[Dixielandjazz] STL BandJos Youth Band on Internet Radio
Gluetje1 at aol.com
Gluetje1 at aol.com
Wed Nov 11 11:10:13 PST 2009
If you get this more than once, I apologize! I am so proud of these
youngsters! They are all between the ages of 8 and just-turned thirteen. Half
of the group is 10 or younger. None have been playing banjo for longer
than two years. They each begin with about 3 months of individual weekly
lessons. Once they join band, they rehearse together one hour a week. The
rest is achieved through their personal practice time at home. This
performance was their 69th hour together. There are 8 of them, but sometimes only
six playing banjo as one is playing washtub bass and one washboard. They
performed "Rocky Top" with only the director's count-off, but no further
adult direction or participation during the performance. "Rock Around the
Clock" had NO adult direction or participation during this performance. That
count-off by means of a verbal, "Let's get ready to rock" is coming from
the 9 year old vocalist! "When the Saints -- Yes Sir That's My Baby" had an
adult playing the Intro who then dropped out. The Entertainer did have one
adult playing lead along with one 12 and one 13 year old, one adult
playing rhythm along with two 12 year olds. All the tunes you hear were done in
one take except The Entertainer where the third time was 'the charm'. We
have two girls on leave of absence. The band you hear in this performance
is 7 males and one female. One ten, one eleven, and two 13 year old males
have begun pre-band this fall.
The title of the band is not a typo. Rather it is the name the kids chose
for themselves to abbreviate St. Louis Youth Banjo Band.
In addition to what they are accomplishing musically, they are one
fantastic group of kids to have in one's life!
The initial broadcast will be on Saturday, November 14 from 8 - 10 a.m.
Central Standard Time on KDHX-FM. By noon of that day you should be able to
receive this program at any point in time via Internet Streaming.
I am sorry you cannot hear only just the STL BandJos in one block of time.
The format of this program, called "Musical Merry-Go Round", is for other
professionally recorded music and chat to be interspersed with guest
studio performers. STL BandJos are the November 14, 2009 guests.
I will try my best to send links that function, via both the full and the
Tiny Url approach.
Sometimes things happen between the AOL send button and what comes up via
various servers. If my links fail, you want www.kdhx.org , then go to
radio programs, then the link on Saturday, Musical Merry-Go Round. If the
links appear on your screen between parenthesis, that should be the link that
(_http://tinyurl.com/5ewpqt_ (http://tinyurl.com/5ewpqt) )
Ginny Luetje in St. Louis,
Director of STL BandJos, Don Dempsey, Assistant Director
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