Hello all and happy Sunday evening! We're getting closer to our annual John Allen Memorial Scholarship concerts scheduled for Feb. 10 at Orange Beach Event Center at the Wharf and Feb. 11 in Bay Minette at Coastal Alabama Community College Auditorium. Both start at 7 p.m. Rehearsals continue this THURSDAY, 7 - 9 p.m. at Robertsdale High School Band Room. Low Woodwinds are to bring refreshments this week. Then rehearsals go back to TUESDAY (2/4) with Upper Woodwinds on the schedule for refreshments.
We have added some talented new members to the group including the students competing for the scholarship awards. Also, there is a chocolate fundraiser going on so see Anne Brooks at practice for more information. Thanks again! Kenny
Our next rehearsal is Tuesday, January 21 from 7 - 9 p.m. at Robertsdale High School Band Room. We are preparing for the John Allen Memorial Scholarship Concerts to be held Feb. 10 at Orange Beach Event Center at the Wharf and Feb. 11 at Coastal Alabama Community College (Faulkner State) in Bay Minette. Both start at 7 p.m. and require indoor formal attire. New folks, see me or Anne Brooks if you have questions about that. Also, we'd like to take photos of the students participating in the scholarship competition so those young people should please wear something nice to practice and no t-shirts or other attire with pictures or logos. According to the schedule, Percussion and Board Members are to provide refreshments this week. Next week's rehearsal (1/30) will be held on Thursday night at the same time, same place. Thanks again for your hard work and support of The Baldwin Pops!
Hello all...Our next rehearsal in preparation for the John Allen Memorial Concerts in February is Tuesday night, 7 - 9, at Robertsdale High School Band Room. Upper Brass Section is on the schedule to bring refreshments. Thank you!
Hello all and Happy New Year! Rehearsals resume this Tuesday night, 7 - 9 p.m. at Robertsdale High School Band Room. For the new members and students joining us, the band room is located at the rear of the high school on highway 59 in Robertsdale. Turn east on Fairground Road and take the road immediately past the main parking area to the left between the building and practice field. Parking is available close to the band room, but please don't park on the grass. Please plan to arrive by 6:30 - 6:45 ready to rehearse at 7. Low Brass is scheduled to bring refreshments. Rehearsals continue Tuesdays January 14th (Upper Brass ref.), 21st (Percussion / Board Members ref.); Thursday January 30th (Low Woodwinds ref.), and Tuesday February 4th (Upper Woodwinds ref.).
Our conductor, Dr. Jason Rinehart, sent out this information recently which is available here:
"Happy New Year everyone!! I hope your holidays were great. Our next concert series begins next week with rehearsals.
Concerts are slated for:
February 10th at the Orange Beach Event Center
February 11th in Bay Minette at Coastal Alabama Community College
Todd Stalter - Critical Mass https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beFK-vgrYoY
Camille Saint-Saens - Danse Bacchanale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIHDZBDf6_A
Richard Saucedo - Into the Clouds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHwqHZ-hzuQ
Leonard Bernstein - Candide Suite https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrBnCzJa_-0
Leroy Anderson - The Typewriter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4kEyig-jOU
Pierre Leemans - March of the Belgian Paratroopers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8tr1KUUZvA
Onsby Rose - Scenes from the Blue Ridge (Baldwin Pops commissioned this piece)
John Philip Sousa - Mother Hubbard March https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9mJvQN2yro
Vincent Persichetti - Psalm for Band https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eWKXH0lr9Y
Alan Menken - Selections from Aladdin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HOwrPNkmes"
Thanks again for your support of The Baldwin Pops!
Kenny Graves, Executive Director