Stambaugh Youth Concert Band Member Blog

SYCB 10-19-2021 Rehearsal

Thanks for another productive and successful rehearsal on Tuesday! We are really making alot of music with challenging repertoire. Remember, the primary goal of all rehearsals is to learn how your part fits into the greater whole of the ensemble. Please remember to keep practicing the more challenging excerpts for each of the pieces of music that you have. A reminder to communicate any absences for rehearsals. 
 
The $85 dues are due by the November concert. Checks can be made out to Stambaugh Auditorium. Finally, please complete and turn in all “Personnel Forms.”
 
Below is the schedule for 10/19.
 
6:00-6:35   Sectionals (Brass in Ballroom, Woodwinds in Christman Room, Percussion on Stage)
6:40-7:05   Down In the River-measures 88-144
7:05-7:20   Into the Storm
7:20-7:40   The Klaxon
7:40-7:48   Break
7:48-8:17    [Jungst]Aposed
8:18-8:30    Air For Band-Key Change to the end
                   What A Wonderful World   
 
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday. Keep up the great wok!
 
Mr. Husosky, Dr. Crist, Mr. Sensabaugh

SYCB Fall 2021 First Rehearsal

Tomorrow evening will start the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band 2021-2022 season! Included in this post is the rehearsal schedule as well as audio for the repertoire.
Rehearsal Schedule for September 21, 2021
(subject to change)
 
  • 6:00: Parent Meeting
  • 6:25: Seating Folders
  • 6:30: Welcome students, introductions
  • 6:35: Warm-Up fundamentals: 3A, 3B, 3C, 7A, 6D
  • 6:45-7:05 Air For Band; Frank Erickson
  • 7:05-7:20 The Klaxon; Henry Fillmore
  • 7:20-7:40 JUNGSTAPosed; Craig Fitzpatrick
  • 7:40-7:55 Into the Storm; Robert W. Smith
  • 7:55-8:20 Down In the River; Jay Bocook
  • 8:20-8:30 What a Wonderful World; arr. Longfield
  • 8:30 Announcements/Dismissal
 

SYCB Fall Semester 2021

Welcome to the 20th Season of the Henry H. Stambaugh Youth Concert Band (SYCB). Auditions will be held for wind and percussion musicians at Stambaugh Auditorium on Tuesday, September 7 from 5-9 PM and Tuesday, September 14 from 5-9 PM.
 
September 7, 2021 – Auditions
September 14, 2021 – Auditions
September 21, 2021 – parent meeting and first fall semester SYCB rehearsal from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.
September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2 – weekly SYCB rehearsals from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
November 14, 2021 – SYCB dress rehearsal from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
November 16, 2021 – SYCB Fall Concert
Please invite other wind and percussion students that you know whom you feel would be a good addition to the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band. Please see the general requirements below.
 
General Requirements:
 
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 a private teacher
 
Students are required to bring the signed personnel form to their audition
Students selected will follow all guidelines, rules, and regulations of SYCB
Students becoming members of SYCB will be responsible for an $85.00 fee for the 2021 / 2022 school year.
 
A required student/parent meeting will be held Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 6:00 pm in the Concert Hall at Stambaugh Auditorium. The meeting is to discuss procedures and expectations for all students participating in SYCB. The meeting will also be livestreamed for those parents unable to attend in person.

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!

Important Information

Student/Parent Meeting – 9/21/2020
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