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Title: Christmas season performances
Post by: Tom on October 28, 2017, 06:22:01 PM
The Delta Strummers are practicing hard for a couple of upcoming performances; December 7 we perform for an assisted living facility in Antioch, CA and December 14 we have two performances for a Grade school in Brentwood, CA. Christmas singing with kids is always a fun event.

Then we kick into high gear for a major concert at the Summerset IV over-55 Dell Webb community in Brentwood, CA in March.
Title: Re: Christmas season performances
Post by: Tom on November 09, 2017, 07:23:39 PM
Approx 50% of a concert performance is comprised of new (to the band) numbers. These usually come from our 'open mic' sessions. Our playlist for a couple of upcoming performances include approx 50% new numbers.
Title: Re: Christmas season performances
Post by: Joezeppy on November 09, 2017, 09:11:53 PM
Sounds like fun Tom. Neither Kim nor I are musical but both our daughters are - the oldest plays the flute and the youngest sings and plays percussion, some piano, and the uke. We've encouraged them to keep up with it at church and community groups and such.
Title: Re: Christmas season performances
Post by: Tom on November 10, 2017, 02:23:39 PM
That's wonderful Joe. Wish I'd had the same opportunity & encouragement when I was young. My first week at grammar school I signed up for a music class, and they gave me a violin to take home. After a few screech, screech, screeches, I was told to take the violin back and not bring it home again. I signed up for another subject instead.
Title: Re: Christmas season performances
Post by: Tom on November 18, 2017, 07:15:16 PM
Our Music Committee has finalized the playlists for our December performances. The grade school playlist has all Christmas songs that the kids enjoy singing along with. The assisted-living facility gets a mixture of Christmas songs and traditional songs.

Meanwhile, we're starting to prepare for our March concert at a Dell Webb community.
Title: Re: Christmas season performances
Post by: jackiemac on November 19, 2017, 06:11:17 AM
I bet those kids have a great time. Good for you guys. 😍
Title: Re: Christmas season performances
Post by: Tom on November 19, 2017, 07:44:33 AM
Aye they do Jackie, and we have as much fun as the kids.
Title: Re: Christmas season performances
Post by: jackiemac on November 19, 2017, 06:24:27 PM
Aye they do Jackie, and we have as much fun as the kids.

 :))
Title: Re: Christmas season performances
Post by: Tom on November 19, 2017, 06:35:46 PM
Old Macdonald is always a blast with the kids. Various members of the band don "animal hats" for the respective animal parts; Several each cows, sheep, chickens, ducks, etc.

For Itsy Bitsy Spider (not in the Christmas program), we have a "huge humongous spider" (approx 2 feet across) that rises and falls.