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
Hello, hope your weekend went well! The third rehearsal for the current concert series is this Tuesday at Robertsdale High School Band Room. Thank you to everyone for being helpful in putting away the chairs and music stands each week, and for the kind words of encouragement. This week's refreshments are to be provided by the UPPER BRASS. Show the Lower Brass guys how it's supposed to be done!!!! Remember to bring some ice for the drinks. As always, show up in time to be ready to go by 7. The practice on Tuesday, September 24th is scheduled for Homestead Village in Fairhope, so we'll be sending out some information about that this next week. I've received some of your dues and on-line registration information. If you haven't paid your $40 for annual dues, please do so by October 1st. You may also pay $20 for half-year now and the other $20 after the New Year if that helps. I'll be there by 8 p.m. Thank you again, Kenny Graves, Executive Director.
Hello and Happy Sunday evening! I enjoyed the first rehearsal of the current concert series, Movies & More. Welcome to our new members and those returning to the band. The next rehearsal is this Tuesday, 7 - 9 p.m. at Robertsdale High School Band room. Again, please be prompt and no parking on the grass. This week, refreshments are to be provided by The Low Brass, so let's see what the guys can come up with. Remember the ice! Also, please be prepared to pay your annual dues. $40 for the full year, $20 for half year. The link to our membership form is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScw1SYBXeCRvQZHei6d2pOyGumYqHai6WqOLjPXaa3WdD_4kA/viewform This form must be filled out yearly to participate! If you don't want to pay online, you can pay by cash or check and give to Rose Metzger, 3rd row clarinet. Thanks and I'll see you Tuesday! Kenny Graves, Executive Director
Hello members and new friends...Happy Labor Day Weekend! We'll keep an eye on the hurricane, but the fall schedule of practices in preparation for the next few concerts begins this next Tuesday, Sept. 3rd, 7 - 9 p.m. at Robertsdale High School Band Room. Please be prompt so Jason can get rehearsals started on time. A few things as we get started, 1) we'll have some new members joining us, so let's all make them feel welcome; 2) those in percussion and the board members are responsible for bringing snacks to the first rehearsal; 3) I need a committee of around 5 to be responsible for making sure the chairs and stands are set up and ready to go for rehearsal start-time. Let me know if you can do that, I'll be there around 6:30 to help, but y'all probably know better how the chairs go; 4) ***Important*** Please don't park on the grass by the bandroom door because there are underground pipes there, thank you!
Practices continue the following Tuesdays, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24 (Homestead Village), 10/1. ALL Baldwin Pops Band practices are held at the Robertsdale High School Band Room which is located at the rear of the high school on Highway 59 in Robertsdale. Take Fairgrounds Road off Highway 59. The only current exception is Tuesday, Sept. 24th due to the band room being spoken for. That evening, we will be practicing in the meeting room of Homestead Village Assisted Living, 924 Plantation Blvd., Fairhope. The room is located on the North side of the facility. Concerts are Sunday, Oct. 6th @ 5:30 p.m. Henry George Park, Fairhope; Sunday, Oct. 13th @ 6 p.m. Spanish Fort City Pavillion; Sunday, Oct. 20th @ 5 p.m. Orange Beach Arts Center.
Thanks, I'll be back in touch next week and see you Tuesday evening. Kenny