Welcome Back! We're in the final stretch..."run through the tape!"
Have a postcard from your Spring Break travels? Drop them off in the box on the music office door.
Jazzers: Big Bands rehearse Monday night with Chris Madsen. Lab Band 5:30-7:00, Ensemble 7:00-9:00. Please be early. Combos will run through their tunes in-between the big bands Monday night. Call time for Wednesday is 6:00 for all jazzers to help set up for the evening.
Jazz 'n Joe Jazz Coffeehouse: Wednesday @ 7pm. Admission is $2. We are looking for about 15 non-jazzers to serve refreshments for the evening. If you are interested, please sign up today on the list posted on the board.
Sectionals This Week: Wind Symphony Monday (March of the Steelmen), Symphonic Band Tuesday (Amparito Roca), Concert Band AND Cadet Band Wednesday (work on audition materials).
Pit Orchestra: rehearsals Tuesday/Thursday 3:00-5:00 this week. These are our last two rehearsals without the cast.
Auditions: begin next Monday, April 6th. Be prepared. Extra credit sheets are available at the front door (due Fri 4/17).
Cookie Dough/Popcorn Fundraiser: launches Tuesday. This is our first New Orleans trip fundraiser.
New Orleans Trip Payments: due Wednesday, April 1st.
Trumpets: NIU is hosting its first ever Trumpetfest this Friday and Saturday, featuring Chris Martin (principal trumpet, Chicago Symphony Orchestra) and Bill Denton (principal trumpet, Lyric Opera). Saturday includes masterclasses with both Martin and Denton, a concert by the Illinois Brass Band, and recitals by Chris Martin and NIU Trumpet Alumni...all for free! Check this out if you're available! See bulletin board outside the music office for more info.
Concert Webcast: the Oberlin Conservatory Chamber Orchestra (featuring SHS band alum Jackie Meger on horn) will have a live webcast of their concert this Saturday at 7pm (Bruch's Double Concerto for Clarinet and Viola and Schubert's "Great" 9th Symphony). Click here for the link.