The Unique Sound of British Brass

For Band Members

Message from Anne:

Location outside fountain rose garden, walk through front entrance to back garden.

Dress casual Hawaiian shirts.

We will provide refreshments after the concert

and enjoy a little band social time, invite your family and friends.

Thank you ahead of time😊 this will be a special concert for the residents and families of the Townehouse.  And very much appreciated!!!   Anne


Sunday July 15th  performance at

Ventura Townehouse

4900 Telegraph Road across from Ventura College, between Victoria and Mills

1:30 Call time  2:00 PM Downbeat,  Hawaiian shirts



12TH STREET RAG              66

HALLELUJAH                       253

I GOT RHYTHM               224

MR SANDMAN               241

SUMMERTIME                 51

BOOGIE WOOGIE            216







CIYC schedule for 2018 is the third Fridays of even numbered months (mark your calendars):

Friday, August 17th  CIYC

Friday, October 19th  CIYC

Friday, December 14th (second Friday) CIYC Holiday

TBD Leisure Village Holiday concert


(above subject to adjustment due to CHICO concert conflicts)

(plus several Ventura TowneHouse concerts, mostly on Tuesdays)


Reminder:  you can always check the current rehearsal list and upcoming concert details and song lists through your smartphone or computer via the following link, please bookmark,  (the “For Band Members” page on our website):

Here is a refresher of the general guidelines for rehearsals/song selections/and covering your parts when you can’t make a concert:

  1. When starting a new concert cycle, the first two or three Tuesday rehearsals after a concert are “open” meaning any band member can request any song to be rehearsed, either in advance (preferred, so it can be included in the emailed rehearsal list, and so Gary can bring the score), or when Gary takes requests on rehearsal night the first few weeks.  Gary will also have arrangements that he has selected to rehearse, and ones from the ongoing band request list will always be considered to potentially be on the rehearsal list on these first few Tuesdays.
  2. Once we get to the third rehearsal, we will need to start to focus on making a draft song list for the upcoming concert; so we will start to add some additional songs to make a well-rounded concert list, trying to include some arrangements requested by band members from the ongoing request list.
  3. This is your band, so we can respect if you do not like a particular arrangement and would prefer that we not play it.  If you want to delete a song from an upcoming concert list, we can usually honor your request and delete it, but please propose a replacement song to put in its place (rather than just saying “I don’t like that arrangement”).
  4. The exception to the above would be if a band member has requested to play this particular arrangement that you don’t want to play.  In this case, the band member request takes priority over your preference not to play it.
  5. Each band member has the primary responsibility for making sure that his/her part is covered for any given concert. Let Randy and Hal and your section leader know as soon as you know you cannot make a concert, obtain a sub if you can, and remind everybody once again a few weeks before the concert in case we’ve forgotten about your upcoming absence.


Here’s a  link to Paul’s ongoing recordings of most of our concerts:  .



 New Music

 Malaguena (Mike)  221

Carousel (still need to find arrangement, Gary request)

Firebird Suite finale (Julie)

Moorside Suite (Linda)

Lux Aurumque, (“Light of Gold”) Sandy Smith arrangement (Chris Preston)

 Ongoing Band Request list, updated8/14/16

Moorside Suite   227

The Prayer    125

Nimrod       33

West Side Story   79

Punchinello    170

Gaelforce     69


Reminder:  you can always check the current rehearsal list and upcoming concert details and song lists through your smartphone or computer via the following link, please bookmark,  (the “For Band Members” page on our website):









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