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!
Wednesday, 8:30 to 10:30am, Laurel Manor
Lew Buckley 860-705-3858
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.
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?
Jean Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
It is expected you
attend at least 1/2 of
our rehearsals as well
as the dress rehearsal
in order to be able to perform at any
Concert. If for some reason you are unable
to achieve this, you
will still retain your membership in the
Band, but will not perform at that particular Concert.
You know how much practice you need in order to play the
music well, but keep
in mind that the full group needs YOU!
To achieve the proper blend and balance of
the ensemble, it is necessary that you are at each rehearsal to contribute your part
so the Director can make the necessary adjustments.
If there are special circumstances in not being able to meet the above requirements please contact the Director and you will
be notified of any exemption which
might be granted.
I hope you understand and support the
policies mentioned above while we
continue to improve musically.
THE VILLAGES JAZZ WORKSHOP CALENDAR