Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Early Bird Jazz Band 2012-2013 Starts October 2

We'll start the 10th season of Early Bird Jazz Band (well, my 10th season at least) promptly at 8am on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 in the Linus Pauling Middle School band room.

Things for students to bring:

  • instrument & equipment (reeds, cables, sticks/brushes, tuner)
  • a pencil
Note that rhythm section players (drums/bass/guitar/piano) should typically arrive by 7:45am to get setup.

I will be handing out new folders with sign-up materials that need to get home to parents and signed.

We probably will NOT meet on October 9 or 11 because I will be in CHINA for a gig that week!

I'm looking forward to a fun and musical year - I truly enjoy the opportunity to work with the EBJB students!

More information to come - the main things for you and your student to consider:

  1. Have they played their instrument for about a year and are interested in additional playing/performing opportunities?  Definitely try out Early Bird Jazz Band!
  2. #1 above is true but they attend a different middle school (or home school) and can get a ride with a parent or family member to their school:   Definitely try out Early Bird Jazz Band!
  3. My student was in Early Bird Jazz Band last year and is a returning LPMS student:  Yes, see you soon in EBJB! 
As always, if you have any questions or comments, contact me!

Rob Birdwell

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Valley Youth Summer Band Camp

The Valley Youth Summer Band Camp is a summer enrichment music "camp" right here in Corvallis. Middle and High School musicians are encouraged to register and participate - it's fun!

  • 4 rehearsals in the evening
  • 4 noon-time performances all in the Corvallis area!

For the latest information and registration details for the Valley Youth Band Camp, see the following links:

  1. Valley Youth Summer Band Camp main page - contact Julie Duffy for more information
  2. Music director Rob Birdwell's Valley Youth Band Camp page

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Early Bird Jazz Band Spring Concert 2012

A FREE concert at Linus Pauling Middle School, featuring the Early Bird Jazz Band (music director Rob Birdwell).

Monday June 4, 7pm