Stambaugh Youth Concert Band Member Blog

Rehearsal 3-9-21

Reminder:
Stambaugh Youth Concert Band rehearsal today starting at 6:00pm

This evening’s schedule is as follows:

• 6:00pm – “Weber Clarinet Concerto”- Concert Hall
• 6:00pm – Saxophone Ensemble – Ballroom
• 6:35pm – Brass Ensemble – Concert Hall
• 6:35pm – Woodwind Choir – Ballroom
• 7:00pm – Flute Ensemble/Clarinet Choir – Ballroom
• 7:35pm – Percussion Ensemble – Concert Hall
• 7:35pm – Brass Ensemble – Ballroom
• 7:35pm – Clarinet Quartet

Rehearsal Cancelled 2.16.21

Band Members,

Due to inclement weather, Stambaugh Youth Concert Band rehearsal for tonight, Tuesday, February 16, is canceled. Rehearsal will resume on Tuesday, February 23, at 6:00 PM.

Stay Safe!

Rehearsal 2-2-21

Reminder:
Stambaugh Youth Concert Band rehearsal today starting at 6:00pm

This evening’s schedule is as follows:

• 6:00pm – “Flight of the Piasa,” “Weber Clarinet Concerto,” and “National Anthem” – Concert Hall
• 6:35pm – Brass Ensemble – Concert Hall
• 6:35pm – Woodwind Choir – Ballroom
• 7:05pm – Clarinet Ensemble – Christman Hall
• 7:05pm – Flute Ensemble – Ballroom
• 7:35pm – Percussion Ensemble – Concert Hall
• 7:35pm – Saxophone Sextet – Christman Hall
• 7:35pm – Brass Ensemble – Ballroom

Rehearsal 1-26-21

Tuesday, January 26, will start the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band 2021 Spring semester.

If anyone on the roster plays the string bass, please email Mr. Husosky and let him know.

Weekly Schedule
(subject to change)


-Doors will open and temperature checks will begin at 5:25pm on Tuesday evenings.
-When you arrive, please enter the building via the west entry, the entrance under the marquee on the parking lot side of the building.
-Please be sure to wear a mask unless you are playing your instrument. Percussion should wear a mask at all times.
-We ask that only SYCB students enter the building, parents and other guests are to wait outside of the building.
-If you are part of Flight of the Piasa, Weber Clarinet Concerto, and National Anthem, please be in the Concert Hall in your seat ready for rehearsal to start by 6:00pm
-Those that are part of the brass ensembles, please be in the Concert Hall ready to for rehearsal by 6:35pm. When you enter, please be quiet as there will be a rehearsal going on. Brass ensembles will move to the Ballroom at 7:35pm.
-Those that are in the Woodwind Choir, please be in the Ballroom ready for rehearsal by 6:35pm.
-Those in the Clarinet Ensembles, please be in the Christman Hall (3rd floor), ready for rehearsal by 7:05pm
-Those in the Flute Ensemble, please be in the Ballroom ready to play by 7:05pm
-Those that are part of the percussion ensemble, please be in the Concert Hall, ready to setup by 7:35pm
-Those in the Saxophone Sextet, please be in the Christman Hall (3rd floor), ready for rehearsal by 7:35pm

SYCB Spring Semester 2021

The Stambaugh Youth Concert Band (SYCB) will be holding auditions for students who did not participate in the Fall of 2020. New Student Auditions for the Spring 2021 ensembles will be held on January 12, 2021, from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Students who participated in SYCB during the Fall of 2020 are not required to audition again for Spring 2021.

General Requirements for SYCB students:

Student must be:
A member in good standing of their high school instrumental music program
In grades 9 through 12, consideration given to 8th graders 
Recommended by their high school band director
Home school students must be recommended by private teacher
Students selected will follow all guidelines, rules, and regulations of SYCB
Students joining SYCB for the spring only will be responsible for a $50.00 fee.
Students are required to bring the personnel form to their audition, the form should be completed and signed.

