We will have Saturday early afternoon rehearsals on Jan 26 and Feb 2.
Vocalists: until production week, you will need to be available for vocal number rehearsals on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (all-Cast days).
Band: Regular rehearsals will be on Wednesdays in what remains of December. In January, we will meet on Wednesdays and occasional Thursdays and Fridays (tbd). If you have questions or concerns, e-mail Mrs. H-C at email@example.com New for this year! Your SankofaBand audition serves as an audition for Spring musical pit orchestra. For questions about pit orchestra, talk to Mr. Oldham in Room 014.
Please prepare a brief solo excerpt on your instrument(s) in a style from the African diaspora (ideas below). Some ideas are below. You will be asked to read a brief chart or notation excerpt.
Funk (e.g. Chameleon)2nd line groovesWhen the Saints Go Marching InSweet Georgia Brownanything New Orleans, zydeco, parade music, etc.Aint too Proud to Beg - Temptationsan Aretha Franklin songthe Banana Boat song (day-O)something by Celia Cruz or other Afro-Latinx artistafrican or afro-caribbean musicDancing in the StreetLet the Good Times RollGospel selectionMade for NowStrange Fruitanything from the soundtrack of Return to the Forbidden Planet !