Video From Freedom Sunday

July 17, 2017 at 4:58 PMSteveR

Here's a video from Freedom Sunday 2017...playing Come Fly With Me.

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More Photos From Gloria Dei From Terry

July 4, 2013 at 2:09 PMSteveR

 

 

 

 

 

A few more shots from Terry....

St. Martin 2013 Photos

May 11, 2013 at 7:02 PMSteveR

 

Here are the photos the St. Martin folks were nice enough to send us this year...2013.  They are in two zip files below.  They are pretty big files (150 mb each), so they may take a while to download.

St. Martin Pics Part 1.zip (150mb)
St. Martin Pics Part 1.zip (150mb)

 

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A Marvelous Era - BRR Filmed For Documentary

May 13, 2012 at 5:44 PMSteveR

This past Friday night Brass Rhythm and Reeds was filmed during a rehearsal for an exciting and interesting independant documentary that is currently in the works.   This documentary, called "A Marvelous Era" is an exploration/examination of the remains of the big band era in the US.  Once the primary popular music of a day gone by, these folks are taking a look at the current state of the genre impacted not only by changing tastes, but also sweeping changes in technology that have made their mark on every aspect of the music business.  While the film will contain footage of classic big band performances of many famous names, the filmakers are currently on a cross country tour to compile footage of current day big band organizations as they carry on the tradition.

Here are a few photos from our meeting!  If you would like more information about the film or to keep track of their journey, please check out their website here:  "A Marvelous Era"...if you are interested in investing in their effort, please find information "here."

 

Thanks guys for taking the time to meet us...we will be looking forward to keeping an eye on your journey!

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College Of The Mainland Jazz Ensemble Concert 04-24-12

April 18, 2012 at 2:13 PMSteveR

College Of The Mainland Jazz Ensemble, which includes several folks that play with us, will be having one of their concerts.  Tuesday 04-24-12.

Come check it out.

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Photos from the Senior to Senior Prom

April 9, 2012 at 6:28 PMSteveR

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April 5th Senior To Senior Prom

March 26, 2012 at 4:10 PMSteveR

Playing the CCISD Senior to Senior Prom on April 5th.  Here is a link to some info about last year's event and this year's event info:

http://www2.ccisd.net/Departments/PublicInfo/SeniorCitizensBenefits.aspx

Looking forward to it...should be great fun.

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More Photos - League City

March 16, 2012 at 8:48 AMSteveR

Lotsa News

March 12, 2012 at 2:20 PMSteveR

UPCOMING DATES

First…we have the numbers for the April 5th Senior Citizen Prom at Clear Creek High in League City.   Thanks to everyone for the speedy responses and for your enthusiasm.  More on this as things develop.  These people are very excited about having us.  We are going to be featured as a premier sponsor for the event, along with MD Anderson and a few other big names I can’t recall right now.  This means we will be featured in the program and also, if I understand things correctly a newsletter that is sent out featuring this event.  So, we will get some publicity….

Next rehearsal, March 25th.  We will discuss possible rehearsal on April 1 to prep for April 5th.  Please respond on availability on website.

Thanks to Russ with the Bay Oaks gig, we already have a lead.  Possible birthday (80th!) party.  They really want us to play, but they are having trouble finding an open hall on the dates they would like…so they are kicking around a number of dates.  I have loaded these to the website.  They are picking a date (and therefore hall) based on our availability, so if anyone has any showstoppers on these dates, please post to website and/or let me know.  These dates are May 3, 4, 5th and 6th….and May 27th. 

The Bay Oaks freebie gig on April 14th, most likely will not happen.  The hall is apparently been booked for another function.  My POC there is supposed to send me a list of possible dates…so we will see what happens.

Please update your availability here:

http://www.houstonbigband.info

WEBSITE

I have added a blog to our website…for those not familiar it is a place on the web where we can all communicate with each other.  I have posted a few items there, including pictures I received from the St. Martins folks, from the pancake dinner.  I will also post this e-mail there.  There is also a post with a few words on how to author posts, or post comments, so feel free.  The blog is open for viewing by the public, although that may change.

The login information is exactly the same as the Attendance site…they are all tied in although they are each accessible directly. 

You will see that when you log in to the attendance site, there is now a sub-window that has the blog site in it, which you can open in to its own browser.

If you would like, there is a box on the blog where you can enter your e-mail address and you will get an email “newsletter” telling you something new is posted.  Eventually this service is what I would like to use to communicate with everyone, but right now, you will see if you “subscribe” it needs some polishing up…we will see what happens.

Access Blog directly here (click “Login” to add posts or comments.):

http://www.houstonbigband.info/blogengine.net/default.aspx

BAY OAKS GIG

Heard nothing but positive comments…thank you to everyone for the help with setup (stupid back) and for all the great playing…and thanks to Milt for dealing with the work involved in getting us paid.  As I mentioned above, we have a lead from that gig already, and maybe there will be more.

That’s all the news that’s fit to print.

Thanks!

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New Dates To Review

March 12, 2012 at 1:19 PMSteveR

Next rehearsal March 25th.

April 5th Senior Citizen Prom is on.  Thank you for all the replies.

April 14th free gig at Bay Oaks is probably not gonna happen....working on a date.

Bay Oaks member contacted us about playing for a birthday party.  Possible dates May 4th, 5th, 27th.

When you have a moment please update your responses:

http://www.houstonbigband.info/MemberPages/Members.aspx

Looking for show stoppers...piano, bass, vocals...etc....you know who you are!

Thank you!