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 2018 fall/winter concert start[ed] 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 5 minutes prior) until 9:00 PM - actually about 5 minutes early. Important dates or exceptions are in bold below.
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.
|Herald the Holidays||Publisher recording|
|Go Tell It on the Mountain||Publisher recording|
|Bells of Christmas||Greater Shore Concert Band
Cypress College Symphony
The Heart of Texas Concert Band
Publisher recording; however, it's the "Full Orchestra" version, so it's different instrumentation and a different key from our arrangement. However, the rhythms are correct for your reference, even if you can't play along easily.
|Happy Xmas (War is Over)||Publisher recording|
|Chanukah Celebration||Professional recording and fast|
|Charlie Brown Christmas||Lynnwood Community Band. Unable to find publisher recording.|
|Amazing Grace||Publisher recording on YouTube, with possible 5 second ad
Amazing Grace Landing Page with another recording option (look for headphones icon), without ad
|Cowboy Christmas||Publisher recording|
|My Favorite Things (Vocal Solo Feature)||Publisher recording; however, this is an instrumental recording, so the melody will be sung rather than played|
|Ultimate Christmas Sing-Along||Publisher recording, with vocals too|
|Christmas Favorites||Aberdeen Music Centre. Unable to find publisher recording.|
|Stars and Stripes Forever||Publisher recording|