everyone! Please give a welcome to
new trumpeter Rachel. And please
contact Billie McBurney to help celebrate her 28 years with the DMM!
- Band rehearsals
21 until Tuesday, December 14. The
Education fee is $91. Most
people have registered now, but the few who have not are asked to see
January 4 to March 15, fee $77
April 5 to June 28, fee $91
organizing a summer term for 2011.
at the Kennedy Senior Rec. Centre, 11760 88th
Ave., in North Delta. Performance runs
2:30 to 3:45 (with a short break), so please arrive by 1:45pm. Band members are invited to stay for dinner
for a discounted rate of $10 - a show of hands will be taken Tuesday
night, as advance notice is required.
approximately 2-4pm, our Remembrance Themed Concert at
the Kinsmen Sr. Recreation Centre in Tsawwassen. Invitations
soon, with a suggested donation of $10 each. Be
sure to invite all your friends to this
moving concert designed to recognize the men and women in Canada’s
military, past and present. We are asking
all DMM members to arrive by 1pm to assist with setup of chairs,
stands, screens, audience, sound systems, signage, etc.
We hope to create an elegant atmosphere. This is a potential fund-raiser and an important
concert for us – it may set the tone for more involved Remembrance
Themed Concerts in the future.
House in Ladner, 5155–47 Ave., across from the lawn
bowling center. We have finally been
invited to play at this interesting venue. Concert starts at 2pm. Setup will require some rows on the stage and
some rows on the floor below the stage. Please
as the setup will require some seating-creativity!
Delta Hospital Extended Care, in Ladner. We
get much response from our elderly
audience, but be assured that this will be one of the highlights of
their season. Arrival by 2:30 is
acceptable, but earlier for percussion and equipment.
Genesis Theatre in Ladner. This
our annual joint concert with the Delta Concert Band and the Delta
Community Choir, at our home venue. The
DMM goes on first at 7pm, so please arrive by 6:30 at latest. Joint number Christmas Singalong is always
performed with all three groups at the end, around 9:00pm.
- Please hand in: Billy Joel Songbook, Cielito Lindo,
Condacum, Don Pedro, Give This From Your Heart, March of Irish Guard,
Rhythm of the Winds, Saxophonic Boogie, Somewhere Out There, Winter
- Likely Remembrance Concert list: Amazing Grace, Big Band Tribute, Boogie
Woogie Bugle Boy, Cadet Singalong, Call To Victory, Eventide, Royal Air
Force Marchpast, They Can’t Take That Away, Unchained Melody. (Oct. 5 add Heart of Oak, Colonel Bogie
(from Great Movie Marches), O Canada, & God Save the Queen)
- Other pieces, some as backup, some for future
learning: ABBA, Alpine
Euphs, Blue Tango, Donkey Riding, Fanfare For Common Man, Folk Songs
From British Isles, Hoagy Carmichael, Just a Closer Walk, Selections
From Sound of Music, Silver Shadow. (Oct. 5 add
Big Band Tribute
& Unchained Melody.)
- Christmas Folder: Christmas Overture, Little Drummer Boy,
Canadian Brass Christmas, Eine Kleine Christmas, Greensleeves,
Ukrainian Bell Carol
- The DC/NYC/Boston
Trip is a go! We have a total
of 28 who have said “yes” or “probably,” comprising (approximately) 2
flutes, 5 clarinets, 5 altos, 2 tenors, 1 bari sax, 2 trumpets, 1
trombone, 1 baritone, 1 tuba, 1 keyboard percussion.
This list includes Margaret and Curt, who will play
clarinet and tuba/trombone respectively.
Makers’ performances will include at least one in each city
for a probable total of four, plus two workshop, one each in NYC and
probable dates of the tour would be as follows: departing
16, and after the tour, departing Boston for Vancouver on
27. Some people may choose to
arrive early on the east coast, or stay longer after the tour – this
necessary to send in your first
payment by October 15, i.e. late
next week, to the address on the colourful form from On-Trek Tours – we
hand out clean forms on Tuesday evening. We
enough deposits paid at the time to continue
planning. But keep in mind that
you can join the tour up until June next year, if space is available. In case of unforeseen emergencies, all
payments are refundable until the end of January, so we urge you to
deposit next week and your subsequent monthly payments, even if your
is not final.
of $254US per month have been offered by On-Trek Tours as
one option for payment of the east coast portion of the tour, but other
options can be arranged with On-Trek Tours. Credit
best, as US cheques are costly
unless you have a US bank account.
Total cost of
the east coast ground package is $2784US for each of two
sharing (based on having 33-38 passengers). This
driver’s accommodation and
gratuity, professional On-Trek tour escort, elegant accommodation, all
breakfasts, 5 dinners, and all taxes.
Cost of the
ground package will reduce to $2649US if we reach a total
of 39 passengers, and reduce to $2544 if we reach a total of 44.
of $600-1000, plus $200 contingency fee, each of which will
be collected by Curt and Margaret. Airfare
known by December. It is perfectly
use airmiles or airline points for your flight.
contingency fee of $200 will be used to cover cost of shipping or
renting instruments, and any unanticipated expenses, but the unused
will be returned to passengers.
the total cost, if we have 44 participants, would be $2544
plus estimated airfare of $800, plus Contingency Fee of $200 = approximately
$3544 for each of two sharing a room. Triple
and single prices are possible, and can be discussed privately.
Jhandie and Curt, as travel agents, will be organizing both the airfare
optional insurance, but taking no commissions! Also,
of the contingency fee will be
returned to the participants at end of the tour! These
participants several hundred
dollars. For your information,
Margaret and Curt, as group organizers, will be receiving a pro-rated
On-Trek, based on number of passengers.
This price of around $3500 is outstanding for such an elegant
fully-escorted 12day/11night tour, that will include your flight, 12
3-star or better hotels, performances in memorable locations, evenings
theatre, workshops, sightseeing tours of world-famous locations, a full
highway coach with very experienced driver, all breakfasts, and 5
all taxes, plus a full time professional local On-Trek guide! This guide will direct us to favourite
restaurants, give transportation options, lead us on exciting tours,
all our concerts, and offer all and any assistance.
and I are looking forward to another excellent year for the Delta Music
Jantzen, email firstname.lastname@example.org