Archive for June, 2013

Upcoming music events

Hi folks,

Some of you asked me to post our upcoming music events that Katie and I involved with this summer.

Thursday July 4th cruises on the Island Star dinner boat Noon and 6pm. Benny Goodman Tribute Band with Chris Alfano Clarinet, Greg Runions Vibes, Rich Bannard Drums, Paul Clifford Bass.

Thursday July 18th and Thursday Aug 15th cruises on the Island Star dinner boat Noon and 6pm. The Swingmasters Dance Band a Seven piece swing band playing swing era charts. Chris Alfano Leader. (Be advised that I will not be playing the evening cruise of Aug 15th but Bobby Hsu, Alto sax will be subbing for me)

Aug 3rd to Aug 31st The Gananoque Playhouse Presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Chris Alfano on Alto Sax, Flute, Clarinet and Oboe. See the Playhouse website for details.

Aug 16th to Sept 14th The Gananoque Playhouse Presents The Post Mistress. Katie Legere on Tenor Sax and Bassoon. See the Playhouse website for details.

August 3rd, Kingston Symphony at Fort Henry, Katie Bassoon.

Hope to see you!

Chris

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thank you

Hi folks,

Thank you for a wonderful show last night.

I had many favourable comments on the band’s performance and support of our younger learned colleagues as they finish one chapter of their Lifelong Learning journey. You are indeed an inspiration to all.

One teacher said to me that when she retires, she wants to join the band. She doesn’t retire until 2028!

My only wish is that this program will soon be a common occurrence in our education system along with other programs in schools which feature inclusive learning for all ages.

Again, my sincerest thanks for the most rewarding 20 years of teaching service anyone could hope to have.

Have a great summer.

Chris

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Hi folks,

The band is planning to go to Amadeus after our gig tomorrow night.

Sadly, Katie and I will not be able to attend the get together there.

I was informed that Caroline cannot provide exit music for the Graduates as in past years so Katie and I and Hannah Faris will play as a wind trio.

Have a beer for us.

Chris

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playlist for grad

Hi folks,

Here’s the list.

Lullaby of Broadway

Willy Wonka

They Can’t Take That Away From Me…

Jesus Christ Superstar

Mister Sandman (can’t remember if this was on the list or not, if not, no worries)

Give Up the Funk

Pomp and Circumstance

O Canada

Downbeat 630pm

Chris

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Harbourplace gig is cancelled

Hi folks,

The gig for this afternoon is officially cancelled due to 80 percent chance of rain.

Maybe next year.

Chris

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Lullaby of Broadway

Willy Wonka

Mister Sandman

Jesus Christ Superstar

They Can’t Take That Away From Me

Great Themes from Great Italian Movies

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Summer Band

SUMMER BAND 2013 >>>> S U M M E R B A N D !!! <<<<

Are you looking for an enjoyable way to mix with a diverse group of musicians and “keep your chops up” in air conditioned comfort? The LaSalle Summer Band will be meeting Tuesdays through the summer in a supportive atmosphere. Based on feedback from last year the music will include some easier pieces and more musical styles, so that hopefully everyone feels a sense of accomplishment and is also stretched a little!

1. Where: Kingston Curling Club – Days Rd just north of Front Road.

2. When: Every Tuesday July 2nd – Aug. 27, with potentially a picnic outing Sept. 3.

3. Time: 9:30 am -11:30 am with a mid-practice break.

4. Conductor: David Smith – David has very extensive performing and teaching credentials. We are delighted to have him again for this summer.

5. Cost: $35 cheque only – make it out to LaSalle Adult Band and give to Judy Wolfe-Labbé or Nancy Cheesman – in advance if possible. At this price, even if your busy summer travels have you missing a number of sessions, you would still get your money’s worth!

6. Music: everyone will get a named folder with their music on their first day.

7. Bring your music stand, a chair/stool (unless a chair with arms is OK), and a spit towel (sorry make that a “condensation” towel!) to go at your feet, to keep the floors dry.

8. Sign up on the sheet in the LaSalle music room or contact Mark Sibley (markpamsibley@gmail.com) no later than June 10th.

See you July 2nd, 2012 at the curling club.

Mark Sibley

(for the organizing committee: Karen Wallen, Susan LeBaron, Pam Sibley, Judith Wolfe-Labbé, Nancy Cheesman, Irmgard Swedersky, Gord Skinner)

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