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March 9 concert sold out
« on: February 14, 2018, 07:54:55 PM »
Our March 7 9 ukulele concert is a sellout, with more folks knocking on the door.

Last evening we had close to 60 folks turn up for uke practice, and we're starting to exceed the limit of our practice room; We'll probably move to their 'ballroom' (the venue for our concert) in the new year.

We'll have >50 performers on show night.

Apologies for the images, they came from the security cameras.
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Re: March 7 concert sold out
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 08:23:18 PM »
Interesting choices by the Music Committee. Genres include pop, ragtime, rock, classic, folk, ballad, patriotic and, of course, Hawaiian. The program includes a couple of my arrangements  :-[
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Re: March 7 concert sold out
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2018, 06:59:10 PM »
Here's a pic I took at the first Delta Strummers practice I attended (as a guest) in 2011. We've grown since then!
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Re: March 7 concert sold out
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2018, 06:11:09 AM »
Must be great fun!
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Re: March 7 concert sold out
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2018, 08:53:44 AM »
Aye Jackie, it keeps us old fartes entertained.
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Re: March 7 concert sold out
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2018, 03:51:16 PM »
😂😂
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Re: March 7 concert sold out
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2018, 07:58:37 PM »
Looks like we'll have 56 performers, including one guest playing bass. We have a "full dress rehearsal" next Tuesday at the concert venue.
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Re: March 7 concert sold out
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2018, 04:08:35 AM »
You will be in competition with the London Philharmonic soon!  Enjoy.
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Re: March 7 concert sold out
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2018, 10:15:51 AM »
LOL Jackie. The group to be in competition with would be the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Their rendition of The Good, The Bad And The ugly is just one of many of their great performances. Unfortutantely, for most of us, that will have to be in another life.
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2018, 10:30:41 AM »
What a great rendition, enjoyed that!  Definitely a group to aspire to, keep at it!   ;D
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Re: March 7 concert sold out
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2018, 07:15:31 PM »
Last Tuesday was the 'dress rehearsal' for our March 9 concert, although there was no special attire required. We have some rough edges that will be fixed at tomorrow's practice.

I was taking video remotely using an app on my cell phone and my Panasonic G7 on a tripod in the back of the room. I've uploaded unedited videos to YouTube. Some caveats:

Lighting conditions weren't optimal, and I didn't have a video light with me; I made a guess at how much to increase the ISO on the camera, and it wasn't the best choice of setting (I was trying to minimize noise). My 14-140 lens didn't catch everyone (we lost the 'stage right' end). The battery in my phone died before the last two numbers, and I chose not to jump up and manually reset the camera.

The recorded audio (singing) was a bit 'mushy', even with my new stereo mic. Having talked with our MD, it appears that there were possible contributions to this from our seating without risers.

We'll hopefully get things fixed for the March 9 concert (we have an independent videographer set up).

The playlist is at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD6vWY0B2eU2ZCpVAQZrihydCLnqLogr0

The folks nearest the camera were 'critics' recruited for the evening.
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Re: March 9 concert sold out
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2018, 03:14:55 AM »
Looks like a lot of work went into that. Sounds good. Have a great night!
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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2018, 07:59:09 AM »
Aye Jackie, quite a bit of music arranging, and everyone practices hard while still having fun.
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Re: March 9 concert sold out
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2018, 11:16:13 AM »
Last evening's concert appeared to be well received by the sold-out audience. Many folks were singing along and tapping their feet. I don't know the final count of players, but 54 were scheduled to perform, and we had a couple of last minute dropouts due to illness.

A friend who previously had a wedding videography business kindly agreed to take video. The sample of results I saw afterwards were quite good, thanks partly to his videography experience and party to his low-light camera. Patiently awaiting the final/edited video.

During the intermission, someone thanked me for the information we make available here on The RV Forum.

A few of us gathered after the concert at our MD's home to chit chat, talk music, and music on future trips on the road (we're all RVers). Chris and I barely made it home before Cinderella turned into a pumpkin.
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Re: March 9 concert sold out
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2018, 04:54:51 PM »
Good to hear you both had a great time. I'm sure the audience enjoyed it!
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Re: March 9 concert sold out
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2018, 05:42:58 PM »
Attached are a couple of pages from the 12-page concert program. Eagerly awaiting the video so we can self-critique and share with non-attendees.
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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2018, 06:43:10 PM »
Proud that my arrangement of Kainoa was in the program.
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Re: March 9 concert sold out
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2018, 06:52:26 PM »
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Eagerly awaiting the video ...

The videographer used a low-light camera that took pretty good video. When he told me he hadn't used the camera for 5 years, it didn't occur to me that it would have a firewire output. Bottom line, we couldn't directly import his video because today's computers don't have firewire ports. Our MD took an AVI output and converted it, but the resulting audio was poor. A separate audio tool fixed the audio, which could then be copied back to the video editing software.

I've uploaded the first 6 songs to YouTube, with the remainder to follow: 
Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD6vWY0B2eU0km58KFiQUe5JTOUmjnoWz
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« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2018, 05:17:53 PM »
Will have a listen!
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« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2018, 01:40:33 PM »
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Re: March 9 concert sold out
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2018, 05:36:43 PM »
7 more videos were added recently (20 so far):

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD6vWY0B2eU0km58KFiQUe5JTOUmjnoWz

The videographer ran out of tape part way through the third song from the last (his camera was 5 years old); We're hoping/trying to get video from another source.
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« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2018, 06:02:43 PM »
Tom, you may as well break down and hire a professional videographer.  ;D
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Re: March 9 concert sold out
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2018, 06:10:31 PM »
This was a semi-pro videographer. He started his wedding video business some years ago as something he could do when he retired, but eventually figured out that he couldn't use his boat on weekends when folks were getting married.

A local pro videographer is way too expensive for our budget, although he does a great job. We've talked about using him for a major concert, but we're either put off by the cost or by the restrictions of a local theatre where we've occasionally performed.
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« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2018, 08:10:40 PM »
Tom aren't you a professional yet?   :D
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« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2018, 03:47:58 AM »
Jackie, I'm truly humbled when I watch American Idol or The Voice  :(
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« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2018, 04:01:28 AM »
I love the videos Tom, keep posting them. So far my favorite part is the banjo section on Music, Music, Music. Very cool. I really should get me a banjo. ??? I have never played one in my life. :-\ It is such a cool sounding instrument.
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« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2018, 04:13:00 AM »
Thanks Tom. The banjo breakouts are intended to mimic the breakouts in the big band era, but we're not as smooth  :( The banjo ukes are tuned GCEA, so no need to re-teach/learn muscle memory. Wish I could play my 'full size' plectrum banjo as easily (I don't practice often enough).
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« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2018, 04:27:03 AM »
I am a huge fan of big bands and I recognized that immediately. Very cool. I can't even think about buying a banjo right now since I just blew my wad on a set of drums. :))
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« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2018, 08:45:31 AM »
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... I just blew my wad on a set of drums.

Now you're making me jealous! Which ones did you buy?
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« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2018, 08:50:33 AM »
Now you're making me jealous! Which ones did you buy?
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