Members’ Corner

Virtual Spring Concert: Information and Instructions


Latest Message: Sunday, April 11th

Good morning!


We have had a beautiful weekend. I wish we could get more rain and be rid of this drought too. But, we can’t have everything. Enjoy the great weather while it lasts.


Attached is the first of two sound reference files for España Caní.(EC) Please send me your video of EC by Tuesday of next week (April 20th). A few members asked if I could send the entire song. Unfortunately that is not possible due to these two limitations:

  • Laptop file memory storage
  • If I exceed 2’30” I am limited in the ability to manipulate the files on my laptop.
  • File transport memory restrictions 
  • Some of the formats you send me files have memory restrictions.


I hope that explains why I need to divide the sound reference files.


Also attached is the rough draft of Star-Spangled Banner. When I send out the draft of Armed Forces Salute, you will hear and see a significant difference. I suggest we not share this rough draft to allow time for me to redo it in the new format for our virtual concert.


Once again thank you for all of your help. 


Be safe my friends,





Reference Tracks (Right-click the track to save file on your computer):

Current Project: Due Tuesday, April 20th España Caní, part 1: measures 1 – 118



Due Wednesday, April 7th:  Opa! part 3- Measures 118-end

Option 1: Op3 (straight through with performance tempos)


Option 2: Op3STC (Segmented Tempi Changes – pauses included; Jeff will splice together)




Due Wednesday, March 24th – Opa! part 2- Measures 72 – 117


Due Tuesday, March 16th – Opa! part 1- Measures 1-70  3/13 Replaced to include 8-click intro


Due Monday, March 8th -Armed Forces Salute: Part 3, measures 142 – end 3/3 Corrected Sound File


Due Sunday, February 28th – Armed Forces Salute: Part 2, measures 53-142


Due Sunday, February 21st – Armed Forces Salute: Part 1, measures 1-53


Due Sunday, February 14th –  Star-Spangled Banner


In order to record, you will need the following supplies:

–    Cellphone, tablet, laptop, computer, or mp3 player (iPod or similar device) and a headset for listening to the play-along sound reference recording I will send you for each song.

–     Cellphone (different from the cellphone used in #1) with a camera that will record your video. Please record with your device held vertically.

–    Music stand

–     Well-lit room, free of ancillary sound


Please remember to do the following while recording yourself:

– Face the camera so we can see your face

– Only video from the top of your head to your hips

– Center yourself in the video so there is room to crop your picture

– If a piece is recorded in parts, make sure to wear the same outfit for all parts

– Smile when you are not playing!


Once you record each song on your cellphone, you will send your video file in a text message to Jeff.


“Recording How-To” Instructional Videos (Star-Spangled Banner is the example used):

SWS Instructional Movie – How To Record Yourself

SWS Recording Tutorial for Android Cell Phones


Upcoming Repertoire (not necessarily in this order):

·      España Cañi (3:25)

·      Come Fly With Me (3:25) Don Plummer, soloist

·      Stars and Stripes Forever (4:43)

·      Rondo for French Horn is also a possibility at this point.


Completed Repertoire:

·      Star-Spangled Banner (2:03)

·      Armed Forces Salute (5:10)

·      Opa! (6:00)