rvupgradestore.com Composet Products Fridge Defend
RV Life Magazine RV Park Reviews RV Trip Wizard

Author Topic: Delta Strummers in concert 2019  (Read 1078 times)

Tom

  • Administrator
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 47281
  • Celebrating 25 years of The RV Forum online.
    • RV Forum web site
Delta Strummers in concert 2019
« on: April 03, 2019, 11:10:09 PM »
Preparing for an upcoming concert, the Delta Strummers have been practicing approx 42 songs in various genres. The practice list will be cut to 26 by next week (22/23 for the show, and a few 'backups'). We're back at El Campanil Theatre in Antioch this year. A refurbished Vaudeville theatre, and a great venue for performers and audiences.

The final choice will be made by our music committee, but I expect that at least 40% of the program will be new-to-us numbers, introduced to the band through open mic' sessions. We expect to have 55 performers on stage, a challenge to fit with band risers that we'll rent for the day.
Tom.  Need help? Click the Help button in the toolbar above.

Tom

  • Administrator
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 47281
  • Celebrating 25 years of The RV Forum online.
    • RV Forum web site
Re: Delta Strummers in concert 2019
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2019, 11:40:14 AM »
The music committee has spoken, and the short list has 25 songs, 13 of which are new-to-us numbers. Some of them need a lot of work (practice) before they're ready for prime time. I have every confidence that our MD will whip us into shape; He wouldn't let us perform a number we can't do well, and would rather remove a song from the program.
Tom.  Need help? Click the Help button in the toolbar above.

Arch Hoagland

  • ---
  • Posts: 3009
  • Clovis CA
Re: Delta Strummers in concert 2019
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2019, 12:10:51 PM »
How much time do you spend practicing ?  I suspect quite a bit. 
2004 Monaco La Palma 36 DBD
W22, 8.1 gas,  Allison 1000 Transmission
7.1 MPG over 90,000 miles

2000 Lexus RX300, 4020lb
U.S. Gear Braking System

Tom

  • Administrator
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 47281
  • Celebrating 25 years of The RV Forum online.
    • RV Forum web site
Re: Delta Strummers in concert 2019
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2019, 01:33:12 PM »
The Band practices 2 hours one evening a week, and members also practice in their own time at home. If a subset needs additional help, they'll get together among themselves &/or with the Music Director. I've gained a lot of respect/admiration for groups that pull off good performances (and without the aid of music or lead sheets).

We're fortunate to have a talented MD who is a good musician & singer, and was previously MD of an 80-voice local mixed choral group. I've known him a long time and recall telling his wife years ago that he has more musical talent in his big toe than I could accumulate in a lifetime.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2019, 10:50:20 PM by Tom »
Tom.  Need help? Click the Help button in the toolbar above.

Tom

  • Administrator
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 47281
  • Celebrating 25 years of The RV Forum online.
    • RV Forum web site
Re: Delta Strummers in concert 2019
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2019, 06:38:20 PM »
We have the final 24 selections for the June 1 ukulele concert, in addition to an encore number. 13 are new-to-us numbers. My personal favorite new-to-us songs are Down By The Lazy River by the Osmonds, and The Unicorn Song.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2019, 07:34:24 PM by Tom »
Tom.  Need help? Click the Help button in the toolbar above.

Tom

  • Administrator
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 47281
  • Celebrating 25 years of The RV Forum online.
    • RV Forum web site
Re: Delta Strummers in concert 2019
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2019, 09:54:53 AM »
Yesterday, 58 Delta Strummers performed for a sold-out audience at El Campanil Theatre in Antioch, CA. 13 of the 24 program numbers were "new" to us this season, and we added a couple of encore numbers (San Francisco Bay Blues and The Saints). Music included a mix of genres, instrumental and vocal solos, various instruments (ukulele, banjo ukes, dulcimer, guitar, mandolin and cajon), and group playing/singing.
Chris video'd the show, and I'll upload individual numbers to YouTube after some editing.
Tom.  Need help? Click the Help button in the toolbar above.

Tom

  • Administrator
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 47281
  • Celebrating 25 years of The RV Forum online.
    • RV Forum web site
Re: Delta Strummers in concert 2019
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2019, 02:36:34 PM »
While we're waiting for our own video to be edited, here's a feed of video taken by a small camera in the sound booth at yesterday's concert. Our own video will be individual song clips with closeups of soloists and better audio of the unmic'd band.

https://vimeo.com/340029145
« Last Edit: June 04, 2019, 09:06:43 AM by Tom »
Tom.  Need help? Click the Help button in the toolbar above.

DavidM

  • ---
  • Posts: 41
Re: Delta Strummers in concert 2019
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2019, 12:24:16 PM »
You guys are really great!  Everyone looks like they are having a lot of fun too.  Congrats! 

Tom

  • Administrator
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 47281
  • Celebrating 25 years of The RV Forum online.
    • RV Forum web site
Re: Delta Strummers in concert 2019
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2019, 12:54:26 PM »
Aye David, that's what it's all about. We're just a bunch of retired folks, many of whom hadn't previously played an instrument, and who enjoy making music.
Tom.  Need help? Click the Help button in the toolbar above.

Tom

  • Administrator
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 47281
  • Celebrating 25 years of The RV Forum online.
    • RV Forum web site
Re: Delta Strummers in concert 2019
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2019, 02:27:20 AM »
I now have half of the show on YouTube, one song to a video clip. All from the video that Chris took using an inexpensive Canon videocam and a stereo super cardioid external mic'.The YouTube playlist is here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0ldztkmx38IYgVblZkFZ3DXoo9WT-nYh

Several latecomers blocked the camera view in a few places on the first number, although the audio continued in the background.

I'll continue adding as time permits.
Tom.  Need help? Click the Help button in the toolbar above.

Tom

  • Administrator
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 47281
  • Celebrating 25 years of The RV Forum online.
    • RV Forum web site
Re: Delta Strummers in concert 2019
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2019, 10:51:42 PM »
I was finally able to get the remainder of our June 2 concert uploaded. The YouTube playlist for all 24 program numbers and the 2 encore numbers is here:
 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0ldztkmx38IYgVblZkFZ3DXoo9WT-nYh
Tom.  Need help? Click the Help button in the toolbar above.