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1002, 2015

TRC Presents Its 24th Annual Jazz Festival

By |February 10th, 2015|Categories: Events|0 Comments

The Three Rivers College Music Department will host the 24th annual Three Rivers College Jazz Band Festival on Feb. 12, 13 and 14 at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center on the Three Rivers’ Poplar Bluff campus.

The festival includes free concerts at 7 p.m. each night, featuring junior high, high school and Three Rivers College jazz bands on Thursday, Feb. 12; Arkansas State University Jazz Ensemble on Friday, Feb. 13; and the 2015 All-District High School Jazz Band on Saturday, Feb. 14.

Dr. Joel Vanderheyden will be guest clinician for the Festival and will direct the All-District Jazz Band. Vanderheyden is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Jazz at Jefferson College. He has performed with the St. Louis Symphony, St. Louis Jazz Orchestra, and Missouri Saxophone Quartet and has performed on stages throughout the world.

“Joel Vanderheyden is an accomplished player and educator who will bring his vast knowledge of jazz, and music education and share it with our students and their directors,” said Three Rivers Band Director and Festival Manager William T. (Buddy) White.

After a day of performance clinics, there will be a concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 by participating schools, including Jefferson R-7 Junior High and High School directed by Ron Sikes; Poplar Bluff Junior High, directed by Gary Garner; Poplar Bluff High School, directed by Stephen Winters and Dustin Brown; Dexter High School, directed by Scott Rybolt; Charleston High School, directed by Mike Dipasqual; North County High School, directed by Dobie Carroll; Sikeston High School, directed by Darrin Steelman; and Three Rivers College, directed by William White. Admission is free.

The Arkansas State University Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Ken Carroll, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at the Tinnin Center. Carroll is an Associate Professor of Saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies at ASU. Admission is free. “The ASU Jazz Ensemble performed at the William F. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark., last year. It will be a treat for everyone to hear this fine group perform on our stage,” White said.

The Three Rivers College Jazz Band and the Southeast All-District Jazz Band will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 in the Tinnin Center; admission is free. The All-District Jazz Band is a select group of the best high school jazz students in the Southeast Missouri District 10 chosen by audition.

“We annually bring the best jazz musicians in the area to our campus,” White said. “Dr. Vanderheyden and Dr. Carroll are accomplished educators, directors, and musicians. These three concerts will bring some of the finest jazz musicians in the bi-state area to our campus. We have a terrific slate of concerts lined up for the 24th Annual Jazz Festival.”

SEMO Recordings will be recording the Saturday Evening Concert and CDs/DVDs will be available to pre-order at the cost of $15 each or a set for $25.

301, 2015

Technology Wins Out Again

By |January 3rd, 2015|Categories: From The Studio, Mobile Music Creation|0 Comments

For the past several months I’ve been working on various projects to see how useful it is to finally use the equipment I’ve been working with¬†for several years and get them incorporated into the musical world. While the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is one of my most recent purchases, I have found a lot of reasons to use it. So far I’ve used it at out last TRC Concert with MobileSheets and the BT-105 AirTurn Bluetooth foot pedal. The whole operation worked very well. Now that the Fall Season is over, I’ve found that the tablet is becoming more invaluable as a practice device by using the split screen. Currently I’m running the MobileSheets and Amazing Slow Downer Apps at the same time. MobileSheets allows me to use my scanned materials and the ASD allows me to slow down recordings of these materials.

MobileSheetsASD

As time goes on, I’m finding more and more uses for these items. Next up will be incorporating a new MacMini into the portable studio which should be coming in this Wednesday. :)

2412, 2014

Merry Christmas!

By |December 24th, 2014|Categories: Site Related|0 Comments

Wishing everyone and their families the best for the holidays and for the new year! :)

1412, 2014

Fall 2014 Recordings Are Ready!

By |December 14th, 2014|Categories: From The Studio|0 Comments

The recordings for our Fall 2014 Concert are now available. You may access them by either going here or directly on SoundCloud here.

Due to lighting and stage placement, the video will not be put on YouTube – Sorry.

2711, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

By |November 27th, 2014|Categories: Site Related|0 Comments

I know that things have been REALLY quiet around the site for quite awhile and doesn’t look like much is going on.

Between work, band and finishing up a move, I haven’t had much time to do much of anything else. Hopefully I’ll be able to squeeze in more time here and there to get the additions/enhancements that I have been working on for QUITE a while incorporated into the site.

809, 2014

I Am Not A Traitor! :)

By |September 8th, 2014|Categories: Personal Thoughts|0 Comments

Well, it’s been a week since I left the confines of my iPhone 5 and entered the world of Android by getting an LG G3 (and the $1 7″ pad that went along with it) and have to say I am very happy. :)

I’m able to do things now that I only wished I could do with my iPhone and now I’m exempt from the iPhone 6 fever that is just around the corner.

Don’t get me wrong, I still like Apple products – I’m not giving up my iPad and will still use my iMac for all my Audio and Video productions, but it’s nice to have a bit of freedom and not be locked down so much.

Anyway, that’s just my 2 cents. :)

2208, 2014

TRC Symphonic Band Schedule Announced!

By |August 22nd, 2014|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Mr White has announced that Symphonic Band practice for the Fall Season will begin on August 25, 2014 and will meet every Monday (except for September 1 due to Labor Day) in the Bandroom located in the Tinnin Fine Arts Building.

The Fall Concert is scheduled for December 2, 2014 (Mother Nature willing). :)

The theme for this semester covers two areas that that I have been wanting to do for a LONG time – The movies and John Williams (my all-time favorite composer).

So far I only know that we’re doing The Cowboys but will find out more on Monday. :)

1108, 2014

School’s Here!

By |August 11th, 2014|Categories: From The Studio, Personal Thoughts|0 Comments

The Poplar Bluff Schools start their school year this week and area bands have already been hard at it getting ready for football games, marching festivals and other events.

If you are wanting to get your band concerts recorded and saved for all prosperity, please schedule as soon as you know the dates of these events. Dates are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

This also means the TRC Symphonic Band will starting up soon as well. Once Mr White lets us know the start date, I’ll pass that along. :)