Rockport Legion Band Featured on “Brasscast”

Peter Ryan and Lucas Burns, hosts of the international band podcast “Brasscast”, have selected the Rockport Legion Band to be featured on their program of September 6, 2009.

The program will feature five tracks from the RLB’s CD “We Are The Rockport Legion Band” plus an interview that will give listeners an brief overview of the band. The musical examples are:

Duble: Galop Zip Boom

Sousa: Belle of Chicago March

Allen: General Mixup, U.S.A.

Lampe/Park: Watermelon Club Rag

Lowrey: Prince of Decorah Galop

We are, of course, thrilled to be recognized and featured on such a widely-heard program. Peter tells me that they have over 40,000 listeners worldwide! Not bad for a little band from the edge of the world.

“Brasscast” has, unfortunately, ceased to exist (like many Internet enterprises), so the program is now available by clicking on the “RLB on Brasscast” link to our media player (Jukebox Alive!) in the right hand column.

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First Rehearsal of 2012!

Our first rehearsal in the new year will be Thursday, January 5 at 7:30 P.M. in the Legion Hall. Where does the time go??

Bob Krause should be there to discuss our options for investment. This is an important topic for our future; we hope everyone will be able to make it.

We had an excellent performing year in 2011. Let’s hope our playing in 2012 is even better!

Now’s The Time to Join Us!

We’re recruiting players for all of our sections. If you’re one of those “rusty” musicians who played a concert band instrument with some proficiency, but slacked off playing when you got out of school, please consider coming up to Rockport to join our rehearsals. If you enjoy the experience, consider joining our group.

From now until the end of April, we’ll be reading through all kinds of music: some new, and some really old. Some of the music we’ll use during our upcoming seventy-seventh season of summer concerts in 2010, and some we’ll decide we don’t want to keep in our library at all.

There are only a few scheduled performances during this time (see “General Performance Schedule” Page), so there is very little pressure on individual players “to perform” in public.

To your right (“Our “Wish List”), there is a list of our particular instrumental shortages. Please note that we accept all players. It’s up to the individual to determine if we’re the right group for them to join (degree of music difficulty, etc.), so come give us a try.