Spotlight:

Sharon Concert Band Recordings

Friday, July 3, 12:00am
Listen to archival concert recordings from Sharon Concert Band.

Roy Scott Big Band Recordings

Friday, July 3, 12:00am
Listen to archival concert recordings from Roy Scott Big Band.

MEMBERS ONLY INFORMATION

Important Dates:

 

Thursday, June 18, 7pm - Annual Band Meeting

Our next member meeting will take place this coming Thursday, June 18th, over Zoom. Check your band email accounts for the link on Thursday. Prior to the meeting, the board requests that you fill out this survey: https://forms.gle/iahF9SsfBBTAwy2L7. Steve has prepared a presentation similar to the last meeting, and we will have time for member updates afterwards. 

 

2019-20 Season

2020

NOTE: All rehearsals and near-term concerts are canceled until further notice!

Board of Directors Email

 

Summer 2020 Season

NOTE: All summer 2020 concerts have been canceled (updated 6/16/2020)!


Performance Locations Map - A Google Map with some of the places that we play/rehearse.

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IMPORTANT - Please notify the appropriate personnel manager if you are unable to participate in a weekly rehearsal or concert performance as soon as possible.

Sharon Concert Band:

— Contact Amy and Kathy @ Personnel@sharonbands.org

Roy Scott Big Band:

— Contact Tom via email or 508-667-3347

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*Music stands

As noted in the Member Handbook, each member will be issued a Manhasset Voyager Music Stand for use at concerts outside of our home location at the Middle School upon payment of the deposit. You may choose to purchase your own but it must be the Voyager stand for consistency of appearance. "WIRE" stands are NOT acceptable. If you have any questions, please see a board member.  

Inclement Weather

As we enter into the winter, we wanted to remind everyone of our inclement weather policy. If the Sharon Public Schools cancel evening activities, we will not rehearse.* We will send out an email as soon as possible in the event that we cancel rehearsal. We also ask that members use their discretion when it comes to snowy rehearsal nights. We understand that not everyone's situation is the same, and that some members may feel less comfortable driving in the snow, or come from different parts of the state. 

*If we are scheduled to rehearse in another district (e.g. Brockton), we will follow their school schedule.

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Virtual Band Festival

Sharon Concert Band is participating in A VIRTUAL BAND FESTIVAL via Facebook on Saturday June 20 at 1pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/612781142670768/

The festival will feature performances by bands from the USA and UK!

+ Big River Brass Band, Iowa

+ Blackwell Concert Band, Bromsgrove, UK

+ Dunedin Concert Band, Florida

+ Quad City Wind Ensemble, Illinois

+ Second Winds Wind Ensemble, Florida

+ Sharon Concert Band, Massachusetts

+ The Franklin Band, Inc., New Jersey

 

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Quarantine Project from Steve Bell

Hello Sharon Concert Band Members, 

I am hopeful that all of you are well and following the guidelines for sheltering in place. It is discouraging that we cannot gather to make music and enjoy the gift we all share. Speaking of sharing, I have been busy earning my keep and would like to share a few lists of music with you.

First, There is a list of new music with their JW Pepper downloads that I would ask you to listen to and evaluate, as time permits. I am sure many of you will enjoy this opportunity and I most heartily welcome your feedback and opinions for future use.

A few guidelines before you begin. I tend to evaluate music based on the following criteria;

* Is it appropriate for our ensemble

* Is it reasonably challenging and worthy of our effort

* Is it melodically interesting

* Is it rhythmically exciting

* Is it intrinsically beautiful

* Is it inspiring and uplifting

* Does it fit a potential theme based program

So with these concepts in mind perhaps you can identify some TOP selections you would like to attempt in the future from the list I am providing.

If you click on the BLUE Pepper number it should take you directly to the website where you can click on the listen button. I suggest using headphones or playback through a good system.

I will await your feedback and you can email me directly at scbell1@comcast.net

There will be another fun “project” coming your way so that you can help to choose our fall “2020 Hindsight Concert”.

Keep practicing….. all the best, Steve

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Sharon Bands Zoom Presentation 5/21/20

Here is Steve's presentation from Thursday, May 21, 2020.

For those interested, a recording of our May meeting is available; Password: 6l=%4=k$

 

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Sharon Bands Zoom Presentation 6/18/20

Here is Steve's presentation from Thursday, June 18, 2020.

