The Program for the JR. ALL-COUNTY BAND
Into the Clouds! - by Richard L. Saucedo
Safe Harbor trilogy - by Laurie J. Kunzle
Wind Song - by Robert W. Smith
Danse Carnivale - by Randall D. Standridge
music links JWPepper.com
please listen and preview scores
SAFE HARBOR - A Trilogy for Band, by LJ Kunzle. The original version was a commission in 2001 by the Ben Franklin School, Ridgewood, NJ. The Rockland Jr. All-County band will be premiering the new revised edition 2023 of Safe Harbor.
Safe Harbor Revised edition 2023
JAC BAND Conductor, Laurie J. Kunzle
Laurie J. Kunzle is a composer, musician, and educator from New Jersey. An instrumental music teacher for over 34 years and the former Director of Bands at Lakeland Regional High School for 25 years. She studied both music education and music theory composition at West Chester University, Temple University and Montclair University. Kunzle composes works for instrumental ensembles and arranges music for the marching arts. Her compositions have been played by the Ridgewood Concert Band, the Hanover Wind Symphony, the Dallas Wind Symphony brass, NJ Region 1 Band, and ensembles across the U.S., U.K. and Australia. A winner in the Dallas Wind Symphony fanfare contest and she has received several commissions for ensemble compositions. A clarinetist, Kunzle performs with the New Jersey Wind Symphony, the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra, the Summit Symphony, and as a freelance musician on clarinet and saxophone. She has also recently played with the Band Directors Marching Band in the 2022 Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA and the 2023 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC with 400 band directors. As a conductor, she has conducted over 30 musicals and has guest conducted with the NJ Wind Symphony, the Hanover Wind Symphony, school ensembles, honor bands, and with American Music Abroad.
contact Laurie Kunzle for information
JAC BAND Manager, Natalie McCarter Suffern Central School
BE PREPARED for a great weekend!
PRACTICE YOUR PARTS
Start slowly, work everything out rhythms and notes.
Pay attention to tempos, articulation and style.
Use a pencil and mark your music lightly as needed.
PREVIEW THE MUSIC
Listen to the music with your part.
Follow the link with the score.
Repeat the previous steps! ;)
BRING EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO REHEARSALS
Make a list and check it twice.
Include: extra reeds, valve oil, water bottles, pencils!
A fantastic attitude ready to work !!!
Trumpet players, straight mutes if you have them.