Mr. Corbin (JS Conductor) and Mr. Kramer (AYSP Percussion Coordinator) are starting a Middle School AYSP Marimba Band! The group is open to any AYSP middle school student regardless of primary instrument, and no percussion experience is required.
Through the courtesy of Steve Chavez, a local marimba specialist, the program has access to three large Mexican "buzz" marimbas for use this spring. We hope the group will include 10-15 marimba players and percussionists, and up to two upright or electric bass players.
Rehearsals will be Saturdays from 12-1pm in Castro Hall - the Junior Symphony rehearsal room. No additional tuition is required. Students must maintain the music of their respective ensembles in order to participate. Consistent attendance is necessary to keep up with the quick progress we will make as a band.
MARIMBA BAND PERFORMANCES: The Marimba Band will perform at the following events, with additional performance opportunities to be determined:
April 9, Sunday, 6pm, AYSP Building (AYSP fundraising event)
April 30, Sunday, Time TBD, Lobby of Popejoy Hall (between AYSP Finale Concerts)
There are potential performances at the Dist. VII Solo and Ensemble Festival on Apr. 29 at Roosevelt MS (time TBD), at the AYSP Chamber Recital this spring, and even an opportunity to make a recording to send in to All-State to be considered as a General Music Honor Group for January 2018!
We hope to see any interested students at our first meeting tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 25! Please note that normally rehearsals will be from 12-1pm, but because of an Albuquerque: The Magazine photo shoot, the first Marimba Band rehearsal will end at 12:30pm tomorrow. Please contact Mr. Corbin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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