternoon for another great Baldwin Pops concert!
Hello and Happy Sunday...It looks like the concert tonight is a "go". I checked the forecast and it looks like clouds and maybe some rain much later tonight. As Anne wrote earlier...
"Please be in your seats at 5:15, ready to spot check a few places Jason wanted to run through.
After the concert, if you all could help clean the concert area. Please don’t leave your empty water bottles on the ground and help put your stand lights and plexiglass back in the boxes . This helps the crew not finish their night close to 11:00pm.
Also there is construction on Magnolia Ave which is one of the main roads to the park . There is a detour you can follow but it will make parking in your normal area a little more difficult. Just a heads up for those coming from Section street west on Magnolia Ave. Thanks and see you at 5:15."
So please be careful and we'll see you later today with your red polos and black pants or shorts ready to go. If you want to come a little early to help set up chairs and lights on stands, that would be great.
Thanks again for participating in the Baldwin Pops!
Hello...I enjoyed tonight's rehearsal and am looking forward to the concerts this Sunday evening and October 17th!
Here is a copy of the program for the concerts...
Happy Monday...Hope you all had a great weekend, the weather was perfect!
Our last rehearsal before this next Sunday's concert in Fairhope is tomorrow night from 7 - 9 p.m. There will be a few members out, including me, participating in the Baldwin County High School Band Jamboree just down the road at the Robertsdale Stadium. We'll probably have a rehearsal list later today or first thing tomorrow.
If you still need a polo shirt, I will have them available prior to Sunday's concert which leads up to a few details:
The concert Sunday evening starts at 6 p.m. and will be held on the bluff at Henry George Park in Fairhope (the same place as the July 4th concert). Again, parking will be limited so please try to carpool. Dr. Rinehart may have a time in mind for you to show up for warm-ups, but usually we get there at least an hour before to get chairs and stands situated. Please wear your red band polos and black pants or shorts.
Thanks again for participating with the Baldwin Pops. If you have any questions, feel free to email me or see your Section Leader.
Hello...just making sure everyone has the rehearsal order for this Tuesday night. Dr. Rinehart sent this list out:
Ballet Music from William Tell
At a Dixieland Jazz Funeral
Salute to the Cinema
If time: March Religioso, Come Thou Fount, Music from a Darkened Theatre
Thanks, see ya later, Kenny
Hello and Happy Sunday afternoon! I enjoyed listening to you rehearse this past Tuesday and look forward to this week. A couple of updates...I have the band polo shirts that were ordered and will hand them out Tuesday. As you may know, membership dues for the Baldwin Pops is still just $40 a year. Most of you paid this past June / July, however, if you have yet to or if you are new to the Pops this fall, please see me Tuesday with cash or check. Full-time students are exempt from dues, however, if you'd like to help offset the cost of your shirt ($20), that would be appreciated. A big thank you to Natalie Woodrow for stepping in to serve as librarian, and to Kristen Hughes for updating the band's website and social media!
Happy Sunday...The next rehearsal is Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at Robertsdale High School Band room. Dr. Rinehart sent out the rehearsal order today, just making sure you all got it. I've been tied up with meetings, but will be there this week. See you there! I ordered some band polos and should have those soon. Here's a copy of Jason's email...
"Greetings band! Below you will find the rehearsal order for this coming Tuesday, as well as reference recordings for most of the pieces.
Rehearsal order for 9/14/21
Salute to the Cinema
Music for a Darkened Theatre
Come thou Fount
Salute to the Cinema: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLb_8ZbGjk0
William Tell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJltxUxtLNU (very similar, towards the end it is different)
Music for a Darkened Theatre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N9AvodaLAA
Washington Post: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mxrh1CrMmTY
Dixieland Funeral: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTK0NVubaBg
Old Comrades: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UEZdYM9GNg
Precious Lord: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fQ4FymM0ac
Come thou Fount: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdFJUAbewd0
Pie Jesu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8KqV-xrLXM
March Religioso: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nqd9rqaEZVQ (this is not the best recording, but it might give you an idea)"
Thank you, Kenny
Hello and Happy Sunday evening! Hope you are enjoying a restful Labor Day weekend.
Rehearsals begin this Tuesday evening, 7 - 9 p.m. at Robertsdale High School band room, which for the new folks is located at the back of the school off Highway 59 in Robertsdale. We ask that you arrive early enough to unpack and set up so that rehearsal can begin promptly at 7. Dr. Rinehart will place you where you need to be. The Baldwin Pops board made determination about Covid protocols. From the minutes of the most recent meeting..."Every effort to distance will be made, but it is impossible to reach the recommended 6 foot distance with so many participants. Previous years offerings of refreshments have been adjusted due to Covid. Everyone is to bring their own drinks/refreshments. Anyone who feels in any way sick are expected to stay away. Should there be a major break out of cases, it may jeopardize our fulfilling the concert schedule. Thus, attendance policies may need to be softened during this unusual time. Common sense should prevail. AND of course, vaccinations will be highly encouraged,"
Rehearsals continue the following Tuesdays (9/14, 9/21 and 9/28) leading up to the Founder's Day concert Sunday, October 3rd at Fairhope's Henry George Park / Bluff and October 17th at Orange Beach Art Center.
Should you have any questions, please ask your Section Leader or contact me directly at email@example.com
Thank you, see you Tuesday evening!
Kenny Graves, Executive Director
Hello...hope you are prepared for some bad weather thanks to massive Hurricane Ida. Our prayers are going out to folks in Louisiana and Mississippi as they will be bearing the brunt of the storm!
Your Baldwin Pops Board of Directors met last week and here are the complete minutes of the meeting for your enjoyment.
Baldwin Pops Executive Director