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 2022 fall/winter concert season star 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 10 minutes prior) until 9:00 PM, but we usually end 15 minutes prior. Early is on time, and on time is late. NOTE: Post COVID, we've tended to start at 6:50 PM and end by 8:30 PM without a break.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
|Across The Great Plains||Publisher Recording, Zone 15 Senior High Area All State (NY) and Glandale Community College Concert Band|
|American Flourish||Publisher Recording, St. John's College High School Wind Ensemble and NC State Symphonic Band|
|Big Band Signatures||Concordia University Chicago Wind Symphony, Costal Communities Concert Band and Honolulu Community Concert Band|
|Centuria||Publisher Recording, Singapore Wind Symphony and I suspect a school band in Hong Kong|
|Fate of the Gods||Publisher Recording, Walking Frog Concert Band and Queensland Wind and Brass|
|Festival of American Spirituals||Publisher Recording|
|Flutation||The Delaware Valley Wind Symphony
||The Lion King
||Publisher Recording, Publisher Recording, Banda de S„o Mamede de Ribatua and IKL Blasorchester
||On The Mall
||Publisher Recording, North Coast Symphonic Band, Montgomery County Concert Band and Eastman Wind Ensemble
||Tiptoe Through the Tubas
||Rochester New Horizons Combined Band, Montomery Village Community Band, Coastal Communities Concert Band and Unknown Performers
||Stars and Stripes Forever
||Publisher Recording and Greater Shore Concert Band 2017