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Monterey Band Practice Examples – Movie Favourites


Here are the audio examples for Monterey Concert Band practice:

Tuning Note:


Zorro’s Theme – Solo Accompaniment:


Music from Shrek – Solo Accompaniment:


Mission Impossible Theme – Solo Accompaniment:


Also Sprach Zarathustra – Solo Accompaniment:


Accidentally In Love – Solo Accompaniment:


You’ll Be In My Heart – Solo Accompaniment:


May It Be – Solo Accompaniment:


The Rainbow Connection – Solo Accompaniment:


My Heart Will Go On – Solo Accompaniment:


Pirates of the Caribbean – Solo Accompaniment:


Zorro ‘s Theme:


Music from Shrek:


Mission Impossible Theme:


Also Sprach Zarathustra:


Accidentally In Love:


You’ll Be In My Heart:


May It Be:


The Rainbow Connection:


My Heart Will Go On


Pirates of the Caribbean:


Theme From Jurassic Park:


Chariots Of Fire:


The Man From Snowy River:


Forrest Gump – Main Title (Feather Theme):


Somewhere Out There:


The John Dunbar Theme:


Raiders March:


Apollo 13 (end credits):


Theme from E.T.:


Star Trek – The Motion Picture:


Back To The Future:


Studio Calendar 2019-2020

Lessons by appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday,
Friday and Saturday morning

60 minute lesson $54
30 minute lesson $27

Registered Music Teacher’s Student Concerts
Saturday afternoons
Cadboro Bay United Church
2625 Arbutus Road

October 26, November 23, December 14,
February 8, April 4, May 2, June 6

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival (GVPAF)


Tapestry Music   #3-772 Bay St.  250-590-0752

Russell Books (2nd hand print music) 747 Fort St. 250-361-4447

Long and McQuade  756 Hillside Ave. 250-384-3622

Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) practical exam session
June 8 to June 27.
Closing date for entry is Tuesday March 3.
(Joe Hatherill teacher number 65171)

Bastion Band with Joe on clarinet
at the Oaks Restaurant 
2250 Oak Bay Ave

Sundays at 5:30pm

September 8, October 6, November 10,
December 8, January 12, February 9,
March 1 or 8, April 5, May 3, June 14

No lessons May 18-25.

Download this pdf calendar for printing:

Studio calendar 2019

Monterey Concert Band

Joe is conducting at the Monterey Recreation Centre on Thursdays, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

We are playing an excerpt from Tchaikovsky’s Opus 39, arranged by James Curnow, from the ‘Album for the Young:’

Here are the other examples for the Monterey Concert Band:

















What is the Monterey Concert Band Working on?

Here are the selections we are working on in the Monterey Concert Band where I conduct on Thursday, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Kingsland Spring:
Looking Past the Shadows:

Broadway Favourites:

Beauty and the Beast:
Don’t Cry for Me Argentina:
Get Me to the Church on Time:
I Dreamed a Dream:
Go Go Go Joseph:
The Phantom of the Opera:
Seventy-Six Trombones:
Concert B-flat Tuning Notes:

Joe on Saxophone Care – padsavers


The long, stiff fluffy cleaners for saxophones are called padsavers. They do clean and dry the inside but should never be left inside the instrument. They are also difficult to clean. Small, stiff brushes should not be used, especially if the bristles are held on with twisted wire; they are for brass instrument metal mouthpieces.

…BG They also have a large selection of neckstraps and ligatures.

Check out Joe’s post on saxophone care.

Saxophone Care

  1. Be aware of hygiene and germs – use your mouthpiece and reed to play other saxophones.
  2. Always have clean hands and mouth.
  3. Wipe mouthpiece after each playing.
  4. Remember saliva and sweat are acidic and will damage the saxophone if not cleaned.
  5. Carefully remove dust and saliva periodically,
  6. A pad saver and crook pull-through help (a handkerchief on a boot lace works fine).
  7. Always use a mouth-piece cap when not playing.
  8. Remove reed after each playing and store on a flat clean surface.
  9. Never hold the saxophone by the keys.
  10. Guard against knocks, scrapes, and vibration.
  11. Have the saxophone checked twice yearly.
  12. Use oil and polish very sparingly – only on older instruments.
  13. Make sure the saxophone is secure on sling or stand – a good sling and stand can save expensive repair bills.
  14. Avoid extreme temperature change – e.g. radiators, trunk of car
  15. Regularly brush out or vacuum the case.
  16. Most cases have bad or unsuitable straps, edges, hinges and padding.
  17. Not all saxophones fit in all cases – check the fit.
  18. Always keep a copy of the registration number somewhere safe and make sure your instrument is properly insured.
  19. Many simple emergency or temporary repairs can be done with a screwdriver, pliers, tape, elastic bands and cardboard before bringing the saxophone for professional repair.
Be gentle with your saxophone.

Library Book Sales are a great way to find free music resources.

Your library and librarians are a great free resource for recorded music, music history books, and print music. Throughout the year, library book sales offer an economical way to acquire books and print resources to help your music practice and provide inspiration.

Check this site for updates on the latest book sales in Victoria:


– Joe