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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





VILLAGES COMBINED CONCERT BANDS

PRESENTS

A PATRIOTIC SPECTACULAR

SAVANNAH RECREATION CENTER

Monday July 3, 3 and 7pm


Each year about 100 volunteer musicians from the Bands of the Villages combine their talents to produce a rousing musical celebration of our great nation. The rehearsals for the concert are shared by conductors John Stranges and Jean Butler. Shortly before the event, they will pass the baton to Maestro Anthony J. Maillo to direct the band.


Guest conductor Maillo is a nationally acclaimed musician who publicly

says he can not live without music. The maestro is a professor of music at George Mason’s Dewberry School of Music. He is quoted as saying ,“It (music) is essential to my mental and physical well-being” and “sharing it with others is a gift and a blessing”. Professor Maillo has made many appearances both nationally and abroad conducting music festivals, adjudicating ensembles and presenting clinics, lectures and workshops.


The highlights of this year’s concert include “America the Beautiful”,

“Hymn to the Fallen”, “Band of Brothers”, and other favorite patriotic classics such as the “Armed Forces Salute”. When their service song is played, those with military careers are invited to rise to their feet and be recognized. In anticipation, those who desire are invited to wear caps signifying their branch of service.


A large portion of proceeds from the concert will go to the Fisher House located on the campus of Tampa’s Veterans’ hospital. The hotel facility is where families of hospitalized veterans are able to stay free of charge.

The Tampa Veterans hospital is designated as one of several of their

trauma centers. This means the hospital treats some of the most severely injured active duty and veteran patients in the country.


Put on your red, white, and blue and join us to enjoy the band’s annual patriotic concert tradition - The $20.00 tickets are available through the Entertainment Box Offices or via The Villages Box Office Online. The online source makes it possible for Villages residents and non-residents to order tickets anytime and anywhere! Concert tickets can be accessed at www.thevillagesentertainment.com.




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


As we continue grow

in quality of performance

and quantity of members

it is imperative to have full attendance at rehearsals.


We all know that there are very good reasons why people are not able to attend every rehearsal

and those reasons are respected; however, the following guidelines have been established to insure the highest level of performance that we

can possibly achieve.


Ways to Improve Practice Time


http:

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blog/practicing.html

THE VILLAGES JAZZ WORKSHOP CALENDAR


Jazz Workshop Rehearsal Info



Jazz Workshop Concerts 2023-2024


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