The Missouri City Pops - Community Band

The Missouri City Pops - Community Band The Missouri City Pops invites adult former band musicians of any level to rehearse Monday evenings and perform in the Houston area. The Missouri City Pops community band was formed in 1987 on the premise that music and the enjoyment of it is far too important to be left to professionals.
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These enthusiastic amateurs have been performing ever since at schools, nursing homes, malls, Church halls, and public parks. The Missouri City Pops provides adult musicians an opportunity to pick up the instruments left behind in their youth, and rekindle their love for making music. It is their goal to bring Music out into our community. Our music director is Linda Stiegler. Originally from Mary

These enthusiastic amateurs have been performing ever since at schools, nursing homes, malls, Church halls, and public parks. The Missouri City Pops provides adult musicians an opportunity to pick up the instruments left behind in their youth, and rekindle their love for making music. It is their goal to bring Music out into our community. Our music director is Linda Stiegler. Originally from Mary

Operating as usual

Learned something new today  🎺
06/23/2021

Learned something new today 🎺

The Karnofsky Jewish family, who immigrated to the United States from Lithuania, employed a 7-year-old boy and adopted (so to speak) him into their home. He was originally given homework to get food because he was a starving kid. He remained under the Jewish families employ, until he was 12

Karnofsky gave him money to buy his first instrument, which was a common instrument in Jewish families. They really admired his musical talent.

Later, when he became a professional musician and composer, he used these Jewish melodies when composing!

This little black boy grew up and wrote a book about this Jewish family who adopted him in 1907. And he spoke proudly to Yiddish.

In memory of this family and for the rest of his life, he carried the Star of David and said that in this family he had learned to ′ ′ live real life and determination ”.

This little boy was called Louis Armstrong

This explains a lot  🎼 🎶
06/09/2021

This explains a lot 🎼 🎶

This explains a lot 🎼 🎶

We’re Baaaaack!
06/08/2021

We’re Baaaaack!

05/31/2021
Taps Across America - Memorial Day 2021

This was our first performance since the pandemic put band rehearsals on hold. If you played Taps to honor the fallen today and took video, please add it in the comments 🎺 See you next week at band practice!

Timeline Photos
05/13/2021

Timeline Photos

05/08/2021
02/07/2021
USAF Band of the West

USAF Band of the West

Tuba players, unite! This recording of "Fantasia on the Dargason" by Gustav Holst involved Air Force tuba players from across the world and commemorated the retirement of Chief Master Sergeant Michael Goetz, a tuba player who served for 30 years in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.
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SSgt Lee Jarzembak, USAFE Band
SSgt Justis MacKenzie, USAF Band of the West
A1C Colby Parker, United States Air Force Academy Band
A1C Andrew Payton, USAF Band of the West
A1C Jacob Moore, USAF Band of the Golden West
A1C Brian Kemble, USAF Band of the Golden West
SrA Tyler Tolles (percussion), USAF Band of the Golden West
SrA Mike Roe (percussion), USAF Band of the Golden West
Arranged by SSgt Justis MacKenzie
Audio and Video Production by A1C Brian Kemble

02/06/2021
Classic FM

Classic FM

Orchestral masterpieces, but played on 100% homemade instruments... 🎻🍳🍷

(📹 ZIC ZAZOU)

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02/05/2021

Classic FM

Proper names for musical instruments:

01/27/2021
Rest In Peace, Glenda 🎶❤️
01/11/2021

Rest In Peace, Glenda 🎶❤️

A real clef-hanger story 🎼
01/06/2021

A real clef-hanger story 🎼

01/01/2021

Happy New Year 2021! This year we WILL be back together, as soon as it’s safe to do so. We have NOT forgot “auld” acquaintances, nor auld lang syne. Remembering how well the accordion went over, Kristi promises to leave the harmonium at home.

Yes, we played it before Pandemic, no it isn’t Mozart 😆
12/29/2020

Yes, we played it before Pandemic, no it isn’t Mozart 😆

Does anyone remember the cat with the necrotic tail that came to our rehearsal a few years ago? We (The Normans) still h...
12/24/2020
Stray Cat Steals The Show During A Performance By The Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra

Does anyone remember the cat with the necrotic tail that came to our rehearsal a few years ago? We (The Normans) still have her. Her name is “Coda Non Troppo.” (Tail, not much) or Coda, for short. This is what happens when you are the last ones to leave rehearsal. 🎼 🐈 🎶

Rather than running away, it climbed onto the director's podium!

Because nothing says Christmas like a saxophone quartet.🎷🎶🌲
12/19/2020

Because nothing says Christmas like a saxophone quartet.🎷🎶🌲

As the holiday season of 1938 came to Chicago, Bob May wasn’t feeling much comfort or joy. A 34-year-old ad writer for M...
12/12/2020

As the holiday season of 1938 came to Chicago, Bob May wasn’t feeling much comfort or joy. A 34-year-old ad writer for Montgomery Ward, May was exhausted and nearly broke. His wife, Evelyn, was bedridden, on the losing end of a two-year battle with cancer. This left Bob to look after their four-year old-daughter, Barbara.

One night, Barbara asked her father, “Why isn’t my mommy like everybody else’s mommy?” As he struggled to answer his daughter’s question, Bob remembered the pain of his own childhood. A small, sickly boy, he was constantly picked on and called names. But he wanted to give his daughter hope, and show her that being different was nothing to be ashamed of. More than that, he wanted her to know that he loved her and would always take care of her. So he began to spin a tale about a reindeer with a bright red nose who found a special place on Santa’s team. Barbara loved the story so much that she made her father tell it every night before bedtime. As he did, it grew more elaborate. Because he couldn’t afford to buy his daughter a gift for Christmas, Bob decided to turn the story into a homemade picture book.

