Area All-State Band

Dear Area All State Band Members,

Congratulations on being selected.  I’m excited to tell you you’ll be working with Mr. Andrew Perry. He has selected music I’m sure you’ll find challenging and rewarding to play. I know you’ll enjoy working with him, he’s an outstanding conductor, teacher and musician.

Please make sure your parts are prepared before the first rehearsal.  It will make for a more meaningful experience.  Rehearsal is NOT the place to learn your part.  Here’s the program and the approximate tempos. I encourage you to find recordings of the pieces on YouTube or the internet.


1) Riders for the Flag-John Philip Sousa

Please be careful of the key signatures.


2)     Give Us This Day-Maslanka

We will play measures 1-20 of movement 1 and all of movement 2      mm=180



3)     Cry of the Last Unicorn-Rossano Galante Quarter=133

This is a piece Mr. Perry had commissioned in memory of his mother.



Please make sure you have a pencil & any mutes There are specific directions for trumpets on your music.

Percussionists you must bring what is hand written on your individual envelopes. I did my best to split things up and make it as easy as possible for you. Remember to bring any mallets and sticks you need as well.

White Plains will provide the Bass Drum, Timpani, bells, sus. Cymbals, Vibes, Marimba, Chimes


Here’s the schedule for our first rehearsal 10/26/16:

4:00-5:30 All on stage
5:30-6:15 Dinner (bring a bagged dinner)
6:15-7:45 Sectionals

Bring a stand from home

7:45-8:00 Break
8:00-9:00 All on stage


I look forward to seeing you all on the 26th . Please let me know how I can help you.

All the best,


Ms. Kathryn Davis

John Catoliato

Area Allstate Band Chairpersons


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