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
Baldwin Pops Executive Director