February 25, 2020


We’ll warm up with The Red Balloon; then, read through Polly Oliver and El Gato Montés. The bulk of our rehearsal work will focus on:

  • Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner (a medium-easy arrangement by Mark Williams)
  • Actium by Anne McGinty
  • The Fairest of the Fair by John Philip Sousa
  • Gypsy Dance from Carmen

If time allows, we’ll also do some work on:

  • Highlights from Wicked

Unless otherwise noted, sound files are located at: https://delanocommunityband.org/women-of-music/


Women of Music” – March 21, 2020 (Spring Concert)

Our program (order is pending) selections will be:

  • Actium
  • El Gato Montés
  • Polly Oliver
  • Michelle – Eleanor Rigby – Yesterday
  • Highlights from Wicked
  • Ride of the Valkyries
  • The Red Balloon
  • Gypsy Dance from Carmen
  • [Bella’s feature – parts are on their way]
  • The Fairest of the Fair

We welcome musicians who play any band instrument, but still have a critical need for trombone players (tenor and bass). Other low brass would help as well. We could also use more flutes and clarinets.

Additionally, one or more of the following – in no particular order – would greatly help round out instrumentation:

  • horn
  • oboe
  • baritone
  • mallet percussion
  • alto clarinet
  • bass clarinet
  • euphonium
  • tuba


The Dallas Brass will perform with the Mound-Westonka High School band at 7 PM on Friday, February 28. There are still a few tickets remaining. This entertaining group was founded by St. Louis Park, MN native, Michael Levine (who recently moved back to Minnesota). Josh Carlson of Plymouth is the group’s drummer. The performance will be in the Westonka Performing Arts Center in Minnetrista. Friday’s concert will be a musical travelogue through American history. Tickets are $15. The Dallas Brass website is located at https://www.dallasbrass.com/.

Life happens when you’re making music!

Life happens when you’re making music! We know not everyone can make every single rehearsal and performance. And we can handle the occasional absence. As a courtesy to your fellow musicians, respect their time – do your best to arrive and be ready to play at 7:00 PM and let us know when you will be absent. The room is always open by 6:30 PM on rehearsal evenings. Please keep this in mind when you’re planning your Tuesday!

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