Welcome to the online home of
The East Bay Summer
Wind Ensemble!

 

Celebrating 41 Years of Musical Excellence!!!

 

Executive Board

David M. Marshall President and Director
Carrie Ann Marshall Vice-President
Manuel Marshall Jr. Treasurer

 

Members at Large

Ed Carusi Master of Ceremonies for the East Bay Summer Wind Ensemble
Carrie Ann Marshall & Manuel Marshall, Jr. Registration Coordinators

Jeffrey Silvia & David M. Marshall, Jr.

Librarian (EBSWE / EBSYE)

The official decision has been made. Tonight's performance for the Bristol Concerts on the Common Series by EBYSE/EBSWE will take place in St. Mary's Church due to the impending inclement weather. St. Mary's is located at 330 Wood Street in Bristol. I will arrive for 5:00 pm rather than 5:15 pm to facilitate the load in process which will take a little longer than an outdoor concert. 5:45 pm report for EBSYE, 6:15 pm report time for EBSWE, 6:30 pm EBSYE performs and 7:00 EBSWE performs! See you tonight!!!
 


Calendar, Current News, Pictures and Multimedia Pages

are updated on a weekly basis during the summer months!!!


 

Welcome to our 42nd Summer Season of Music!

I hope all has been going well for you since last summer! Believe it or not, it is that time of year again as The East Bay Summer Wind Ensemble is beginning rehearsals for its 42nd Summer Season of music. We will rehearse in the band room at Somerset Berkley Regional High School in Somerset, Massachusetts where I am the Director of Bands. Our first rehearsal of the season will take place on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 7:15 p.m. ￿ 9:15 p.m. in the band room. Please see the directions on the back of this letter to get to the school. Parking is available in the student parking lot on the south side of the campus behind the police and fire stations. Entrance to the parking lot is via Clifford M. Holland Road. To enter the building, walk around the building towards the football field and enter the building through door W8. The Chorus Room will be ahead of you on the left and will be used as our storage room for cases. Set up there and proceed to the Band Room. Rooms are clearly labeled and there are signs throughout the building. Updates will be made available at www.ebswe.org throughout the season. Additionally, pictures and performance recordings from previous seasons are on-line as well.

Again this year, in order to cut down on the amount of time that registration sets us back at the first rehearsals, I am going to offer a pre-registration option. Attached to this email is a form that you can send back to me to pre-register for the season (please mail to EBSWE - 17 Naomi Street - Bristol, RI 02809). The registration fee this year will be $50 and you can pre-purchase EBSWE Folios ($20) and Performance Polo Shirts ($40) as well. Please remember that you still can register at the first rehearsal and you will have the first two rehearsals in which you can order your folio and polo. With this option however, I foresee us spending less time on logistics and more time on rehearsing as our first concert will be at the Bristol 4th of July Concert Series on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. More information regarding (1) The Youth Ensemble, and (2) Trailer Advertisement Placard Flyers is located on-line! Please review that information before our first rehearsal!

I would also like to extend an invitation to any of you that are interested in helping out The East Bay Summer Youth Ensemble by performing with and assisting the group at rehearsals and performances. Many members perform with the group on secondary instruments as a way to enhance their music skills. No additional fee is charged for this participation, so if you are interested in joining us, please let me know at the first EBSWE rehearsal as the youth group does not begin rehearsing until the next week.

Please feel free to print, distribute and/or display the recruitment posters. I am extremely excited to see you all again for what promises to be a very exciting and memorable season. Please call me at the above number or send me an email at marshalld@sbregional.org if you have any questions or concerns regarding the ensemble or the season. Enjoy your spring and we will see you on May 18th!

David M. Marshall, President and Director

marshalld@sbregional.org

East Bay Association for the Arts, Inc.

17 Naomi Street

Bristol, RI 02809

(401) 253-7794

 

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

2017 EBSWE Pre-Registration and Folio-Polo Order Form

2017 Recruitment Posters 11" x 17" Format

2017 Recruitment Posters 8 1/2"  x 11" Format

Directions to Somerset Berkley Regional High School

2017 EBSWE Trailer Advertisement Placard Flyers

 

 


East Bay Summer Wind Ensemble

 

Is looking for a few excellent musicians for our

42nd Anniversary Concert Series!

 

Rehearsals take place on Wednesday Evenings during the summer from 7:15 p.m. ￿ 9:30 p.m.

beginning May 17th, 2017 in the band room at

Somerset Berkley Regional High School

625 County Street

Somerset, MA 02726

 

Audition Requirements for High School Students:     

1. All Major Scales (1 octave)  

2. Full-Range Chromatic Scale

3. Technical Etude or Solo of your choice.

(MEMBERS are Adults, College Students and RIMEA All-State / SEMMEA District Caliber Musicians)

High School Students should contact David M. Marshall, Director at marshalld@sbregional.org for an audition time.

