Some folks have been looking for this recently.
Here are the music files in MP3 format, and sheet music in PDF format. NOTE: the tracks have been re-ordered to match the expected order in the program.
OK, folks, so it’s 2030 and I’m still here at work. Just got off the phone with the representative from “Sing Off”. They are excited and they want us to audition for sure. The audition dates in NYC are May 7,8. On May 7 you are scheduled for your audition at 1330. Callbacks will be on Sunday the 8th. So you’ll need to plan on both days just in case. They want 3 songs – two familiar and one sea chantey. Off the top of my head I would say, “Whale Of A Tale”, “La Mer” and “Sea Chantey Medley.” You might have some better ideas.
Ed, please get the word to all those interested out in the fleet and get a definite commitment from them. I told the lady we would have 12-14 men. There is the possibility of bringing along a couple of “ringers” from the current Idlers. Trouble is, they’d have to be replaced if we, by some miracle, made it as far as LA. This will obviously require a bunch of extra rehearsals – plus we’ll want a solid Friday night rehearsal in NYC. I would recommend having everyone stay at the Soldiers and Sailors Club so we can hold a rehearsal there.
As Ed mentioned, there is the chance that our audition could get aired eventually even if we don’t make it. I’m sure they’d love to show a group in uniform that auditioned because it would be a first. So, no matter what, you need to sound terrific. To put it another way – even thought this may be fun, it cannot be half-assed.
Tentative audition music:
- Whale of a Tale
- La Mer
- Sea Chantey Medley
- High Barbaree
- Ten Thousand Miles Away
Yes List, Name, I'year
Charles Kelly, I'08?
Doug Simpson, I'94
Mike Chien, I'??
Jon Tschudy, I'06
Dan Rogers, I'??
Ian Finley, I'93
Greg Johnson, I'?? (some Bari too) has routed a chit
Doctor Newton has some of the local staff reprising their roles as vocal superstars. Here are a couple tunes we're working on.
1: National Anthem (m4a)
2: The Idlers Song (m4a)
3: Spanish Ladies (m4a)
4: La Mer (m4a)
5: A Sailor Ain't A Sailor (m4a)
6: Down By The Sally Gardens (mp3)
7: The First Time I Ever (mp3)
8: Brothers Sing On (m4a)
Right click, "save as" and enjoy!
For those of you who also played with the Nitecaps over the years:
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ACADEMY
NITECAPS JAZZ BAND 50TH ANNIVERSARY
APRIL 17-18, 2010
Captain D. Burbank (I'85) and Commander E. Beale (I'92) joined The Idlers at the Griswold Inn to kick off the holiday season, an annual event held in Essex on December first.
We also grabbed a couple of recordings from the back of the room - it's nice to have an iPhone!
* Holly Jolly Christmas (830kb mp3)
* Jingle Bell Medley/Grandma Got Run Over (2.5mb mp3)
* Farewell to Nova Scotia (2mb mp3)
* A Rovin (1mb mp3)
* It's Hard to be Humble (1.8mb mp3)
* Pinning Captain Burbank (176kb mp3)
* God Bless The USA (1.5mb mp3)