January 2010 Newsletter
Big Band Recorders
DATE: Sunday, January 17, 2010
TIME: 2:00 p.m.
PLACE: Victoria Taylor's Home
The January meeting will be at Victoria Taylor's home, not at our usual church location. Please call Dick Munz (303-286-7909), Bruce Nelson (303-755-7808), Janet Handmaker (303-221-6066), or Paul Brunson (303-451-5967) if you need directions. This should be a wonderful change of pace for us, playing jazz music in Victoria's lovely home. Thanks go out in advance to Victoria for being such a gracious, wonderful hostess!
In this program, StopTime members will conduct individual section rehearsals (soprano, alto, tenor, bass/great bass/humongous bass/sackbut,etc.) in some big band and quartet numbers. The big band numbers will be "China Town" and "After You've Gone". Then we will convene in the great hall to make a full orchestra and create a recorder big band sound. This should be great fun for all. Refreshments will be served.
Our Leaders for This Meeting
StopTime is one of the Chapter's ambassadors to the outside world. StopTime focuses on jazzy music, including rag, dixieland, and swing. StopTime players include Philip Belefski, Erin Bell, Gary Gregor, Janet Handmaker, Dick Munz, Ed Pinfield, and Susy Wilcox, and together they have performed before nearly a thousand people this past year, publicizing the fun of playing the recorder.
Play Jewish music
Janet Handmaker is hosting an open playing session on January 6th from 2:00-4:00 at her home near the tech center. There's room for 5 in her music room, so please RSVP at (303) 221-6066 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The music is challenging and someone at an intermediate playing level would be comfortable.
Twelfth Night in Greece
Jan 9, 2010, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Bruce has declared Jan. 10 the cutoff day for Directory listing.
If you want to be listed (of course you do) then you need to have
your application and dues in by then. For that matter, if you want
a copy of the Directory, the same deadline applies. Don't miss out.
Denver Chapter Recorder Workshop/Event
The Denver Chapter's March activity will be truly unique. Paul Brunson has programmed an all-day event in lieu of the normal third Sunday meeting. This new event will include recorder players (and other instrumentalists as well) learning English country dance music, then playing for (and perhaps dancing with) English country dance aficionados brought in specially for this event. No way would you want to miss this.
You can download thefull announcement and the enrollment form from our website, www.DenverRecorderSociety.org. Print out the announcement, fill in the registration form and mail it and your check to Paul Brunson.
Note that the regular third Sunday session of the Denver Chapter will not be held in March, and the program previously scheduled will be held in May instead.
I'm looking forward to being there and I'm hoping you are too.
Newbie Meeting Announcement
There will be no Newbie Group meeting in January. It will resume in February.
Members in Good Standing
Jill Adams, Karen Anderson, Shirley Baker, Jann Benson, Rebecca Beshore, Roberta Blanc, David Brock, Paul Brunson, Kitty Comstock, Bill Conklin, Virginia Cortes, Lynda Coy, Charles Dana, Keith Emerson, Mike Emptage, Barbara Fahey, Nancy Fey, Judy Fritz, Rose Mary Glista, Elaine Granata, Janet Handmaker, Patrick Heid, Chris Hollingsworth, Deborah Horner, Phil Klos, John LeVett, Joyce Lowery, Bob McCarroll, Peggy McCreary, Lisa McInnis, Judy Miller, Dick Munz, Jennifer Myers, Bruce Nelson, Ruth Neubauer, Gail Nickless, Susan Osborn, Bob Pease, Margaret Peterson, Ed Pinfield, Connie Primus, Sally Pyle, Karl Reque, Justine Romero, Miriam Rosenblum, Virginia Schlieker, Mary Scott, Mary Sloan, Pat Selby, Victoria Taylor, Rosi Terada, Gerrie Vendegna, Trudy Wayne, Susan Wilcox, Ann Williams, Madeline Zanetti, Mayianne Zwahlen. If your name does not appear on this list following the month you mail your check, please contact Dick Munz.
News of the activities
and postings from area musical groups having recorder players. Check
the chapter website for a listing of all groups that we know of,
including contact information.
It appears to me that the younger generation is not very interested in recorders, however, there are many of these players in the community orchestras around town. I don't think we are going to be able to rely on people who play recorder or the gamba if we really want to be serious about playing all the wonderful music from the early period of music history.
If you are a recorder
player who wants to play with us, call me ASAP, while I have some
room left. Bill Conklin 303-455-0837
Recorders for Sale
Zenon Alto (maple) $100, Zenon Tenor (cherry) $140. Both in very good condition. Contact Paul Brunson, 303-451-4967, email@example.com
Get a Gamba!
Interested in learning more about the Viola da Gamba? A limited number of student quality viols are available for rental at a reasonable monthly rate. Please call Bill Conklin at 303-455-0837 for more information.
TIME TO RENEW!
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