Friday, June 11, 2004

Washington Spanish Time

I promised Daniel that I would submit the time information here on the blog and then just after we spoke my whole world went into a spin. So, now it is just 3 +/- hours until we meet and I am posting this info. Better late than never I guess.

Xavier talked to me this morning about the best time to arrive. He says the earlier the better. Apparently, they have been holding an evangelistic series at their church and this is the last weekend of that series. Throughout the series the parking has been a serious issue. So, he recommended if we have bulky things to carry or would like to warm up, set up, and rehearse we need to be there by 8:30 am. He will be there with a few others finishing the set up.

This is a bigger deal than I thought. Xavier told me that this is not only recorded for the Church's use, but it will also be video/audio taped for broadcast satelite transmition to South America. So, suck it in and look sharp, we are going live on tape tomorrow! This is yet another reason to get there at 8:30 am for practice.

According to Xavier we are not the only music they will have, but it will be very clear in the program where we are to perform. We are still doing the Offertory and a Special for church and one Special for Sabbath School.

If I think of anything else I will tell you tonight. Right now I need to clean house.

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Maryland ORG plates

Is anyone interested in getting MDMUSIC plates for their car? Or whatever we decide to call our organization?

I called and confirmed that the number of members to get a special organization License Tag, is 25. I think we might be able to swing this. I am getting a booklet sent to me with the info for it. Probably will not have it by Friday night, but if I do, I will bring it and we can discuss it if anyone is interested.

Jamey

TriLowBrass Update

We had a good rehearsal last night with all five players. (Thanks, guys!) In preparation for playing this Sabbath, we agreed to have an extra rehearsal at 7:00 this Friday. See you then.

V., V., all is V.…

We're thinking about getting [ahem] personalized plates for our new van. I mean, since one of our strongest motivators in purchasing it was to be able to carry the tuba, the double bass and the children all at the same time, it seems appropriate to call it, maybe,
MUSIC VAN


[I've thought for a long time that I should have MUSIC MAN as my plates, but maybe this represents a little less hubris.]


The problem, of course, is that MUSIC VAN has nine characters, and Maryland plates have room for only seven. What do to? Here are some of the possible permutations:
  • MUSICVN
  • MUSCVAN
  • MSICVAN
  • MSC VN
What do you think? Is any one of these obviously better than the others? Maybe something completely different? The application has room for four options, in order of preference.

Holla back now!

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Washington Spanish Church Directions

Jamey called last night and requested that I get directions together for the Washington Spanish Church. So, here they are from various locations. If you need any more detail, or are coming from a different traffic vein, please let me know how I may further direct you and I will delve deeper this week.

FROM BALTIMORE I-95:
Merge onto I-95 S toward WASHINGTON.
Merge onto CAPITAL BELTWAY/I-495 W via exit number 27 toward SILVER SPRING.
Merge onto MD-650 N/NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE via exit number 28A toward WHITE OAK.
Turn LEFT onto VENICE DR.
End at 12604 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20904-3042 US

FROM COLUMBIA US-29:
Merge onto US-29 S/COLUMBIA PIKE toward COLUMBIA TOWN CENTER.
Merge onto MD-650 N/NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE.
Turn LEFT onto VENICE DR.
End at 12604 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE SILVER SPRING MD 20904-3042 US

FROM GERMANTOWN I-270:
Merge onto I-270 S toward WASHINGTON.
I-270 S becomes CAPITAL BELTWAY/I-495 E.
Merge onto US-29 N via exit number 30A toward COLUMBIA.
Merge onto MD-650 N/NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE.
Turn LEFT onto VENICE DR.
End at 12604 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE SILVER SPRING MD 20904-3042 US

Monday, June 07, 2004

Practice update

10 minutes trumpet this evening.

Rehearsal Tonight…

…at the church, call time 6:45.

We're playing this Sabbath at the Spanish church south of the GC. See this post for details.