Members’ Corner

Virtual Spring Concert: Information and Instructions


Latest Message: Tuesday, April 20th

Dear Friends,

       We are getting to the finish line. After completing España Caní, we only have two more tunes.

     Attached is the Epaña Caní 2 Sound Reference file. This file has 8 clicks before it starts at measure 113. At measure 161, the piece dramatically speeds up to 160. It is should go between 168-172. I feel a clean 160 is better than a frantic fight to the end. This tempo change may take a bit of practicing. Therefore, please try to get this video to me by May 5th.

     One of our members had a great idea to help me sync up the parts. During the first four clicks of the sound reference recording please clap your hands or loudly pat your leg. Set-up to play on clicks 5-8 and play on one. In doing so, we are all synced at the same time. I will cut out your clapping. No worries.

     Thank you for all of your dedication and hard work.

Sincerely, Jeff



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

Current Project: Due Wednesday, May 5th España Caní, part 2: measures 113 – end



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)