Experiments in Sax and Clarinet Choirs

Just for the experience I put together a sax choir and a clarinet choir for the Woodinville Community Band’s Music Ambassador program. The Ambassador program visits and performs at various senior citizen centers right before our concert so that the audience might get the bug to attend. Both music groups met on and off for three months and then gigged this weekend. The sax choir consisted of soprillo, soprano, alto, tenor, bari, and bass saxophones. There were 10 musicians in all. Here is a sample recording:

The clarinet choir consisted of soprano, alto, bass, and contra bass clarinets. There were 8 musicians in all. Here is a sample recording:

You might notice four musicians in both groups: Suzy and Jim Glass, Greg Cagle, and Charlie Wickham. It was the only way we could get the clarinet choir roster filled out. And we borrowed Jean Davison to help us cover alto clarinet from another group.

When the flute choir cancelled at the last moment and the sax choir folks were not available for a follow-on gig that night with the Brass choir, Molly Thompson, Suzy Glass, Greg Cagle and I threw together a quick set and covered for the flutes. That went pretty well too but I didn’t get any footage. No worries as the Professor Gadget Sax Quartet will be performing at the Ballard Locks in September and I hope to get some great video there.


About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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