Hi Everyone! First off I would like to give a Huge thank you to everyone who has pledged to our Kickstarter campaign. So many of of our family fans have spread the word and supported us in the past three weeks. We are so grateful to you all!!
In case you have not heard about the project, below is the promo video. I won’t explain it here, I’ll let the video and kickstart page explain the rest.
We met our goal in just 4 days. You can still pledge to any level for the next few days. The entire campaign ends on Saturday, March 9th at 12:07pm. As we said in the video, this is our most ambitious project yet involving guest artists, 12-14 tracks and stepped up videography. Every pledge will help us make this project a huge step forward for this band and make play beautiful album for you to be a part of.
Right now the track list is looking something like this:
Yankee Doodle Dandy, Pop Goes The Weasel, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Ring Around The Rosie, This Little Light Of Mine, Camptown Races, Rockaby Baby, Mob Song (Kill The Beast), Three Blind Mice, Home On The Range and You Are My Sunshine.
Please help spread the word in the last few days of our campaign!!! Thank you again to every who has helped!!
This week I started rehearsing an arrangement I did of C-Jam Blues (in Bb) for a Middle School Honor Band that I work with. I wrote my own arrangement because I was frustrated with the quality of beginning jazz charts. Just because it has to be simpler doesn’t mean it can’t contain great teaching tools. I included the final two choruses of shout section so that the kids get a taste of the actual Duke arrangement. I am really looking forward to working with them on the and playing it with em!
Here is a video I have been digging the past week. Sefan Harris is playing amazingly on ‘Searching’
Also, I’ve added tracks from between the lines to youtube: