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Hoping to join you!

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Pav
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Hoping to join you!

Postby Pav » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:13 pm

Hi, I'm Paul (user name Pav) and I've been playing sax on and off since retiring from secondary teaching (languages) 12 years ago. (Yikes!! Is it really that long? :o ) Over the years I've played most woodwind instruments, but having been blessed (cursed?) with a good ear, I've largely got by without ever becoming a proficient reader. Some 8 years ago I joined the Thornden Community Windband (TCWB), precisely to be forced to read, as they get through loads of repertoire, but I'm still woefully slow at it.
Having started with an old bashed-up tenor from Cash Converters, (long since sold to someone I didn't like! :lol: ) I've collected all sizes of sax. (My wife thinks one should be enough for anybody. 'All the gear and no idea', she says, kindly...)
I play bari with TCWB and alto or soprano at the monthly New Forest Jazz Workshop, so would welcome the opportunity to join the tenors in Saxophony and see how I cope with your repertoire.
I was most impressed by last Saturday's concert, and hope to see some of you at the upcoming rehearsal on Sunday 1st October.

sarah
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Postby sarah » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:42 pm

Hi Paul!

Will be great to see you tomorrow, I've allocated you a tenor part - go to the music page and see the parts file to download.

Look forward to meeting you,
Sarah

Pav
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Postby Pav » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:52 am

Hi Sarah, thanks for this. Jon Shurlock sent me the link to the Dropbox music, but most of the pieces have parts for Tenor 1,2 and 3. Is this the page you meant, and could you possibly point me towards what I should look at before tonight?
Many thanks, Paul

Frances
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Postby Frances » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:54 pm

Hi Paul,
I've now given you music access from the forum. It's in the members area, under Concerts and Gigs. Here you'll see an Autumn 2017 parts spreadsheet. It looks like Sarah's allocated you a mixture of tenor 1 and 2.
We look forward to seeing you,
Frances

Pav
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Postby Pav » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:05 pm

Thanks, Frances. I've finally located it and printed it out. Brilliant organisation!

Pav
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Re: Hoping to join you!

Postby Pav » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:56 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome, Sarah and everybody. A very enjoyable session but pretty challenging for me. I'll try to put in the hours at home and see how it goes. The pre-Christmas dates all look do-able at present.

sarah
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Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:41 pm

Re: Hoping to join you!

Postby sarah » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:25 pm

Hi Paul,

Brilliant. You will also have a few more tenors in the future (I hope!)

Take care,
Sarah

Pav
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Re: Hoping to join you!

Postby Pav » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:58 pm

Excellent! Thanks, Sarah. Can't have too much of a good thing! :) :)


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