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Virtual Performance - winter/spring 2021
SUMMER IN-PERSON 2021 !!!!!

This page includes everything (I hope...) that you need to know or have for our in-person summer session (which is: Wednesdays in June, 6:45-7:45, plus an outdoor gig as part of the Wayland COA summer concert series, July 1). Details are in the specific Infor pages below, one for strings and one for band.

EMAIL DIANE IF YOU NEED MUSIC - PARTS ARE NOT ON THE WEBPAGE AND MUSIC WILL NOT AUTOMATICALLY BE AVAILABLE AT REHEARSAL


To download our recording soundfiles there is a way of getting to a menu that gives a list of things you can do with this link. Chose one that says something about saving or downloading the link:

  • On an Mac computer, press and hold the control key while you click on the link.
  • On a PC right click the link or press & hold ctrl while you click on the link.
  • On a smart phone or table press and hold your finger down on the link.

(PC users, let me know if there are corrections or easier ways to do this!)

LINKS TO INFORMATION

Updated JUNE 4, 2021

STRINGS

BAND

STRINGS AND BAND TOGETHER

USING SOUNDFILES EFFECTIVELY

(let me know if soundfiles don't work OR of omissions in info OR errors)

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STRINGS

SUMMER STRINGS IN-PERSON DETAILS

SUMMER STRINGS REGISTRATION FORM

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Music will be chosen from these pieces - probably not all 3.

Be sure to practice with the soundfile, especially those who didn't record with us! Links to our YouTube virtual performance videos are also here and you can practice with those.

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Prayer-Soundfile Such a beautiful piece... Enjoy. We did not record this, so there is no video to watch/listen to, just this practice soundfile.

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BlueTango-Soundfile We had fun with this one last fall!

SVNHM Strings We recorded this one - click the picture to be taken to our video.

 

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ManyMiles-Soundfile - another really beautiful piece and you played it so well!!!

Many Miles We recorded this one - click the picture to be taken to our video.

 

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STRINGS AND BAND TOGETHER

We will play the following with all of us, strings and band - email Diane if you need parts.

Music for the Royal Fireworks - we will play both movements that we recorded - parts are available for all winds:

OvertureSoundfile and MenuettosSoundfile

We recorded both of these - click the picture below to be taken to our video.

Music for a Royal Firworks - Overturn dividerdividerdivider Fireworks-Menuetto

 

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Czech'sPolkaSoundfile Only a small group of us got to play it for the virtual performance, but we hope that the rest of you will enjoy it as much as we have!! Email Diane for parts.

Czechs We recorded this one - click the picture to be taken to our video.

 

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TakeMeBallgameSoundfile - New version as of June 4 - now has count-off and measure numbers. See your email for measure number timing.

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SummerNightsSoundfile - This one is new to all of us - notes are easy (except for the flats for the strings!!), but the rhythms are tricky!! Be careful!

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GodBlessAmericaSoundfile - anyone who has played with us in the past knows this one. The soundfile is our performance in December 2018.

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BAND

SUMMER BAND IN-PERSON DETAILS

SUMMER BAND REGISTRATION FORM

Music will be chosen from these pieces - probably not all 4.

Be sure to practice with the soundfile, especially those who didn't record with us! Links to our YouTube virtual performance videos are also here and you can practice with those.

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KelligrewFINAL-Soundfile

A bit of fun from the country north of us! The town of Kelligrew is on the east shore of Newfoundland, not too far across the penisula from the capital, St. Johns. This is all about a big celebration that happens there each year. This is the soundfile you must use for recording for our Virtual Performance. You can't use any other, or slow this one down or it won't work for the video. If you want to review some of those nasty rhythms, click these links: rhythm sheet and the soundfile to go with rhythm sheet.

Score for study to see how your part fits with others.

Kelligrews We recorded this one - click the picture to be taken to our video.

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MarchingSongSoundfile - from way back in January!! This wonderful piece by Mr. Holst became a favorite! Remember to pay attention to your articulations!!

Marching Song We recorded this one - click the picture to be taken to our video.

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MilitaryEscortMarch-Soundfile This is from our permanent folder for good reason - great march. Mr. Sousa said, "I wish I'd written that march!!"

SVNHM Band We recorded this one - click the picture to be taken to our video.

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AirForBand-Soundfile - a band classic. I played this in high school and it has been recorded by University Bands, Military Bands and even the occasional middle school or high school group. If we record this... (hopefully we will be live!) you must use this soundfile for recording for our Virtual Performance. You can't use any other, or slow this one down or it won't work for the video.

We have not recorded this one.

If AirForBand is not going to work we will do Amazing Grace from our permanent folder. This recording is the SVNHM band in concert, December 2013, Kevin directing. Lovely arrangement and I'll be with what we've learned this past year, you will make it even more beautiful!!!

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MUSIC FOR FALL

STRINGS

Flight-mm=100-Practice(This is the slower version) I love the way it comes in for a gentle landing at the end! Enjoy the view. If we record this... (hopefully we will be live!) you can't use any other soundfile, or slow this one down or it won't work for the video. HOPEFULLY, we will be playing this piece live this summer or fall, and not be doing videos!

Plus Prayer above in the summer session list.

BAND

AssociationMedley-Practice - Great fun! We did it summer 2019 and wanted to revisit the tunes!

SWING BAND

Honeysuckle... this piece is for summer or fall and HOPEFULLY will be played in person, not recorded!!! Keep your fingers crossed!

Click here to watch the score and listen to the music. (We are doing it more slowly than this recording, though.)

WOODWIND CHOIR

Three Rennaisance Madrigals - wonderful OLD songs that most of us singers know well!

 

There will be other ensembles as well, but we don't know what and music isn't out yet.

 

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HINTS FOR EFFECTIVE USE OF SOUNDFILES IN YOUR PRACTICE

There are several really good reasons for listening to the soundfiles of music you are playing:

  1. *To get a sense of how the music sounds, its style, its phrasing, its harmonies (Most important reason!)
  2. Following your music while listening to the soundfile (not playing) helps you learn how your part fits with the whole and helps you learn to keep your place
  3. Playing along with the music gives you more opportunities to "practice with the group" than you can get just in rehearsals. You will not be able to determine when to play the very first beat, so come in on the next measure.
  4. If it goes by too quickly, see the next bullet
  5. Purchase the software, Amazing Slow Downer (from http://ronimusic.com/) and you can practice with the soundfile slowed down to where you can play along. (Soundfiles must be on the same device where the Slow Downer resides; you can not use YouTube or soundfiles that are streamed from the web). For those of you cautious about what you download, this software site is safe according to Norton)
  6. You can also slow down YouTube by clicking the gear and adjusting the percentage. You don't have the minute control of the speed, but it is better than nothing!

If you are new to working with soundfiles, DO NOT try to play along right away. Your first task is to listen several times while just following along in your own music (not playing), perhaps even using your finger to keep your place in the music. See if you can stay with the music, whether or not you can hear your own part (sometimes it doesn't sound like your instrument because you are playing the same thing as some other instrument and your part adds to the overall, but isn't itself distinguishable). Watch for things like holds or sudden loud spots or a change from legato to staccato to see if you can hear those as you listen. Until you can reliably follow along & keep your place in your music while listening and looking at your part, you will never be able to successfully play along. Be sure to do the listening first or it is just frustrating! Once you get good at that, try listening and speaking your rhythms. Once you can do that, then try playing with it, although you may find that it is too fast for you to keep up. (See bullet #5 above)

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