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Author:  Wildabeast [ Tue Dec 17, 2002 9:55 am ]
Post subject:  Santa Clara County Honor Band

Congratulations to all who survived the audition process.

To all else, you are invited to hear this fine group which has been commented as being better than other all-state ensembles throughout the nation. The performance of the Santa Clara County Band Directors Association Honor Band is scheduled for Sunday, January 19th at 2pm. The venue is Spangenberg Theater on the campus of Henry Gunn High School in Palo Alto. This year's guest conductor is Dr. Ed Harris, Director of Bands at San Jose State University.

Author:  Wildabeast [ Wed Jan 15, 2003 5:58 pm ]
Post subject:  SCCBDA Honor Band this Sunday!!!!!

Concert is this SUNDAY, JAN. 19th. Look in the "Events" forum for more information!!!!!!

Author:  Wildabeast [ Sun Jan 19, 2003 10:49 pm ]
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What a great concert you guys gave today!!! Ed Harris is truly a great mind to work with. Heh, even if you had the extra "encore" for recording purposes, you guys sounded like you weren't even tired. I fell in love with a new piece I've never heard before....Eric Whitacre's "October."

For those of you who missed the concert because of football, you can order a CD through http://www.johnsondigital.com. I believe the price is $15.00.

Author:  Wildabeast [ Sun Feb 23, 2003 9:19 pm ]
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Finally received the CD of the performance on Saturday and listening to it now. So far so good.....

Author:  Hostrauser [ Sun Feb 23, 2003 10:01 pm ]
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What pieces were performed? I didn't see a listing on the site.

Author:  Wildabeast [ Sun Feb 23, 2003 10:53 pm ]
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Phantom Phan wrote:
What pieces were performed? I didn't see a listing on the site.


1. Savannah River Holiday - Ron Nelson
2. October - Eric Whitacre
3. Introduction and Samba for Alto Saxophone and Band - Maurice Whitney
features Joe Hayes, alto sax from Palo Alto HS (very, very good!!!!!)
4. Scotch Straspey and Reel - Percy Grainger/arr. Leroy Osmon
5. Suite from the Opera "Merry Mount" - Howard Hanson/ wind arr. by John Boyd
6. Wedding Dance - Jacques Press/arr. Frederick Fennell

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