Canadian Music Week

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Congratulations to the following students for their participation in the BC Registered Music Teachers Halloween concert at Gordon Head United church ‘Costume Capers’ on Saturday evening.

Timothy Baillargeon played ‘Royal March of the Lion’ from ‘Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint Saens on the alto saxophone.

Andrea  Brkic played ‘Etude in D minor, No. 65’ by Cornelius Gurlitt from her RCM 2 piano selections.

Ruth Morton played ‘Skyfall’ by Adele from the James Bond movie ‘Skyfall’, on the alto saxophone.

The next opportunity to participate in this ongoing series will be on Saturday 22nd November at 7pm, when we are celebrating ‘Canadian Music Week’.

– Cheers,

Joe

Joe in November

Sunday, Nov. 2nd at 5:30 pm

‘Bastion Band’ at the Oaks Restaurant  – 2250 Oak Bay Ave. Traditional jazz.

Sunday, Nov. 9th

Joe is playing with Dave Lang and the Twin Otters in Duncan.

Friday, Nov. 21st at 7:30 pm

Get together with Joe Music students, at the Robert’s Room. Enter at the right-hand door next to 620 Toronto Street, in James Bay.

All ages are welcome to participate in this free, fun and relaxed performing opportunity.

Friday, Nov. 28th

Bongo Fever – Latin/Swing Night at at the White Eagle Hall. Joe is leading Groovin’ Hard Jazz Band Playing big band grooves. Tickets are $15 at the door. Advance tickets are sold at Larsen School of Music – 1808 Cook Street.

Performance Opportunity

 The BC Registered Music Teachers are having their Halloween concert on Saturday evening October 25th at 7pm. It is called ‘Costume Capers’. Students are encouraged to wear fancy dress, but it is not compulsory. The venue is Gordon Head United Church on Tyndall Road; good piano and plenty of parking. There will be photos and treats.

This is a very good opportunity to see a variety of pieces, and gain performance and public speaking skills. I will be there to accompany and/or assist.

The closing date for entries is Monday evening 9 pm, October 20th. Please send me your name, age (kids), title of piece and composer. I will forward the information to the organisers who will make a programme.

There is a time limit per studio. There is not space for all of you. I can accept up to the first five students who send me their details.

–Cheers,

Joe

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Where is Joe in October?

Costume Capers

The BC Registered Music Teachers are having their Halloween concert on Saturday, October 25th at 7pm at Gordon Head United Church on Tyndall Road. Register to participate by Oct. 20th.

Dave Lang and the Twin Otters

Sunday October, 26th 6pm at Logan’s Pub

Monterey Centre Concert Band

Joe is the Conductor of the Monterey Centre Concert Band on Thursdays, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Monterey Centre in Oak Bay.

Groovin’ Hard Big Band

Joe is the director of the Groovin’ Hard Big Band.

Wednesday evenings at the Kiwanis Pavilion.

Queenie and the Groove Kings

Joe is playing with Queenie and the Groove Kings at Government House for the Long Service Awards:

Wednesday, October 1st

Thursday, October 2nd

Monday, October 6th

Tuesday, October 7th

Thursday, October 9th

Where is Joe in December?

Sunday, Dec. 7th

– On clarinet again with Stephen Brown and the Bastion Band.  From 5.30pm at the Oaks in Oak Bay

Saturday, Dec. 13th

– Joe is playing with Queenie and the Groove Kings, at the Oaks on Oak Bay Avenue.

Sunday, Dec. 14th

– Larsen Music student groups including Saxamaphone 1-3 p.m. Market Square

Monday, Dec. 22nd

– Joe is playing with the Dream-a-Littles at the Sandringham Care Centre at 1650 Fort Street.

– Joe is playing solo piano at a wedding near Government House on Monday, Dec. 22nd.

Monterey Centre Concert Band

Joe is the Conductor of the Monterey Centre Concert Band on Thursdays, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Monterey Centre in Oak Bay.

Groovin’ Hard Big Band

Joe is the director of the Groovin’ Hard Big BandWednesday evenings at the Kiwanis Pavilion.

 

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

Joe on Saxophone Care – padsavers

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 http://www.bgfranckbichon.com/. They also have a large selection of neckstraps and ligatures.

Check out Joe’s post on saxophone care.

Where is Joe in September?

Monterey Centre Concert Band

Joe is the Conductor of the Monterey Centre Concert Band on Thursdays, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Monterey Centre in Oak Bay.

Dave Lang and the Twin Otters

Joe plays swing clarinet with Dave Lang and the Twin Otters– 30s jazz & western swing styled originals plus standards.

Sunday, September 28th, 2 -5 p.m. at the Crofton Hotel

Groovin’ Hard Jazz Band

Joe is the director of the Groovin’ Hard Jazz Band.

Wednesday evenings at the Kiwanis Pavilion.

Queenie and the Groove Kings

Joe is playing with Queenie and the Groove Kings at Government House for the Long Service Awards:

Tuesday,  September 30th

Wednesday, October 1st

Thursday, October 2nd

Monday, October 6th

Tuesday, October 7th

Thursday, October 9th

Dream-a-Littles

Joe plays sweet swing classics with the Dream-a-Littles.

Thursday September 11th – noon at Centennial Square.

Dave Paulson Jazz Quintet

Joe plays jazz on alto sax with the Dave Paulson Jazz Quintet

Pacific Christian School band clinic

Tuesday morning, September 30th.

Music Lessons and Performances – All Styles