Saturday, July 28, 2007

Odawara Cho-chin summer festival (OMB)

On Sat. Jul. 28th from 12pm to 13pm, the OMB participated in the Odawara cho-chin summer festival and had a standstill for about fifteen minutes at the Odawara Castle Ninomaru special stage.

The players performed in accordance with their individual colors; The OMB members put on dark blue polo shirts, Hakone 21 put on red polo shirts, the members of Izumi Junior High School Band put on fresh mint green T-shirts, the members of Kouzu Junior High School Band put on summer kimono, and the members of Joto High school Band put their stage costumes on. In conclusion, all the members played “Kawano nagare no Youni” and “Zip-A-Dee-Doh-Dah” together, with lots of cheering and clapping from everyone there!

(Participants: Hakone 21, Izumi JHS wind ensemble club, Kozu JHS wind ensemble club, Joutoh HS wind ensemble club)

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Dynacity Summer Paradise 2007 (OMB,CG Unit)

On Sun. July 22nd, OMB and CG Unit Sirius performed at The Dynacity (a local department store) Summer Paradise 2007.

It was the fourth time for us to perform at this event. We played pop music mainly at a standstill for about forty minutes, and for the time, we provided an opportunity for some children from the audience to try the color guard flag with the CG Unit. They danced to the song "Believe" that OMB played to conclude the show. The audience cheered during the show which made our concert very delightful. We would like to thank the people who came to see and enjoy our show to the end.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Practice with Kotsubo Marching Band (SMB)

On Jul. 16th, we practiced at Yokohama Shiritsu Kotsubo Primary School. We had a good time during marching practice with The Blue Robins, the marching band of this school.

At first, all the participants were a little nervous, so.....we separated into two groups; a brass team and a perc.+tuba team, and tried to play a ball game ! Finally the perc.+tuba team won! (^^) We soon opened up to each other during the game and we then started to march, play, and ensemble together. It was a meaningful day.

The members of SMB enjoyed playing seriously more than usual. It was a good opportunity for them to explain a lot of things to the younger players, whom they have rarely played with.

In spite of the fact that the members of SMB were accustomed to practicing amongst themselves, it was quite difficult explaining to such a young group of students. They realized again the importance of leadership and the pleasure of music activities.

We would like to thank all the teachers and the parents who prepared for this opportunity just before the event.