Thursday (7/30) I'll be playing tuba at the gazebo in Ryckman Park @ 7:00 pm in Brocton with the New Horizons Band
Friday (7/31)) I'll be playing tuba at the Gazebo in Barker Common in Fredonia @ 7:00 pm with the New Horizons Band.
Saturday (8/1) I'll be playing tuba at Bemus Point on the floating stage at 2:30 with the New Horizons Band, Cassadaga Band and Jamestown Municipal Band.
Also on Saturday (8/1) I'll be playing trombone at the St. John's Italian Festival at 5:15 with Dr. Rick's Big Band.
Sunday (8/2) my chops will be recovering!!!!
Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
We’ve all heard the parade of experts claiming they have the perfect solution to the “health care crisis.” I am sure you have heard the ideas that if you're a senior, you need to suck it up and give up the idea that you need any health care. A new hip? Unheard of. We simply can't afford to take care of you anymore. You don't need any medications for your high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, etc. Let’s take care of the young people. After all, they will be ruling the world very soon.
So here is the solution. When you turn 70, you get a gun and 4 bullets. You are allowed to shoot 2 senators and 2 representatives. Of course, you will be sent to prison where you will get 3 meals a day, a roof over your head and all the health care you need!!! New teeth, great!!! Need glasses, no problem. New hip, knee, kidney, lung, heart? Bring it on. And who will be paying for all of this. The same government that just told you that you are too old for health care. And, since you are a prisoner, you don't have to pay any income tax.
This is the real solution for elder health care!!!!!!!!!
*Thanks to Betty for the suggestion*
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
The chorus has been working on organizational improvements to the group. The chorus now has its own checking account. I want to personally thank all those who have helped make this possible.
We have a little money in the account and we are now able to accept donations directly into the chorus account.
We are still accepting your recommendations as to a name for our chorus. If you have a suggestion(s), please let me know.
I also would like to know your vision for this group. Would you like to sing once a year? Twice a year? What time of year would be best?
If this chorus is to continue, we need your suggestions and help.
Thank you for all your past support.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, 7/30 @ 7:00 pm: playing tuba w/New Horizons Band @ The Brocton Gazebo
Friday, 7/31 @ 7:00 pm: playing tuba w/New Horizons Band @ Fredonia Gazebo
Saturday, 8/1 @ 2:00 pm: playing tuba w/New Horizons Band & Cassadaga Band & Jamestown Municipal Band @ Bemus Point Pops
SAME DAY (8/1): @ 5:30 pm: playing trombone w/Dr. Rick's Big Band @ Jamestown Italian Festival
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Friday (7/17) Guest conduct NHB @ SUNY Fredonia
Saturday (7/18) Play w/Niagara Frontier Brass Quintet in Ithaca, NY
Wednesday (7/22) 7:00: Play w/Golando Big Band @ Fredonia Gazebo
Thursday (7/23) 7:00: Play w/Dr. Rick's Big Band @ Lakewood Beach
Thursday (7/30) 7:00: Play w/New Horizons Band @ Brocton Gazebo
Friday (7/31) 7:00: Play w/New Horizons Band @ Fredonia Gazebo
Saturday (8/1) 2:00: Play w/New Horizons Band @ Bemus Point
5:30: Play w/Dr. Rick's Big Band @ Jamestown Italian Festival
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
The chorus will present the patriotic musical: 'Our Flag Was Still There' on Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 3:00 pm @ The Catttaraugus Christian Camp - 9714 Leon Road (Route 353 & County Road 6) in Cattaraugus, NY.
Report time for the chorus is 2:00 pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
We had our last chorus rehearsal last night (7/7/09) in preparation for Sunday's (7/12/09) concert @ the Cattaraugus Christian Camp in Cattaraugus, NY. We had a very good turnout and the singers are ready.
Sunday's (7/12/) report time is 2:00 pm.
Concert start time is 3:00 pm.
Thanks to everyone involved for your help.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
The last chorus rehearsal in preparation for our upcoming patriotic concert in Cattaraugus is tonight (7/7/09) at The First Baptist Church - 32 Main Street (Route 20) in Silver Creek @ 7:00 pm.
Next Concert: Sunday, July 12, 2009 @ 3:00 pm at The Cattaraugus Christian Camp - 9714 Leon Road - Route 353 & County Road 6 (one mile south of the village) in Cattaraugus.
Report time: 2:00 pm
Attire: any combination of red/white/blue w/comfortable shoes.
Remember your books and small flag
Monday, July 6, 2009
My weekend behind my horn at the Silver Creek Central High School band/chorus reunion weekend.
Someone snapped my picture while in rehearsal.
You will note that I am watching the conductor!
*Note my friend and virtuoso artist Diana Bley is just to my left.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
I had a great week playing tuba. I had the privilege of rehearsing with the Niagara Frontier Brass Quintet for almost 3 hours Thursday night. They have some wonderfully difficult pieces in their folder.
I was asked to play in the Silver Creek High School band reunion to honor the Ron Sutherland era. We had 3 hours of rehearsal Friday (7/3/09) night, 3 hours of rehearsal Saturday (7/4/09) morning and the concert in the afternoon.
The band was great and I was also very impressed by their reunion choir.
Well done Silver Creek!
Friday, July 3, 2009
Fourth of July Barbecue Cookout
More than 66 million Americans will have a barbecue during this 4th of July holiday. Although we don’t have a fixed menu for the celebration of the Fourth, you can almost count on traditional favorites such as hamburgers and hot dogs, chicken, ribs, garden salads, potato salad, chips and watermelon.
Following is a summary of where these foods come from:
There's a 1-in-6 chance the beef on your backyard grill came from Texas. The Lone Star State is the leader in the production of cattle and calves.
The chicken on your barbecue grill probably came from one of the top broiler-producing states: Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama, North Carolina and Mississippi.
The lettuce in your salad or on your hamburger probably was grown in California, which accounts for nearly three-quarters of USA lettuce production.
Fresh tomatoes in your salad most likely came from Florida or California, which, combined, produced more than two-thirds of U.S. tomatoes. The ketchup on your hamburger or hot dog probably came from California, which accounted for 95 percent of processed tomato production last year.
As to potato salad or potato chips or fries, Idaho and Washington produces about one-half of the nation's spuds.
For dessert, six states — California, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Arizona and Indiana — combined to produce about 80 percent of watermelons last year.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Chorus rehearsal is Tuesday, July 7 @ 7:00 pm at The First Baptist Church - 32 Main Street - Route 20 in Silver Creek.
Chorus concert is Sunday, July 12 @ 3:00 pm at The Cattaraugus Christian Camp - 9714 Leon Road - Route 353 @ County Road 6 in Cattaraugus. The camp is one mile south of the village of Cattaraugus.