 

Mission Statement: To provide community musicians (amateur, student and professional) with a quality summer music experience while providing first-rate traditional and contemporary band music performances to neighboring communities.

 


 

2017 PERFORMANCE CALENDAR

 


Hey Concert Band Instrumentalists,

The East Bay Summer Youth Ensemble￿

 

NEEDS YOU!

 

 

The EBSYE is a Summer Wind Ensemble comprised of 7th ￿ 12th Grade Instrumentalists that practice and perform a wide variety of fun, exciting and challenging, concert literature!

 

Membership Requirements:

 

￿        Acceptance into the ensemble is based on your director￿s recommendation!

￿        Students should have at least 3 years of experience on their instrument.

￿       ONLY SERIOUS MUSICIANS looking to improve their skills over the summer with a large 100+ member wind ensemble should apply!

 

Rehearsals take place on Wednesday Evenings during the summer from 5:45 p.m. ￿ 7:00 p.m.

beginning May 17th, 2017 in the band room at

Somerset Berkley Regional High School

625 County Street

Somerset, MA 02726

 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, SEE YOUR BAND DIRECTOR AND LET HIM/HER KNOW THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED!!!

 

INFORMATION WILL BE SENT TO YOU PRIOR TO THE FIRST REHEARSAL!

 

Mission Statement: To provide community musicians (amateur, student and professional) with a quality summer music experience while providing first-rate traditional and contemporary band music performances to neighboring communities.


 

Dear East Bay Summer Youth Ensemble Member,

I hope all has been going well for you since last summer! Believe it or not, it is that time of year again as The East Bay Summer Youth Ensemble is beginning rehearsals for its 26th Summer Season of music. We will hold our first rehearsal of our 26th season in the band room at Somerset Berkley Regional High School located at 625 County Street in Somerset, MA on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Rehearsals are held every Wednesday until mid-August. The band room at SBRHS is perfectly sized for our rehearsals, is acoustically balanced and has plenty of music stands &chairs for everyone. However, we will use the Chorus Room as a storage room for your cases and a staging area for you to get ready for rehearsal. Parents can wait in the hallway and listen to rehearsal. Chairs and wifi are available. As well we have lots of percussion equipment at our disposal! We will have a concert at the Bristol Town Common in July, an early August concert at the Burr￿s Hill Bandshell in Warren, R.I., and our season will conclude with a mid-August performance at our 11th Annual Night at the Pops Concert at a date to be announced.

Registration is $50.00 (checks payable to EBSWE) and is due at one of the first two rehearsals. Directions to Somerset Berkley Regional High School are attached to this letter. Please remember to bring a pencil to each rehearsal.  Also be sure to tell any interested and motivated friends in your band about EBSYE; the more the merrier! Also, information regarding auditions for the EBSWE will be available at the first rehearsal. I hope to see you on May 17th.

David M. Marshall, President and Director

marshalld@sbregional.org

East Bay Association for the Arts, Inc.

17 Naomi Street

Bristol, RI 02809

(401) 253-7794


 

30 Years of Music Culminated in one extraordinary

concert despite the weather conditions!!!

 

Click Here to see pictures from the 30th Reunion Concert at the

Bristol Town Common on Thursday Evening

 

 

Dear Members (Past and Present),

 

            After an afternoon of searching the old offices of the East Bay Association for the Arts (which is located in the basement of Lt. Col. Grimo's mother's basement in Bristol), Lt. Col. Grimo and I found decades worth of pictures, programs, instruments, equipment and records associated with the many ensembles that made up the E.B.A.A. during the late 1970's and early 1980's. These priceless historical items are now on display here on our web-site. I hope that after reviewing our past, we have found a new direction for our ensemble's future. This legacy of community music that has survived 3 decades, thanks to the efforts of our past directors, and it is my hope that it will continue to expand and evolve. Many new ideas will be explored, concert venues scheduled, guest artists invited to join us and ensembles created or reinstated over the next few years. Stay tuned to this site throughout the upcoming months for updates as to our direction and progress! The future holds no bounds!

 

David M. Marshall

President and Director of the EBSWE

 

FEATURED PAGES: Please visit our History Page for a more expanded description of the ensemble's past as well as our Pictures Page and Multimedia Page for an extraordinary amount of photographs and audio files from our past!

 


 

Click below to read the following Clinic Column by Lt. Col. Steven Grimo

"Forward March"

The Interpretation and Understanding of a March

by Lt. Col. Steven Grimo

 


Mission Statement: To provide community musicians (amateur, student and professional) with a quality summer music experience while providing first-rate traditional and contemporary band music performances to neighboring communities.


 

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