Band Goes Platinum at Music Alive 2009

Music Alive 2009 Results
Newmarket Citizens Band goes Platinum. “They Came Sailing” and “Shenandoah” were both received enthusiastically by the adjudicator:

”BRAVO – very energetic and well prepared. Excellent variety. I enjoyed listening & imagining the different moments suggested by your playing.”

Here is the text of the adjudicator’s comments :

They Came Sailing

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– beautiful opening
– great timpani et al in percussion
– clarinet in the upper register – strive to blend
– great dialogue between trumpets and woodwinds @ 12
– nice solo playing in oboe and flugel wonderful phrasing
– clarinets in lower register – even more air!
– trumpets very nice blend @ 49
– percussion transition is excellent!
– great energy in this transition from 1st ending back to 63
– key change is handled effortlessly
– a little shading (?) in your transition to 91
– Tubas great job in your moment in 6/8 109
– key changes are handled very well!

BRAVO – very energetic and well prepared. Excellent variety
I enjoyed listening & imagining the different moments suggested by your
playing.

Shenandoah

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– the accompaniment cannot be tentative – you need to support the melody
– excellent tempo and expressiveness 23 – duo very lovely and emotional
– I like your stretch to the end of the measure
– Saxes – be sure to blend with horns
– Bravo flutes you play 47 with great control
– trumpet and tuba – nice build through 48-52 & 54-56
– this music really speaks with emotion
Congratulation on your fine performance this evening