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Thread: Euphonium Solo: The Volunteer (Walter Rogers, arr. Brasch)

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    Euphonium Solo: The Volunteer (Walter Rogers, arr. Brasch)

    I was invited to play a solo with the Burlington Concert Band (Vermont) for yesterday's concert and chose "The Volunteer" by Walter Rogers with Harold Brasch's concert band parts. We only had one rehearsal together about a week and a half before the concert, but Larry and the band did a pretty good job of hanging with the tempo shifts. It's an oldie, but fun for a summer concert in the park around the 4th of July.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNaKYxWRPh8

    As usual, there will always be notes we wish we had back. But as I last performed this particular piece 28 years ago it was fun reliving my childhood. I hope you enjoy it.

    Dale
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    Dale Long
    South Burlington VT
    Willson 2900S/Denis Wick SM3M
    B.MusEd, SUNY Potsdam, 1979
    M.M., Northwestern University, 1980
    USAF Band of the West, 1981-1985
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    A very good job bringing back that old chart!

    Dennis
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    Enjoyed it very much! Thanks for sharing. Reminds me of how much fun it used to be playing those Fourth of July concerts in the park.
    Steve Petrangelo
    Lake Havasu Symphonic Winds (board/treasurer)
    Lake Havasu Regional Orchestra (tuba/board/treasurer)

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