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23rd Annual Pan NE Steel Band Festival, Sunday, May 5th, 2013 in Gorham Maine!

 If anyone is interested in performing, send me a message for more info or to register!Continue

Started Jan 21, 2013

Looking for pans to buy, used in good condition.
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I'm looking to buy two more tenor pans for my middle school band and our high school is looking for a full set for 9+ people so we can expand our rapidly growing program.  Anyone have any leads (no…Continue

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At 3:18pm on January 29, 2012, brad shores said…

welcome tracy! keep checking back for more info as the page developes

At 11:47am on March 25, 2012, brad shores said…

very diverse set of pans, tracy.  what kind of literature do you do and where have you played typically?

At 12:00pm on March 25, 2012, Tracy Wheeler said…

Well, we mostly play your arrangements!! :) 

The 6th graders play chord progressions, we work on sticking and proper playing positions and they play very simple rounds and folktunes that we "jazz" up with solo sections and different voicings on repeated sections.  They also play your "Blue Samba" and LOVE it.

The 7/8th graders are playing "Party Time", a tune by Carl Chase, your "Spin Cycle" and "Under the Sea" and they play around with things like "Super Mario" and an arrangement of CeeLo Green's "Forget You" that I put together.  They do not get to meet nearly as much as the 6th grade group I have.

The faculty band has played "Jamaica Farewell", an arrangement of Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" that I put together, and they're now working on your arrangement of "Margaritaville".  This is just a fun group that comes together when we can.  We played in our school's talent show and will hopefully find another chance to play this year.

At 12:33pm on March 25, 2012, brad shores said…

wow , i am so honored.  our hs group meets everyday and has 2 leads, 2 second, 2 guitars,  a 6 bass and tenor bass with drum set.  we play a lot of my stuff, obviously, and hope to do more  of other people, but there is no budget for our entire music dept.  and i MEAN none.


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