Dance Music

Teresa Cerling, Library Manager

We have been making steady progress on the data entry project. We are working on the smaller categories now. We have finished entering the Novelty category with 388 entries. There are 112 entries in the Brass Ensemble category. This includes trios, quartets, quintets, sextets, and brass choirs. We have 84 Galops, 22 Cakewalks, 49 Caprices, 20 Gavottes, 21 Mazurkas, 56 Schottisches, and 3 Quadrilles. We are currently working on entering the Paso Dobles.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paso_Doble

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Solos & Ensembles, Patrols, Quicksteps & Stage Band

Teresa Cerling, Library manager

We have finished entering the Solos & ensembles category with 1078 entries. We have solos and ensemble pieces for accordion, baritone, bassoon, banjo, clarinet, cornet, drum, flute, woodwinds, F horn, guitar, harmonica, marimba, oboe, organ, piccolo, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, violin, viola and cello. Many of these have piano accompaniment.
We have entered 94 Quicksteps and 22 Patrols. An example of a quickstep is “Are You From Dixie?” by Geo. L. Cobb and Jack Yeller arranged by Hugh Conrad. This was published by Witmark & Sons and copyrighted in 1915 and 1959. An example of a patrol is “There’s Something About A Soldier” by Noel Gray arranged by Paul Yoder. This was published by Mills Music in 1939.
We have also finished entering the Stage Band category with 397 entries.

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Brass Band begins Rehearsals for 2007

Carmen Narveson, Conductor

Happy New Year! The Chatfield Brass (and Woodwind) Concert Band will begin rehearsals on Thursday Jan. 18th at 7:30 p.m. in the Chatfield H.S. Bandroom. We always welcome new members and visitors. If you are in the area, stop in and join our rehearsal! We are looking forward to an exciting summer concert series on Thursday evenings beginning June 7th in the Chatfield City Park.

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Circus, Rags, and more March Books

Teresa Cerling, Library manager

Thank you to everyone that contributed to the music library. Because of your generosity we are able to continue this project. We are still working on entering the march books. The last one entered was V-E Polka Book published in 1924 by the Vitak-Elsnic Co. This book contains 16 snappy polkas arranged in dance tempo suitable for band and orchestra combinations. This has been a very popular book with our patrons.
We have entered all 26 circus tunes that we have, and all 72 rag’s. A few of the rag titles are, “Temptation Rag” by Henry Lodge, arranged by W. C. O’Hare and “12th Street Rag” by Euday L. Bowman, arranged by John Higgins.

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Band Holiday Concert Music

Carmen Narveson, Conductor

The Brass Band performed their holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 3rd. Our selections included Nativity Songs for Band (Rhoads), Toy Trumpet, Rudolph’s Christmas Concert, Rhapsody for Hanukah (not from our library), It’s beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, and At the Codfish Ball (referring to our church lutefisk supper odor). The library has a nice selection of holiday (mostly Christmas) pieces. Other pieces we’ve done have been Sleigh Ride, March of the Toys, Themes from the Nutcracker, Silent Night (Gould), White Christmas, Noel Francais, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and The Night Before Christmas (w/narrator. All of these are in our library. Contact us if you need some ideas for your holiday concert.

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We are still entering march books.

Teresa Cerling, Library manager

We are still entering the March Book category. So far we have 424 entries. The last entry was “Solo & Ensemble Band Folio” compiled by Harvey S. Whistler and Herman A. Hummel and published by Rubank in 1948. This book has a wide variety of tunes ranging from “Andante” from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony to “Washington Post March”.
We just got our newsletter out this week so watch your mailboxes. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to be, send an email to chatband@selco.lib.mn.us indicating that.

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March size books contain more than marches.

Teresa Cerling, Library manager

We have finished entering the trombone smears with 73 entries. We are now entering the march size books. There have been 153 entered so far. Books in this category contain marches as well as pep band arrangements, college songs, and excerts from opera and classics. There are quite a few traditional dance tunes such as foxtrots, waltzes and polkas in the march size books also. Some recently entered pieces are “Famous Fillmore Marches” published by Carl Fischer in 1959. This book contains 15 of Fillmore’s finest marches. “The Fashion” published by C.L. Barnhouse is a collection of marches for military band arranged by W. H. Kieffer was also recently entered.
For definition of trombone smear and article on Henry Fillmore go to:
http://www.sideshowworld.com/tgodcircusbands.html

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Waltzes, Polkas and Trombone Smears

Teresa Cerling, Library manager

We have finished entering the waltzes with 1131 entries. All the polkas have been entered with 190 entries and we are now working on entering the trombone smears. We have a little over 100 pieces in this category. Some recently entered pieces are, “Lawsy Massy” by Fred Jewell published by C.L. Barnhouse in 1916, and “Mounful Maggie” by K.L. King published by C.L. Barnhouse in 1928.

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Solo with Band Accompaniment, Overtures

Teresa Cerling, Library manager

We have finished the Solo with band accompaniment category with 900 entries. We have also entered all the Overtures with 1,391 entries. We are currently working on the Waltzes. The last few entered were: “Down By The Old Mill Stream” by Tell Taylor and arranged by Paul Yoder.
“Down The River of Golden Dreams” by John Klemmer and Nathaniel Shilkret and arranged by Lester Brockton.

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Summer in full swing for Chatfield Brass Band

Carmen Narveson, Conductor

The Chatfield Brass Band had their first “Concert in the Park” on June 8 which featured Disney music and Mickey Mouse as our guest conductor! There are concerts every Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Chatfield City Park Bandshell. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy our beautiful summer evenings of music. Future concerts are: June 15th- CBB; June 22-Rochester Big Band; June 29th-CBB; July 6- CBB Patriotic Concert. We are looking forward to participating in the Zumbrota Band Festival on June 18th and the Rochesterfest on June 23rd. We are working on updating our Summer Concert link-that will give you the entire summer schedule. Thanks for checking us out!

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