Sunday, February 18, 2007

Sirius Music Party ! was completed

Sirius Music Party ! , we completed our annual event without any difficulties. The auditorium was packed to capacity and the excitement had risen throught the show ! We would like to thank from the bottom of our heart the people who came to see our show, also those who supported and cheered for us.

Many performers with individual personalities assembled from different places again, and created dramatic memories.

On Feb. 17th the previous day of the event, we had a rehearsal at The Tokyo Polytechnic University gymnasium. SPMB-Friends (Shimizu Primary school Marching Band) arrived at 1pm from Fukushima, eMOTION BRASS arrived at 4pm from Osaka. The members of Sirius showed support and started conditioning, especially in preparation for the ensemble with all players. The gymnasium was crowded with so many people ! The ensemble music was fine tuned by Drum Major Yamamoto efficiently! The sectional rehearsal had begun, the upper brass section jabbered away, the low brass was extremely serious, the perc. section started to surprise others with a rendition of their own. It seemed like a boisterous party.

The bands checked into the hotel in the evening, then all the staff enthusiastically went to the banquet, with the members at their own banquet as well.

On Feb. 18th the party day had finally come ! Although it was raining from the previous day we believed the weather forecast report of it being fine in the afternoon. We hooked up with the hall staff and we started to prepare the setting of both the stage and the entrance. After the adjusting the lighting, the rehearsal of the each section began. All the players enjoyed the rehearsal, watched other repertoires, gave each other support, every section assembled and enjoyed chatting with each other, saying hello, taking pictures of each other.....they spent their time in their own way.

In the afternoon the ensemble of all the players was began. They were excited too much even though it was just a rehearsal, and because of this the coordinator became nervous. The color guards as well !(CG unit said after the show, they were more excited about the rehearsal than the performance.)

And then the dress rehearsal and curtains-up.

The show started ! The Opening piece was "In The Stone" by all the players. The audience began to clap their hands !!

SPMB Friends played The Light Jazz Show with their fine and pure sound. eMOTION BRASS was hot & cool, performed The Spanish Show and their 007 ensemble. M.B.Sirius performed The Jazz Show, The Perc. Show and The Space show. The show was rising with the colored stage because the 2 color guard shows were lithe and stylish. .

Many kids of the Hodogaya primary school and the Kotsubo primary school who performed at "Music Party ! in Hodogaya (Jan.28th)" assembled and they played our ending piece "I Go To Rio" with their own instruments which they prepared for playing with us. We all danced together.

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The power of music and of the performers was great !!!!
It's impossible to explain how we got such a big applause from only looking at photos with descriptions.

The drinking party after the show was a great success !!!!
Although we were reluctant to leave there, we had to return to our own hometown after the event that had finished too soon.

M.B.Sirius and CG Unit Sirius enjoyed the first meeting with eMOTION BRASS of the year, and met SPMB Friends for the first time.

Everyone's dreams united to make our delightful memory. We will learn and sense a lot of things to realize the pleasant activities in the future to come.