It’s been a while since the last post, so I will try to catch up with some short ones while still pressed for time.
April 6, 2013:
The SMCM Choir and Orchestra had a concert at Leonardtown High School (L.H.S.) and presented a pretty demanding program for all of those involved. I sat in for Principal Trombone and we played
Rimsky-Korsakov’s -Capriccio espanol
Stravinsky’s -Firebird 1919 Suite (I nailed the trombone gliss)
Mozart’s -Requiem with Guest Soloists:
Joan McFarland, soprano; Linda Maguire, mezzo-soprano; Joshua Baumgardner, tenor; Jeffery Tarr, bass (Tuba Mirum with Mr. Tarr also went well).
For this concert, like the one we played at Great Mills High School, I reserved the venue, worked with the band director and events coordinator at L.H.S. for equipment needs, scheduled the piano tuner, advised interns on stage set-up, contacted the guest artists for bio information and schedule of payment, advertised for the concert through school wide email blasts and social media, and finally also produced the programs .