The SSSB has recorded their second CD, and the release is tentatively title: “Encore! Making Tracks”
SSSB recording session, Jan. 2014
The patrons of our concerts have been asking us when we will be making another CD. Our initial CD recorded in 2008, Live, In Concert!, was well received and the quality of that recording turned out very well considering it was recorded under “live” conditions.
“Encore! Making Tracks” was recorded in “studio” conditions at Stone Memorial High School’s auditorium on the weekend of Jan. 24 and 25.
We are alerting you of this CD project in advance of its production, encouraging our friends to help us by pre-purchasing some CDs for yourself or friends, which will aid us with this costly project. We expect sales of this CD to be brisk, so encourage you to order yours soon to reserve yours from this limited production. Our new CD would be a great post Christmas treat to come in early March.
From Dwight Wages, SSSB Founder and President:
CD Project Costs
I am providing the following information, to help you understand what a project like this costs, so you can see why it is helpful to have you pre-purchase CD’s.
This project’s expenses include:
1) Recording Engineer for the recording session (1.5 days) and Mixing/Mastering (2-3 days)
2) Auditorium rental and production assistant to follow the music scores and note areas to re-record
3) Production expenses to manufacture the CD including artwork for the CD jacket
4) Musician performance fees (they are only receiving 25% of their normal fee, and are donating a lot of their time & talent to make this project more affordable)
5) ASCAP/BMI recording royalties for the composers/arrangers whose music we will play.
TOTAL COST TO GET FINISHED PRODUCT = $8410
As you can see from the above, undertaking a project like this is costly. We are committed to producing this new CD because our patrons have asked for it. Of course, we also hope to further spread the reputation of the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass through a high quality CD for distribution regionally.
“Encore! Making Tracks” will have 55 – 60 minutes of music. The selections are a variety of music styles and include music that has been popular in our concerts. Below are the tentative selections:
— American Salute
— Breezin down Broadway
— Georgia on my Mind
— President march
— Gabriel’s Oboe
— I’ve Got Rhythm
— Little Fugue in G Minor
— Amparito Roca
— Black & White Ray
— Blue Rondo a la Turk
— Someone to Watch Over Me
— Lord, Lord, You Sure Been Good to Me
— Circus Bee
CD Package Options for your consideration
We are hope to have the CD available by early March. Checks should be made out to SSSB, with the memo line stating “New CD” and the option # from below list.
Enclose a note providing your mailing address, email address and phone number for us to contact you related to status and/or mailing of the package you select.
Send check and above information to:
361 Rotherham Drive
Crossville, TN 38558.
Option choices are:
#1 – If you do not wish to have a CD, but want to donate $10 or more as an appreciation for the band’s cultural contributions and this project, we would be grateful for your support.
#2 – Each CD: $17
#3 – One CD and your name listed on the CD jacket as a CD project Sponsor: $35 ** (see note below)
#4 – Two CD’s and your name listed on the CD jacket as a CD project Sponsor: $50 ** (see note below)
#5 – Opportunity to conduct a popular march selection at an upcoming SSSB concert, plus the benefits of option #4: $125 ** (see note below)
#6 – Receive special “On Stage VIP Seating” at a future concert and meet the guest artist. Your “in the wings” vantage point will give you a unique view of Dr. Steven Sudduth’s conducting and the instrumentalists / percussionists in performance mode. This is for a party of two and includes the benefits of option #4
$125 ** (see note below)
#7 – Invitation for a party of four to enjoy a special dinner prepared by Dr. Steven Sudduth and hosted at the home of Diane & Dwight Wages, plus the benefits of option #4
$250 ** (see note below)
1) None the above options are tax deductible.
2) If you wish to have the CD’s shipped to you, instead of picking them up at a concert or at Dwight’s home, please add an additional $3.50 to the total order.
** If you select option #3 thru #7, Dwight will need to receive your check by Feb. 1st in order to meet CD production deadlines and to assure your name is listed on the CD jacket as a project supporter.
We look forward to your support of this new CD project and hope that you will pre-purchase one of the options we are offering.
I am confident that you will enjoy the music we will provide with “Encore! Making Tracks”
If you have any questions, please contact me at 931-484-6939 or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
President & Founder
Southern Stars Symphonic Brass Band
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