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Rehearsal Policy

For most rehearsals, the band meets on Tuesday evenings from 7 PM to 9 PM at The Margaret L. Vetter School at 3  Grant Avenue in Eatontown, NJ when school is in session.

Rehearsals for the 2023 fall/winter concert season start 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 6:50 PM (SHARP) until no later than 8:30 PM. Early is on time, and on time is late.

 

Several rehearsals each season will dedicate time with our vocal soloist, David. Those rehearsal evenings will be full band rehearsal form 6:50 PM to around 8:00 PM at which time those who do not accompany David are excused. Rehearsal will continue with David and those accompanying him until around 8:30.

 

NOTE: Post COVID, we've tended to start at 6:50 PM and end by 8:30 PM without a break.

Winter Break During Holidays

Spring Concert Rehearsal Schedule

 

Tuesday, February 6 – Rehearsal in Eatontown

Tuesday, February 13 – Previously scheduled rehearsal for this date is cancelled due to weather.

Tuesday, February 20, 27 (Clarinet Section Rehearsal at 6:30. Full Rehearsal at 6:50.) – Rehearsal in Eatontown

Tuesday, March 5, 12, 19, 26 – Rehearsal in Eatontown

Tuesday, April 2 – Special rehearsal at Atonement Lutheran Church, but exclusively with David. Only those who accompany him will attend. All others have the evening off.
Tuesday, April 9, 16, 23 – Rehearsal in Eatontown

See Spring Concert Schedule for details. Here is a link to our Concert Poster suitable for printing on standard printer paper to display at work, school, church, etc.


Sunday, April 28 – Concert-2:00 pm-warm-up 1:30 pm- St. John’s Methodist Church 2000 Florence Street, Hazlet
Tuesday, April 30 – Rehearsal in Eatontown
Sunday, May 5 – Concert-2:00 pm-warm-up 1:30 pm-St. Thomas Lutheran Church 135 Salmon Street, Brick
Tuesday, May 7, 14 – Rehearsal in Eatontown
Saturday, May 18 – Concert-7:00 pm- Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall-Princeton University-68 Nassau Street, Princeton. Highlighted summary of our day:

  • 2:00 pm - Depart on band busses from the Brookdale Communiversity Wall Campus parking lot. You do not need to sign up for the buses. You only need to inform the band if you do NOT plan to take the band provided bus.

  • You will need to bring your instrument, music and concert dress. You will not need to bring a music stand.

  • There are no dressing rooms at Princeton. You will not have an opportunity to change between street clothes and our concert dress there. You will need to wear most of all of your concert dress during the entire day.

  • We should arrive at Princeton at about 3:00 pm. We will set up and rehearse in the auditorium to know how to adjust accordingly.

  • Dinner will be provided for band members at a neighboring church at about 5:00 pm.

  • Concert at 7:00 pm.

  • Leave between 9:30 to 10:00 pm and arriving back to the Wall Campus about 45 minutes later.

  • Additional information:

 

Tuesday, May 21 – Band Dinner-6:00 pm-Jumping Brook Country Club 210 Jumping Brook Road, Neptune

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