Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Walt's Statistics-- 2006/2007 Performances

I had an email from a member concerning the stats I quoted at the business meeting last Friday. This member thought they were impressive and suggested that they be published on the blog.

Here they are if you want to include them on the website.

Few statistics: Performances in 2006/2007 season.

Concert Band-11,UpSwing-18,NHBD/UpSwing-5
Total Performances: Concert Band-16,Upswing-23

Monday, August 13, 2007

UPSWING Concert at Richardson National Night Out

Vicki Sims sent in these pictures that Debbie Conard sent for our Blog Site. Debbie took these pictures at the last UPSWING concert in Richardson. It was National Night Out. UPSWING played at the Senior Center there.

Debbie is in the Richardson Police Academy and this is what she had to say about the concert. "My uncles raised me on this type of music the band plays and I just love listening to your sound."

Debbie, thank you for sharing your pictures with us. We are glad that you enjoyed our UPSWING's music.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

July 29, 2007 concert

Pictures by Vicki Sims

Bitsy Laney is showing off the new Xylophone and Glockenspiel that the band recently purchased.

Picture by Vicki Sims

Both the xylophone and the glockenspiel were in need of refurbishing. The band wants to thank Joe Staser and Jim Howard for doing an excellent job.

The xylophone needed a new resonators case, so Joe made one. Now the instrument looks like a fine piece of furniture. (Thanks again Joe and Jim.)

Not only are the two new instruments beautiful on the outside but when Bitsy plays them they make beautiful music.