[JPL] ST. JOHNS RIVER CITY BAND - OPEN HOUSE- 12/12-12/16 - Hope to
see you there!
Jassgirl at aol.com
Jassgirl at aol.com
Sun Dec 11 19:36:15 EST 2011
Hi, to all you jazz supporters! Please read the following letter from Bob
Stone, Ex Dir of the St. Johns River City Band. A lot of us remember this
band from the past and the present. Right now, I'm involved in the
educational division thru the St. Johns River City Back Beat (a small jazz group
[piano, drums, upright bass, drums and vocalist, me] affiliated with the
SJRCB). We go to at least 10 local elementary schools a school year in Duval
County and share in 2 sessions (comprised of K-2nd grades & 3-5th) with them
the performance, history, introduction of instruments, scat session
w/audience, different styles of jazz, etc. This is accomplished right now with a
grant from the City of Jacksonville. All of these schools are located in
areas where either the schools receive 50% or more free lunches or 50% of the
students speak another language besides English. Please read the
following...I'd so appreciate it. Dot Wilder, local jazz vocalist
You are cordially invited to an Open House for the St. Johns River City
Band on Monday, December 12 through Friday, December 16.
Everyone that I am inviting to the Open House is in someway part of the
St. Johns River City Band Alumni Family – Musicians, Singers, Donors,
Executive Directors, Staff, Guest Artists, Board of Directors, Mayors, Conductors,
Music Directors, Partners & Volunteers. Through this week long celebration
of the St. Johns River City Band, it is my hope to recruit old & new
supporters that have a real genuine interest and who truly care about the St.
Johns River City Band.
The St. Johns River City Band is moving into its 28th year of service to
the people of Jacksonville & the State of Florida. There is no question that
the very best has always been presented to the public. The people that
remember the early years to present day have nothing but praise for the
professionalism displayed at each & every performance. As there has not always
been the smoothest or agreeable behind the scenes operation – the music has
always played. If the reverse were true the music would have stopped playing
We are at a crossroads in deciding the future direction the St. Johns
River City Band will take to insure the music continues to play and how we can
be an instrumental part of the Jacksonville Arts community, while providing
needed educational & historical perspectives for what we do.
The initiatives that will be presented will be the St. Johns River City
Band’s history, its place in the community, its volunteer perspectives and
how the St. Johns River City Band will participate in the community through a
new marketing focus and collaborative partnerships. The thoughts and new
ideas that will be presented will come from all the discussions I have had
with members of the St. Johns River City Band and community leaders over the
past year and spending time researching the archives.
My goal is to assemble a Team that will be engaged in forging a positive
direction for the future of the St. Johns River City Band – I truly believe
and care about the music continuing to play – it’s time for the St. Johns
River City Band to come home.
Monday, December 12 – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday, December 13 – 11:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday, December 14 – 7:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday, December 15 – 11:00am – 7:00pm
Friday, December 16 – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Refreshments will be served
RSVP to Bob Stone @390-1999
Parking is on the flat lot – your immediate right after crossing the
Please come by during the week and meet some old & new friends and share
some time with me. If you cannot stop by, please email or call with your
thoughts, interest and support of the St. Johns River City Band.
St. Johns River City Band
841 Prudential Drive, Suite 150
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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