The Augmented Fifth – 2/25/2018

Sunday, February 25, 2018 – Issue 17

Another week, another Journey LIVE show. We’re still here in San Francisco and I’d be lying if I said I’m not writing this in my hotel bed waiting for Eric to wake up. Sad to be leaving such a great city so soon but I made sure to bury a bag of change under the Golden Gate Bridge so that I can dig it up and feel like a pirate when we come back to perform Journey at San Jose State in April.

Thanks to all fo the SFCM Pre-College and Conservatory musicians for joining us onstage last night! Also, thanks for putting up with our personalities too. That can be a lot to handle, especially me.

 

WHAT/WHERE/WHEN

LOCATION

Leif Ericson Elementary Scholastic Academy

DATE

02-27-2018

TIME

9:30am

10:30am

WEEKLY SPOTLIGHT

Journey LIVE with SFCM – Written by Herine Koschak

We had our first-ever experience performing Journey LIVE as a side-by-side show! Engaging a singer, string, piano, percussion and wind students from San Francisco Conservatory and its pre-college division, we loved the richness of the symphonic sound with the extra players. Also joining us on stage was fresh inc alum and harpist Jennifer Ellis, whose presence was a delightful surprise! Jennifer is on the faculty of the pre-college and a fabulous player.

Journey LIVE is one of the most daunting experiences to rehearse with new players, as the score is responsive to live game play. This is not a skill anyone will have had prior experience doing, and our young players rose to the occasion in a big way. Also of note is the MEETING OF AUSTIN WINTORY AND DAN VISCONTI, a moment years in the making. We’ve had a long-running joke that their missed connections were proofs to each that the other doesn’t actually exist in real life, so it was a momentous occasion!

WHERE IN THE FIFTH IS UNCLE TRAVELING MATT?

From the journal of Uncle Traveling Matt:

“Just when I thought the Journey would end in Ohio, I was boarding a flying contraption to the city of San Francisco. There I found that some younger travelers from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College program also joined our cause. From what I’ve come to understand, this is the first time anyone outside of the Fifth House Ensemble has joined us. What a brave bunch of fellows! The trip wasn’t all work, and I did get a chance to marvel at this bridge I found. Turns out it was quite famous. That’s all for now, I’ll check in again next week. ”

 

RANDOM MUSIC WE’RE DIGGING THIS WEEK

Do you ever listen to a song on accident and realize that you haven’t listened to it in years? As you can imagine, that is exactly what happened to me with this song. I first heard this on a mix CD that my host-brother from Germany made me and I had totally forgotten about it until I was exploring the unknowns of my music library on the plane to SF. Sometimes that much downtime produces some cool stuff.

 

MEDAL CEREMONY #3

Category: MOST SCFM STUDENTS IN SECTION

Gold: Charlene Kluegel

Silver: Bruno Silva

Bronze: Herine Koschak

 

Category: MOST MOVIES WATCHED ON THE PLANE

Gold: Charlene Kluegel

Silver: Parker Nelson

Bronze: Herine Koschak

 

Category: MOST GRANTS WRITTEN ON THE PLANE

Gold: Melissa Snoza

Silver:

Bronze:

(Thanks for nothing, you slackers)

 

Category: MOST WORK TRIPS TURNED INTO VACATION

Gold (Tie): Charlene Kluegel and Parker Nelson

Silver (Tie): Herine Koschak and Bruno Silva

Bronze (Tie): Melissa Snoza and Eric Snoza

 

Category: MOST MERCHANDISE SOLD

Gold: Eric Snoza

Silver: Parker Nelson

Bronze: Melissa Snoza

 

THIS WEEK IN HAIKU

Tired of travel,

Let’s vow to have a light week,

Hey, a board meeting!

 

YOUTUBE

We here at Fifth House Ensemble are always trying to improve ourselves. With all of this travel to different cities all over the nation and the world, it can never hurt to immerse oneself in another culture. Take 8 seconds to learn a little about pronunciation today.

 

SHOWER THOUGHTS

A man’s nipples are the biological equivalent of the blank plastic panels they put in a car in places where you didn’t get certain options

 

MEME

 

#FOOD

Things I found out actually exist this week:

Macaroon Ice Cream Sandwich

Also pictured:

The hotel bed I ate it in

 

The Market

San Francisco, CA

 

#PHOTOOFTHEWEEK

Vacation time hiking!

 

MEMBER HIGHLIGHT

Melissa Snoza

Thanks for keeping this organization afloat and employing us even though we can be a bunch of butts.

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