In early December, Bob’s wife died. Though he was heartbroken, he kept working on the book for his daughter. A few days before Christmas, he reluctantly attended a company party at Montgomery Ward. His co-workers encouraged him to share the story he’d written. After he read it, there was a standing ovation. Everyone wanted copies of their own. Montgomery Ward bought the rights to the book from their debt-ridden employee. Over the next six years, at Christmas, they gave away six million copies of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer to shoppers. Every major publishing house in the country was making offers to obtain the book. In an incredible display of good will, the head of the department store returned all rights to Bob May. Four years later, Rudolph had made him into a millionaire.

Now remarried with a growing family, May felt blessed by his good fortune. But there was more to come. His brother-in-law, a successful songwriter named Johnny Marks, set the uplifting story to music. The song was pitched to artists from Bing Crosby on down. They all passed. Finally, Marks approached Gene Autry. The cowboy star had scored a holiday hit with “Here Comes Santa Claus” a few years before. Like the others, Autry wasn’t impressed with the song about the misfit reindeer. Marks begged him to give it a second listen. Autry played it for his wife, Ina. She was so touched by the line “They wouldn’t let poor Rudolph play in any reindeer games” that she insisted her husband record the tune.

Within a few years, it had become the second best-selling Christmas song ever, right behind “White Christmas.” Since then, Rudolph has come to life in TV specials, cartoons, movies, toys, games, coloring books, greeting cards and even a Ringling Bros. circus act. The little red-nosed reindeer dreamed up by Bob May and immortalized in song by Johnny Marks has come to symbolize Christmas as much as Santa Claus, evergreen trees and presents. As the last line of the song says, “He’ll go down in history.”

12/08/2020
12/03/2020
Classic FM

Classic FM

Jingle Bells, but played in a minor key 😢

(📹 Toms Mucenieks)

11/12/2020
Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins

She’s freaking 5 years old!!! I can’t even twirl a baton 😂 I’m just blown away by this natural talent at such a young age, aren’t you?! 🥁

11/12/2020
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The struggle is real.

😂 (via Jason Sulliman)

Well, there’s this 😳
09/21/2020

Well, there’s this 😳

Is it a duck? Is it a goose? Is it a platypus? 🦆❤️ 🦆 Quack...we heard you loud and clear! 🦆❤️🦆

👉 It's our NEW Flute Instrument cover featuring a double-layered elongated flute mask specially designed not to crowd the instrument and maximize normalcy of play.

CONTINUE TO PERFORM SAFELY: https://www.mccormicksnet.com/Flute-Cover-p/3070017.htm

#woodwinds #marchingband #band #winds #wgi #dci #boa #iwantaseason #musician #flute #performingarts #bandcamp #teachers #banddirector #musiceducation #covid #musicteacher #symphony

08/30/2020
Classic FM

Classic FM

This inspiring musician plays FIVE different kinds of flute ❤️

(via Claire Chase at London's Southbank Centre)

08/20/2020
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Musicians with too much time of their hands

JS Bach's Art of Fugue, played on beer bottles.

(via Beanzo / Storyful)

08/19/2020
Classic FM

Please share stories, photos or video of your music loving (or hating!) pet in the comments! 🐈 🎶 🐕 🎷

Pets deserve to be serenaded too. 😻

08/16/2020
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Some of us typed many a term paper on this instrument. Since the pandemic halted our rehearsals, my embouchure has gone to seed. I might take up this instrument again, but where to find one? They are quite rare now!

For anyone who needs a smile today...

This is Leroy Anderson's 'The Typewriter' for orchestra, complete with all the familiar 'dings' and clitter-clattering of a typewriter. The soloist here is Alfredo Anaya, with conductor Miguel Roa. Credit to Voces Para la Paz and Músicos solidarios.

Sad news from the Sugar Land Methodist Church.Brian played 1st Flute in The Missouri City Pops and also conducted during...
07/12/2020

Sad news from the Sugar Land Methodist Church.
Brian played 1st Flute in The Missouri City Pops and also conducted during summer vacation. He lost his battle with COVID-19.

“It is with a sad and heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of our great friend, colleague and organist, Brian Granquist early this morning.

Brian was a true inspiration to so many, not only through his musical talent and leadership, but also in his warm relationships and friendships. His sense of humor could captivate an entire room and his true joy found in playing music, worshiping the Lord and enjoying the company of others touched us all.
He will be missed but take comfort that he knew he was surrounded by the prayers of his church family who loved him dearly and expressed that throughout the years. I will let you know as plans develop concerning any future memorial services.

Please hold each other up in prayer, especially his closest friends who have been providing care these past few weeks.”

06/15/2020
05/31/2020
Royal Academy of Music

Royal Academy of Music

Happy Friday! The RAM Buglers have come together to create this fantastic virtual performance - we hope it lifts your spirits as much as it did ours #RAMplaysON ♫

Reposted from Academy student Will Thomas - https://bit.ly/2Vh7YbP

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Watching the piccolo and French horn players from the Houston Symphony performing - sans masks - for the annual Houston July 4 program...... Jus’ sayin’....
Can’t meet because of the pandemic? No problem! https://www.facebook.com/334892059890579/posts/3025333827513042/?vh=e&d=n
Interesting story about the saxophone.
A tip of the hat to Marc and the trombone section!
I miss you guys. Playing with you was one of the most fun times of my life. Jean taught me how to read music and Linda showed me how to shake, tap and roll. Hope to get to a concert when I get back home from Block Island. Bob B