THE VILLAGES JAZZ WORKSHOP


The Villages Jazz Workshop was founded as just that, a workshop, or “lab” band;

it’s a place for people who aren’t necessarily steeped in jazz playing and want

to learn more about it. Accordingly, the group is primarily a rehearsal

band, though we also give a performance or two during the year.


Importantly, all are welcome — with the exception of the rhythm section, we do

not constrain the instrumentation to the standard eight brass and five woodwind configuration, so our size varies somewhat from week to week. While we

do suggest a reasonable comfort level on your instrument and some degree

of sight-reading ability, we don’t care at all how much jazz experience you may

or may not have. Just come and join in the fun!


Jazz Workshop

Wednesday, 8:30 to 10:30am, Laurel Manor

Lew Buckley 860-705-3858

lew@lewbuckley.com

BANDS OF THE VILLAGES 

Patriotic Spectacular Concert

Sunday 3 July, 3pm or 7 pm

Savannah Center 1545 Buena Vista Blvd 


Join the Bands of the Villages in their annual celebration of America!

Volunteer musicians from three of the Villages’ largest bands combine

their talents to perform a variety of patriotic music. The music is guaranteed

to reflect the heartbeat of our nation with selections from World War II,

Dixieland favorites, Sousa marches, and even a special presentation

of the Battle Hymn of the Republic. 


And yes, of course, we’ll pay tribute to our Armed Forces. For those who

have served in the military, please feel welcome to wear Service caps. 


What a great way to get ready to celebrate the fourth of July? Put on

your red, white, and blue; and come out for a “shot” of good old-fashioned

patriotism. Tickets are on sale at the Villages Box Offices for $15.00.

In addition to enjoying the Patriotic Spectacular music extravaganza, 

it’s noteworthy that a large portion of the ticket sales will be donated to

the Ukraine relief efforts and to the Fisher House of Tampa.

Ways to Improve Practice Time


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The Villages Concert Band


is active in the area, supporting groups and organizations with the funds from all concerts.


Jean Butler, the conductor of The Villages Concert Band has built a great musical organization here in The Villages that approaches every playing opportunity with tremendous professionalism.  Interested in becoming a part of The Villages Concert Band?


Contact,


Jean Butler at butlerjean@comcast.net

or 352-751-3401

Attendance Policy for playing a Concert


Attendances at

rehearsals are expectations for

a bandsman to play

in the concerts.

There could be cogent reasons that prohibit attendance at every rehearsal.

However, the band’s

policy to play in a concert include attendance of the

last four rehearsals 

plus the dress

rehearsal.

If there are unusual

circumstances that

preclude meeting

the attendance requirements,

a member may

contact the Director

in an effort to obtain

an exemption.

Section leaders are

to be informed about

any granted

exemptions of

the policy.

THE VILLAGES JAZZ WORKSHOP CALENDAR

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