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Music Lists and Rehearsal Aids

Music Lists

Sharon Concert Band Practice List - April 2020 (pdf)


Listening Aids

Just Jazz II

Basie Straight Ahead

Basie arr Nesticao

Classic arrangement-pro version

https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2233872

Blue Rondo A La Turk

Brubeck arr. Berg

TIME ISSUES

https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2480796

Body and Soul

Classic arr Matt Harris

Tenor I feature

https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10513913

The Jazz Police

Gordon Goodwin

Up Tempo, Trumpet Screamer

 

Great solo opportunities - just listen!!!!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV1juxVlpic

Oh Soul Mio

Basie arr.Byers

Trombone feature w/ hat

https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10999314

Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most

arr. K Berg

Trombone Feature

https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10011988

Well You Needn’t

Thelonious Monk arr. Kamuf

Tenors trading 2’s and 4’s

https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2445625

Cold Duck Time

Ed Harris arr Baylock

Boogaloo Harris classic

Guitar Solo

https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10513936

Back ordered (two weeks)

 

Classic Band and Classic Broadway

Classic Band 

English Folk Song Suite, Ralph Vaughn Williams - 11:11

March: Seventeen Come Sunday - (3:18)

Intermezzo: My Bonny Boy - ( 3:50)

March: Folksongs from Somerset - (3:55)

https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=149401

 

Third Suite, Jager - 8:40

March - 2:30

Waltz - 3:20

Rondo - 2:40

https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=868059

 

The Blue and the Gray, Clare Grundman - 9:12

conductor: Vincent Macrina

https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=148056 

 

Joy from “Awakening,” Joseph Curiale - 3:46

https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2481896

 


 

Classic BROADWAY

 

Highlights from GIGI, arr C. Paul Herfurth - 6:00

The Night They Invented Champagne - Thank Heaven For Little Girls - Waltz At Maxim’s - Gigi theme

There is no recording available for this arrangement 

 

 

Selections from Chorus Line, arr John Cacavas - 8:10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Avuv1mzvBXQ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbv0wV1ad1k 

 

Selections from Phantom Of The Opera, arr Warren Barker - 11:30

Think of Me - Angel of Music - The Phantom of the Opera - All I Ask of You - The Point of No Return - The Music of the Night

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bTalNkQvzg 

Selections from Carousel, Richard Rodgers (arr. Erik Leidzén)

conductor: Vincent Macrina

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJVS5ZzkO7I

https://soundcloud.com/david-buckingham-344823055/selections-from-the-musical-carousel-richard-rodgers-arr-e-leidzen

 

BONUS INFO

Not many of you may recall the musical Gigi, and I was unable to find a recording of it on Youtube. So, here are some excerpts and information so that you may enjoy it even more.

Gigi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH8aVaeHqq4

Louis Jourdan, Maurice Chevalier, Leslie Caron, Hermione Gingold, Eva Gabor

Winner of 9 Oscars in 1958

 

I remember it well….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPD1PZmIEWM

Charlie Callas Lip-Sync Version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sql5bPp-PY8

Karaoke Version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwfTE8_7GwA

 

Gigi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrNwCaJNQOo

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Roy Scott Big Band Music Lists

RSBB Play Book - As per September 2019 (pdf)

RSBB Red Book - September 6, 2018 (pdf)

RSBB - New Chart Numbers September 2019

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Rehearsal Aids

Scale Warmup (pdf)

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Chart Donation Program

If you would like to donate to the band during this challenging time, a perfect way is though the chart donation program. You so you can make your donation via paypal or credit card by clicking on the donate button on our Donation page

**Please let Laura Haiduck know which chart you would like to donate to before you check out on the website.

 

 

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Taps Across America with the Sharon Bands Trumpet Section

On May 25, 2020 - Memorial Day - Trumpet players from The Sharon Bands participated in "Taps Across America".

360 VR Sharon Concert Band performs "Sedona" at the Festival of Bands at Faneuil Hall on June 8, 2019. Be sure to scroll around to see all 360 degrees!

The Sharon Concert Band Performs "Shine" by Julie Giroux at Faneuil Hall, June 8, 2019 as part of the Festival of Bands. Be sure to scroll around to see all 360 degrees!

Member Newsletters

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2019

November

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September - none published

August - none published

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March

February

January

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Shop Amazon (and donate to the Bands)

No matter what you're looking for at Amazon.com - if you search for and purchase it through this link - your purchase will help The Sharon Bands:

https://smile.amazon.com

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Member Form

Please submit your member information for our records via this form.  All veteran and new band members must fill out this form. Thank You!

 

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Rehearsal Schedule

See Rehearsals page for the most current information.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to volunteer? One particularly important job role is that of a concert producer

Concerts can be produced by one individual, or multiple members.

Please speak to a Board Member for more details on how you can get more involved.

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Member Handbook

Download a pdf of the latest Member Handbook (as per Feb.2020).

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The Sharon Bands PO Box 176 Sharon, MA 02067 info@sharonbands.org