HCB Rehearsal Notes Tuesday March 19

Hi all,
Here are the rehearsal notes for our upcoming Tuesday rehearsal on March 19th, along with details for our Celtic concert at St. Patrick’s Church on Sunday, March 24th and our combined concert with the Halifax West Band at the Bella Rose on Tuesday, March 26th.
Please be aware that we have a lot of material to cover on our March 19th practice so it will run much like a dress rehearsal with limited technical rehearsal opportunities.
Tuesday, March 19 For the Celtic Concert 1) Warm-up chorales from Assorted Chorales 2) Irish Sing-Along Medleys with Dick Sayer (6:35 pm)          #1-Wild Irish Rose/Irish Eyes are Smiling          #2-MacNamara’s Band/Black Velvet Band          #3-Peggy O’Neil/Peg O’ My Heart 3) Celtic Farewell with bagpiper Cameron Barrett (6: 50) 4)  St. Patrick’s Parade (7:10) 5) May the Road Rise 6) Brian Boru’s Patrol 7) Irish Tune from County Derry 8) A Foggy Dew 9) Longford Legend (Young Molly Bawn and Killyburn Brae) 10) Celtic Suite 11) An Irish Rhapsody
For the Combined HCB/West Band Concert 12) Red Covered Bridge 13) Holst Suite-(2 movements) Song of the Blacksmith and Fantasia ‘Dargason’ 14) Fantasy on American Sailing Songs
Concert Details 1) The Halifax Concert Band Celtic Concert     Sunday, March 24th, 2024     2 pm (Admission-collection at the door)     St. Patrick’s Church     2263 Brunswick Street Halifax
Please be at St. Patrick’s Church by 1:15 pm for assembly and warm-up Set-up crew please arrive for 1 pm Equipment Truck unload crew for 12:45 (side parking lot) (please note: equipment truck loading at Halifax West High School for those volunteers is set for 3:30 pm on Friday March 22nd at the band room)
The program order for the Celtic Concert is:
1  St.Patrick’s Parade……………Robert Washburn 2  Brian Boru’s Patrol………Traditional.  Arr. Ron MacKay 3  Sing-Along #1 (Wild Irish Rose/Irish Eyes are Smiling) 4  May The Road Rise……… Traditional.  Arr. Markus Gotz 5  Irish Tune from County Derry……..Percy Grainger 6  Sing-Along #2 (MacNamara’s Band/Black Velvet Band) 7  A Foggy Dew………………..Arr.  Ron MacKay 8  Celtic Farewell………….Michael Sweeney 9  The Ron MacKay Music for Life Horn Club 10  Sing-Along #3 (Peggy O’Neil/Peg O’ My Heart) 11  Longford Legend………Arr. Robert Sheldon      1-Young Molly Brown    2-Killyburn Brae 12  Celtic Suite…………………Eliot Del Borgo 13  An Irish Rhapsody…………..Clare Grundman
Dress is formal black (with optional Irish accessories) Please bring a music stand (except front row and percussion) and stand light if needed.
Parking is available along the side of the church by the accessible ramp. All other parking can be found on the street. Note:-at this point, we do not have permission to park at St. George’s Round Church parking lot
 2) Combined HCB and Halifax West Band Concert      Tuesday, March 26th 2024      7 pm (Admission-collection at the door)      Bella Rose Arts Centre (inside Halifax West High School)
The West High School Concert Bands (Grade 10 and Senior) will begin the program and the HCB  will be on after they perform.
Our program list and order is: 1) Fantasy on American Sailing Songs 2) The Red Covered Bridge 3) Celtic Farewell 4) Holst 2nd Suite in F (2 movements-Song of the Blacksmith and Fantasia ‘Dargason’)
(Also please have Assorted Chorales on stage with you as a quick warm-up before we perform)
David Burtt has asked us to use the band room (not the Green Room) for our assembly/warm-up and I ask all members to arrive by no later than 6:30 pm for that. At 7 pm we will take our places in the theatre seating as audience members. Dress for the concert will be all- black with the HCB band shirts (or black top).
Also, it is important to let you know of two date changes coming up. First is that our Kiwanis Festival performance is now on April 30th at Seton Hall at Mount St. Vincent University rather than the May 7th date that was posted earlier. Details regarding our performance time are not yet finalized but the festival will be letting me know by next week.
Second, our proposed Combined Concert with Fiona’s Halifax Regional Arts Senior Band and the Halifax Concert Band is being moved to the Fall so there will be no performance on April 23rd. There will be a regular rehearsal that night instead. The new date will be announced in September.
Thanks and see you on Tuesday, March 19th. Dave