Saxophone Workshop Day 1
The SOU and Britt Festival’s Saxophone Workshop began like the Le Tour de France with a pre-workshop “prologue” on Sunday evening. We affectionately call it the “Meet and Greet.” We have 26 students and 2 counselors, 2 staff and 4 faculty. Students have come from British Columbia, Hawaii, Washington, Wyoming, California and Oregon—including 6 from Creswell! Thanks Sandi. Green!
After meeting everyone, eating two fabulous desserts by Anahata Little (a French eclair and an Italian chocolate cake–did I mention going to Italy in September?) and passing out music; many of the students left to practice–as did the Globe Quartet.
Day 1 began on Monday morning with John Bleuel leading the 26 member strong Siskiyou Saxophone Workshop Orchestra. They will perform before the Ashland City Band Concert in Lithia Park on Thursday. Watch him work below:
After a break I assigned each student a quartet or a quintet. These smaller chamber ensembles are preparing to perform on our final concert Friday night at 6PM.
After lunch the afternoon session began with a performance by the Saxophone Quartet of the Air National Guard Band of the Northwest out of Spokane Washington. See them perform below:http://www.youtube.com/get_player