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PragueOld Town Square, Prague (photo by William Carson)

Warsaw, Krakow, Prague, Berlin
Poland, Czech Republic, Germany

Concert Band Rehearsal Schedule

Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017

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This will probably be the only time we rehearse in Concert Order

If you are graduating or student teaching (with no classes required afterwards), please inform Dr. Carson so he can acknowledge you in the program.

7:00 – Tune

7:05 – Fanfare for Tomorrow (run only)

7:10 – Discuss Publicity and Photos

7:15 – Rio Grande (spots and run)

7:35 – Whispering of Fields Unsown (run)

7:45 – Danza Final (run)

7:50 – Here We Stand (run)

7:55 – Soaring (with Al Naylor and Jerry Owen)

8:10 – Earth, Water, Fire, Sky (spots and run)

8:30 – Break

8:40 – Promising Skies (spots and run)

9:00 – dismissal



Remaining rehearsals until concert:

Monday, April 3, 4:00 – 5:45

Wednesday, April 5, 6:20 – 7:00 – Percussion Sectional

with special guest conductor, Michael J. Smith

(conducted the premier of Promising Skies)

Wednesday, April 5, 7:00 – 9:00 – special guest conductor, Michael J. Smith

Friday, April 7, 6:30 – 9:30 – special guest conductor, Robert W. Smith

(composer of Fanfare for Tomorrow, Songs of Earth, Water, Fire, Sky, and Promising Skies)



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