The Spring 2021 Schedule is as follows:
January 26, 2021 – first rehearsal from 6:00pm – 8:30pm
February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6 – weekly rehearsals from 6:00pm – 8:30pm
April 11, 2021 – SYCB dress rehearsal from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
April 13, 2021 – SYCB Spring Concert

Seniors who audition on January 12 and are accepted will be eligible to audition for a senior solo. Anyone who wishes to do so, should sign up for a senior solo audition time when they sign up for their SYCB audition.

SYCB Spring Information

Please take the time to look over this full post, information about SYCB starting in January is included.

First, we want to congratulate all of you on a great concert. Thank you for your hard work and dedication. You all overcame many challenges and presented a concert that has been and continues to be enjoyed by many. The November 17 concert helped to bring a little bit of normalcy and share the power of the performing arts with the people who were in the audience in person and online. The live stream helped bring the largest audience an SYCB concert has ever had and it is still growing. You should be proud of your musical accomplishments both personally and as ensembles.

Looking ahead to January, we know a lot may happen between now and then, but this is the plan at this point. We will let you know about adjustments as we move closer to these dates, but please put these on your calendar and begin to prepare.

• January 12, 2021 – auditions for new students. If you auditioned and participated during fall 2020, then you do not need to audition again.
• January 19, 2021 – senior solo auditions. This is for any senior member of SYCB who wishes to audition for a senior solo. Sign up information will be provided soon.
• January 26, 2021 – first spring semester SYCB rehearsal from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.
• February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6 – weekly SYCB rehearsals from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
• April 11, 2021 – SYCB dress rehearsal from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
• April 13, 2021 – SYCB Spring Concert

We are also planning to distribute music in early January so you have the opportunity to work on the music prior to the first rehearsal.

10.27.2020 Rehearsal

Reminder:
SYCB Rehearsal Tuesday, October 27 starting at 6:00pm


Today’s schedule will be as follows, updates have been made in bold:

6:00pm – “His Honor” – Concert Hall
6:35pm – Brass Ensemble – Concert Hall
6:35pm – Woodwind Choir – Ballroom
7:00pm – Flute Ensemble – Christman Hall
7:00pm – Clarinet Ensemble – Ballroom

7:35pm – Percussion Ensemble – Concert Hall
7:35pm – Brass Ensemble – Ballroom
7:45pm – Clarinet Quartet – Christman Hall

Keep practicing your parts and coming to rehearsal prepared. Marking music at home with a pencil will save valuable time during rehearsals. Remember to focus on aspects of music that have accidentals, difficult rhythms, and key signature changes. Keep up the hard work and good attendance! These are all critical to the success of our ensembles!

Keep up the good work!

Keep up the great attendance at rehearsals, and keep practicing your parts. Always remember to practice the parts that you are having trouble with. Focus on accidentals, key signature changes, and difficult rhythms. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

10.13.2020 Rehearsal

Reminder:
Stambaugh Youth Concert Band rehearsal today starting at 6:00pm
This evening’s schedule is as follows:

•  6:00pm – “His Honor” – Concert Hall
•  6:35 pm – Brass Ensemble – Concert Hall
•  6:35 pm – Woodwind Choir – Ballroom
•  7:05pm – Flute Ensemble – Ballroom
•  7:05pm – Clarinet Ensemble – Christman Hall
•  7:35pm – Percussion Ensemble – Concert Hall
•  7:35pm – Brass Ensemble – Ballroom
•  7:35pm – Clarinet Quartet – Christman Hall

10.6.2020 Rehearsal

Reminder:
Stambaugh Youth Concert Band rehearsal today starting at 6:00pm
This evening’s schedule will remain the same as last week other than the below changes:

• Rehearsal for “His Honor” will be in the Ballroom from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm, then the brass ensemble will move to the Concert Hall stage at 6:30 pm.
• The Clarinet Quartet will rehearse in the Christman Hall from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Important Information

Student/Parent Meeting – 9/21/2020
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