Happy October Birthdays!


Bills After Rehearsal Note:

What a great rehearsal we had today, you should all be proud of
yourselves for all that you have accomplished as a corps this year.

Looking back over the last 10 months, 3 Sunday rehearsals, 2 shows 1
party in Wildwood 4 more Sunday rehearsals counting today, changes made
to Mutiny, 3 new songs, a total lineup change, the wheel put back in and
WOW did you sound good today, even with Joe and myself having a
discussion like we do on the phone at least 2 or 3 times a week, but
that’s what puts it all together and makes it work.

Artie, great job on conducting and learning it all at the same time,
Brownie, Brandon, Brian and Erica nice solo work.

Please remember all that we worked on so next month all we have to do is
polish the show and kick ass the following week in Plymouth.

Great job guys and gals see you all next month, remember the lineup.
Mutiny drum solo Meglio drum solo You and the Night drum Stick Crazy
Rhythm drum solo Laura drum solo America Emblem if needed as an encore…



Happy September Birthdays!



Bill’s After Rehearsal Note:
After 474 rain-soaked round trip miles I asked myself, was it a good rehearsal? The answer is yes, we accomplished a lot today especially with CR together with the drum section. Like I said last month it is going to come together and what a nice sound overall with 4 Contra’s, and that’s speaking of all the music. We are going to make some changes to make it easier to play the show without overtaxing the horn line. As Joe Ross said you have to practice on your own and remember all that we did work on. You played a hell of a lot today and other than a few timing problems you sounded much better than you think. See you in October Bill

PS Here is the link with Crazy Rhythm at about 6:37 of the video, a little different but the same timing kind of.


Happy August Birthdays!



Bill’s After Rehearsal Note:
Thank you for your support today, Mutiny sounded good the change we made
last month did not have to be re-taught.
Crazy Rhythm like I said last month is a work in progress, we are going
to tweak it and have fun with it and make it cook with the drum section.
Jack and Tony thanks for the help in the Mello section, Erica nice solo
work on You and the Nite.
Altogether a good rehearsal, see you all next month.

JULY 2018

Happy June & July Birthdays!  


Bill’s After Rehearsal Note:
Very good rehearsal today, we shortened Mutiny and played with the
drums, much better ending, and than there is Crazy Rhythm, wow it
sounded really good for just learning it. Next month we will tweak it,
add the drum parts and have fun with it.
Looking forward to next months rehearsal with a larger horn line, if you
were not there today  please talk with the people in your section that
were there about the change in Mutiny and Crazy Rhythm.
Good ensemble today brass and drums sounded very good together.
See you all in August

APRIL 2018

Happy April and May Birthdays! 


Bills After Rehearsal Note! Very very very productive rehearsal today, if you were not here we covered quite a bit on the execution side of the music. The show is, roll off Emblem, drum solo Laura - drum solo Meglio - 16 count drums - You and the Nite - Mutiny - drum solo America. See you all on the 21st at the Reilly show, looking forward to our 1st show of the year. Any ???? call me 301 728 2083 Bill

MARCH 2018

Happy March Birthdays!
 Bill's After Rehearsal Note!
 Good rehearsal today, Meglio and You and The Nite are coming together,
 they will be ready for the Reilly Show, no doubt in my mind.

Ist 2nd and 3rd Bari's, go to the music on the website and look at the
 Contra part Treble Clef in Measure 30, 8th note run and please learn it
 to play as a full section up an octave or where ever its comfortable to
 strengthen that ending in Meglio.
 Any ????? you can call me. 301 728 2083.


Happy February Birthdays!


A Note from Bill:
 Thanks for another productive rehearsal. Hope I didn't hurt any feelings, I get so engrossed in working with you all that when something goes wrong and I stop and yell, sorry about that.
 Great job on working on the 2 new numbers, they are starting to come around and will be performance ready, in a couple more rehearsals.
 "practice practice practice"
 See you all next month.


Reviving an Old Tradition here at our monthly practices. Happy January Birthdays!  

A note from Bill:
 Thank you all for a very productive rehearsal today. Please please work
 on the parts so we can clean both songs in Feb, and tell your fellow
 section players that were not here today about the minor change we made
 in Meglio.
 See you all next month