Hope all had a great Thanksgiving weekend! Last rehearsal before our 3 Christmas concerts is Tuesday, 7 - 9 p.m. at RHS Band Room. Upper Woodwinds, please bring refreshments for this one, thank you. Concerts are Friday, Dec. 6 @ Daphne Civic Center; Monday, Dec. 9 @ Foley Civic Center; Tuesday, Dec. 10 @ Gulf Shores Cultural Center. All concerts start at 7 p.m., Jason will let us know what time to be in our seats for warm-up. Dress is formal for these. Guys...black tux or formal black suits with bow tie, Gals...black dresses (ladies, maybe check with Anne on particulars?). Also, for those participating in the special event Tuesday morning at Craft Farms (3840 Cotton Creek Circle, Gulf Shores), please be there no later than 11 a.m. to set up. Program starts at 11:30 with catered luncheon included. Dress is red band shirt and dark pants. Most everyone got their part sheets last week. I still have a set for Flute, 2nd Clarinet, and three for Trombone / Baritone. Others will need to email Sherry Stabler. Thanks again, Kenny
A reminder that we're practicing Tuesday evening from 7 - 9 p.m. at RHS Band Room. Upper Brass is to bring refreshments this week. Way to go Lower Brass on last week's "feast"! I have a nice number of volunteers for the December 3rd concert event in Orange Beach for the South Baldwin Newcomer's Club luncheon. There will be a sign-up sheet available this week to finalize so I can get the proper parts printed out. Dress for that will be red band shirts and black pants. The upcoming Christmas concerts (Dec. 6, 9 & 10) are indoors so dress is formal (black).
See you there, Kenny
It's beginning to feel a little more like Christmas outside to put us in the mood for rehearsal tonight from 7 - 9 p.m. at RHS band room. Low Brass...you are to bring the refreshments for tonight. In other news...thanks to all who came out Sunday evening for Trivia Night. It was a great success. I hope to have some final numbers soon on how much was raised through donations. See you later...BRRR Kenny
As a reminder, there is NO rehearsal this Tuesday due to election day, rehearsals resume next Tuesday, November 12, 7 - 9 p.m. at RHS Band Room. Low Brass is on the schedule to bring refreshments!
Trivia Night is this Sunday from 6 - 8 p.m. at Rotolo's Pizzeria in Fairhope (corner of Fairhope Avenue and Highway 98 / Greeno Road). We still have room for more teams of 10 at $100 per table or you can join a team for $15 each player. There are some really cool door prizes and swag bags, so don't miss out on all the fun while supporting The Baldwin Pops at the same time. Sign up on-line or by calling 278-8530.
Also, need to know who all is available to participate in the Christmas Caroling performance December 3rd for the South Baldwin Newcomer's Club luncheon in Orange Beach. We'll perform some Christmas songs, I might even sing along, and there's free food and refreshments!
Thank you in advance for your support of The Baldwin Pops!
What a wonderful concert that was this past Sunday in Orange Beach! Thank you for your dedication to The Baldwin Pops and for sharing your talents.
Moving forward...there is NO rehearsal tonight (10/22), so take this deserved week off. The next rehearsal is Tuesday, October 29th, 7 - 9 p.m. at Robertsdale High School Band Room. Board members and Percussion are to provide refreshments that evening. Then, no rehearsal on November 5th as that is Election Day. Trivia Night is November 10th, 6 - 8 p.m. at Rotolo's in Fairhope, then rehearsals continue at RHS on Nov. 12th, 19th, 26th, and Dec. 3rd. Concerts will be held Dec. 6th at Daphne Civic Center, Dec. 9th at Foley Civic Center, and Dec. 10th at Gulf Shores Cultural Center. Those all start at 7 p.m.
For those who have yet to fill out the required annual membership form, the link is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScw1SYBXeCRvQZHei6d2pOyGumYqHai6WqOLjPXaa3WdD_4kA/viewform
We're going to see if we can get the form printed out for those who need one.
Also, if you have not paid the annual dues of $40 (or half year for $20) please do so. Checks can be sent to: Baldwin Pops, P.O. Box 38, Fairhope, Al. 36533. Thank you again, Kenny
The show is a "go" for this evening at Orange Beach Arts Center. Show time is 5:00 p.m., so please be in your seats no later than 4:30 p.m.
Moving forward, there is no rehearsal for the 22nd, next rehearsal is scheduled for 7 - 9 p.m., Oct. 29th at Robertsdale High School Band Room. Percussion and Board members are to bring refreshments.
See you this afternoon!
Happy Friday! Just a quick note to remind us of the concert scheduled for this Sunday evening in Spanish Fort. It is located behind Spanish Fort City Hall / Community Center, 7361 Spanish Fort Blvd. (Highway 31). Parking is available on each side of the building. We will be set up on a covered stage area next to the pond. The concert begins at 6 p.m., so please be in your seats and ready to warm up no later than 5:30 p.m. There will be plenty of light from the building and the gazebo, so we'll be able to see Jason better. If any of you can arrive earlier to help set up chairs, stands, etc. that would be greatly appreciated. Shirts will be available in case you still need one. See you there! Kenny
Hello and Happy Saturday night! Our Founder's Day Concert is Sunday evening starting at 5:30 p.m. at Henry George Park (Bluff) in Fairhope, overlooking the Fairhope Pier. Please be in place on the stage by 4:45 p.m. for warm-ups. Limited parking is available on Fairhope Avenue so carpool if possible. I have the band shirts for those who need one. If you don't want to change shirts, then just wear a red shirt for this one. You may wear black pants, shorts or skirt (ladies). Bottled water will be provided
Great Movie Marches
Suite from Band of Brothers
Gypsy Dance from Carmen
Sound of Music
The Thunderer (Children's March)
The Earle of Oxford's Marche
Days of Wine and Roses
American Barn Dance
Three Southern Vignettes
The Quilting Party
See you all there! Kenny
Hello all...Hope your weekend went well, there was plenty going on in the area. After a week off due to the high school band jamboree, the next / last rehearsal before the October concerts is this Tuesday, Oct. 1st from 7 - 9 p.m. at RHS Band Room. If you have not paid your annual or bi-annual dues yet, please do so Tuesday night. Shirts have been ordered so hopefully they'll be ready for the Oct. 6th concert at Henry George Park in Fairhope. As far as the rehearsal, let's see what the Low and Upper Woodwinds can bring for refreshments.
So again, Tuesday, Oct. 1st...Rehearsal from 7 - 9 p.m. at Robertsdale High School Band Room;
Sunday, Oct. 6th...Founder's Day Concert at 5:30 p.m. at Henry George Park (Bluff) in Fairhope;
Sunday, Oct. 13th...Spanish Fort City Hall Pavilion (7361 Spanish Fort Blvd./Highway 31) at 6 p.m.;
Sunday, Oct. 20th...Orange Beach Arts Center (26389 Canal Road) at 5 p.m.
There are no rehearsals scheduled between the concert dates.
Thank you again for your commitment to the Baldwin Pops! See you Tuesday night. Kenny
Hello...Hope your weekend was great! As most of you know, the practice scheduled for this Tuesday has been canceled due to the Baldwin County Band Jamboree in Bay Minette. So, practice, practice, practice this week to be prepared for the last rehearsal before the October concerts. Tuesday, Oct. 1st rehearsal is from 7 - 9 pm at RHS Band Room. Upper woodwinds need to bring refreshments that evening. Also, if you have not paid your dues, $40 for full year or $20 for half, please do so by Oct. 1st. Payments can also be made electronically via PayPal through the website. Thank you! Kenny