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Hello Musicians,

In this message you'll find: Concert Program
Here is an advance copy of the concert program.  Note that the page order may seem strange when you print the program - that's because the file is intended to be printed double-sided and then folded.  Also be aware that some computer setups may require you to download the linked files first in order to print them.  Of course, we will have programs available at the concert for our guests.

Concert Logistical Details
Most of this is what we've told you before, but there are a couple of new items.  New items are indicated in bold italics.

The concert takes place Sunday April 14 in the Sanctuary at Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave, starting at 2:30pm.  Donations will be gratefully accepted at the door, with a view to supporting the non-profit musical endeavors of ONHB and OrKidstra. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Only stage crew, percussion and refreshment set up volunteers may enter the church at 12:30 – please be quiet as church activities will still be in progress and we are not officially booked in until 1:30.
Musicians are reminded to ARRIVE AFTER 1:15 pm – church activities and set up for concert ONLY before this time.
Several bands will share the same room to store belongings and for warming up. During the short break at 4:15, concert band members will pick up belongings as jazz bands are warming up.  

To avoid problems, stash belongings as indicated below. Enter and exit quietly to respect the warm up time of other groups.

Please clean up any puddles from your instruments in the warmup rooms and the sanctuary.
  • Bytown BB musicians will leave their stands on stage following their performance for other concert bands to use.
  • Capital Crescendos will bring 20 extra stands to the stage for their performance, and leave them in place until the end of the concert band concert.
  • Jumpin' Jazz will bring their stands to the stage and leave for jazz bands
  • PLEASE MARK STANDS FOR EASY ID (name, band, plus small ribbon or coloured sticker).
David Hooton is Stage Manager - Please do not move any chairs on stage unless asked.  

Entering and exiting the stage - BB will be on stage before the concert start time.  All other bands will enter from the hall door nearest the stage.  Percussion and back row, starting with people at conductor's view left hand, can enter from the ramp; the other rows can enter, from back to front, from the floor, using the front stairs.  Each band waits until the previous band has exited, the stage has been adjusted by the stage crew for them, and Dave the stage manager gives a signal.
Contributions for refreshments may be dropped off in Scout Hall between 1:15 and 3:30.
12:30 Stage crew set up info and instructions:
David Hooton Stage Manager, (assisted by Felicia, consultant - past stage manager), Sarah Jaleel, Piero Slogar and two stage crew from BB, RR and CC
Scout Hall set up for refreshments – Paul Hempel and team- 6 tables around room
Percussion teams from all bands, lead by one Capital Crescendos percussionist for set up
Arrive, set up, warm up, tune, meet with band for short group warm up.
BB -  leave cases, coats, and warm up in choir room behind stage, then on stage 1:45
RR – Chapel          1:40 (leave belongings to right)
EE – Banquet Hall  1:55 (leave belongings along wall, near kitchen corner)
CC – Banquet Hall 1:40 (leave belongings on North wall, to left)
RC – Lower Hall      2:10 (leave belongings on left side of room, under windows)
JJB – Chapel           4:00, then on stage 4:30 (belongings to left and back)
DJB – Banquet Hall  4:15  (place cases on wall furthest from the door)
TBA- Lower Hall       4:15 (leave belongings on right side of room)
*Leave NO VALUABLES in rooms- leave at home, wear on person.
  Mark your name clearly on music binders, stands, cases, etc.
**No set up provided for warm up areas – use own stand for warm up.
2:30-4:15 Five concert bands – performance times:
BB 2:30,     RR 2:50,     CC 3:10,     EE 3: 30,      RC 3:50
15 minutes each, plus 5 minutes transition time.
4:15 Light refreshments served in Scout Hall
Rideau Cadences percussionists move percussion to back of stage
  • except vibes, piano, drum kit, trap table with claves, tambourine, shaker
EE and RC – two stage crew volunteers from each band help stage change
4:15 – 4:45 Set-up, warm up  for the jazz bands
Keyboard and Amps for three bands (Mapex kit and 2 bass amps available at Woodroffe).
4:45 or as ready Three jazz bands perform  - approximate times JJB 4:45, DJB 5:05, TBA  5:25  
(Paul and team – Refreshment area packed up)
6 – 6:45
Break set info and instructions:
Concert Band Percussionists to remove and store percussion, lead by one CC perc.and store in two usual locations (Scout Hall closet, Choir Room closet)
Jazz Band team pack sound equipment, drum kit to cupboard in Choir Room, keyboard.
Stage crew remove chairs in stacks, with dollies, and replace choral risers and choir chairs.
7 Out

Update on May Intercity Band Clinic
The concert band is full, with a waiting list.  The jazz band has room for two trumpets, four trombones, guitar and bass guitar.

To register, send an email to Judy Mayerovitch at with your name, instrument and whether you'll be doing concert or jazz band. 

See you on Sunday.
The ONHB Team
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