For Band Members

Some information about the two Memorial Day (Monday, May 28) events:

*Dress for both events: Dark bottoms, white shirts.

***If you have questions about whether an event will be happening due to weather, call my cell phone and listen to the message.***

Hopkinton ‘Parade’ (actually NOT a parade):

WE WILL BE SEATED FOR THIS EVENT. Please arrive and be ready to play by 9:30 for 10:00 parade start. We will be seated along the side of the road, outside, near town hall and the cemetery entrance on Main St in Hopkinton. (Town hall is located at 330 Main St, for those who like to have an address.)

*Bring a music stand.
*Remember to bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, sweater, hat, etc. since we are outside for this event.
* Dress is dark bottoms, white shirts.

Dunbarton Memorial Day ceremony:
Will be held at the Dunbarton Elementary School, 20 Robert Rogers Rd.
Please be ready to play by 12:30. We will start playing as early as 12:40.
*Bring a music stand. We will be inside for this event.
*Dress for both events: Dark bottoms, white shirts.
*List of the pieces Jim will choose from for Dunbarton is at the bottom of this email.

Let me, Lucy or Jim know if you have any questions—


Dunbarton Memorial Day
Jim will select from the following:

America the Beautiful
American Heritage Suite
Ashokan Farewell
Children’s Prayer
God Bless America
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
National Emblem
Red River Valley
Sentimental Journey
Simple Gifts
During Ceremony:
National Emblem, Trio section-

Played slowly for entrance of national colors
Star Spangled Banner – new version (Sousa’s)
Armed Forces Salute
Taps (w/Echo)

After Ceremony
Let Evening Come

Hello Band Mates!

I’m so glad that you have come back for more.  This rehearsal season has already begun and we have lots of new music to learn and old music to polish.  Below is a list of the new music.  We retired some old favorites and have tried to move our music up a few decades to include music from the 1950s, 60s and 70s.  There will be some exciting music this year–please try to make it to as many rehearsals as possible.  Some of our old pieces will be run through only once this rehearsal season.  We have only 11 rehearsals until we begin our preview shows in Concord.

I will try to post the rehearsal notes on this site so you can see what did in rehearsals so far, and what I plan for the upcoming rehearsals.  See you soon.

New Music for 2018
Blue Moon
Blues Brothers, The
Bohemian Rhapsody
Carry On Wayward Son
Children’s Prayer
Disco Lives!
Doors In Concert, The
Fidgety Feet
Flintstones, (Meet) The
Guys and Dolls
On Broadway
Pictures at an Exhibition
Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey
Red River Valley
Simpsons, The
Slapdash March
Spiderman, Theme from
Stairway to Heaven
Star Wars – The Marches
Superman Suite
Tuxedo Junction
Welcome Back
Welcome Fanfare