For most rehearsals, the band meets on Tuesday evenings from 7 PM to 9 PM at The Margaret L. Vetter School on Grant Avenue in Eatontown, NJ when school is in session.
Rehearsals for the 2017 fall/winter concert start[ed] in early September and last until the final fall/winter concert. The band takes a hiatus during the winter holiday season, and begins spring rehearsals in January for our final concerts in April and May.
Rehearsals are mostly on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 PM (SHARP - actually about 5 minutes prior) until 9:00 PM - actually about 5 minutes early. Important dates or exceptions are in bold below.
Contact the Band's Executive Secretary for details.
If you are unable to attend a rehearsal or concert, please send e-mail to the bandís e-mail address, at [email protected].
Below are recordings we are currently practicing. They are listed mostly in alphabetical order. They are provided for you reference, practice, etc.
When possible the publisher's recording will be provided. We may not take it at their speed, and we may make adjustments, but they should definitely help with tricky rhythms.
Videos, such as via YouTube, will be provided too. There will mostly be other bands. Their quality may not be as polished as the publishers recording, but YouTube allows you to slow down or speed up playback without affecting pitch. This change in speed, in either direction, may help you master a piece too.
Since many of our pieces appeared in movies, or musicals and then movies, Iíve included original clips in case you werenít familiar with their original form.
|William Tell - Finale||The President's Own United States Marine Band queued at where we start and I think the same arrangement - moves fast, take at 75% speed at first, Uncredited recording, Home Guards Band recorded in 1908, Lone Ranger TV Opening and Closing from 1949 and Bugs Bunny Rides Again starting at 4:49|
|Golden Age of Broadway - Musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein II||JW Peppers Professional Recording and Solano Winds
Clips from the movies...
Getting To Know You
The Carousel Waltz
Climb Every Mountain
|Flutation||The Delaware Valley Wind Symphony and Brunswick Bands|
|Gee, Officer Krupke||JW Peppers Professional Recording and Hal Leonard Concert Band
Gee, Officer Krupke" scene from the movie, "West Side Story."
|A Saint-sational Trio!||JW Peppers Professional Recording and WW Valley Bands|
|March "Grandioso"||United States Navy Band, US Army Band and The University Of Texas Longhorn Band, which includes "Grandioso" in their Pregame performed at a high school band festival. There's a great dramatic pause in the middle too.|
|At the Movies||JW Peppers Professional Recording
From the real movies...
2001: A Space Odyssey
Singin' in the Rain
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Somewhere Over the Rainbow from "The Wizard of Oz."
|Amparito Roca||JW Peppers Professional Recording, Hal Leonard Concert Band and Wind Band Central and super fast|
|In All Its Glory||JW Peppers Professional Recording and Uncredited performance|
|Flight of the Bumble Bee||Uncredited live performance
Let me know if you find a closer rendention to ours.
|The Lion King||JW Peppers Professional Recording and Hal Leonard Concert Band
From the movie...
Opening and Circle of Life
I Just Canít Wait To Be King
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
King of Pride Rock
|Stars and Stripes Forever||Recording from publisher|