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    rlus/c department works behind-the-scenes
By Marlene Clark
Staff Writer
eClackamas Community College mu-
partment bands don't just sit around
ig for a concert to happen. There is a
Ig behind-the-scenes work to be done
ire they can perform and they try to
ar as many performance requests as
ible, according to Gary Nelson, CCC
request is the kickoff for a band per-
pnce. The band director reads the re­
Khat states the basic information of
performance, said Nelson. Who they
be performing for, the time and place
how much time they are allowed to
I ■are all variables. It also tells them if
| is any particular number wanted and
ley want a processional and/or a reces-
I ■
sional. A processional is performed as the
speaker or group comes in, a recessional is
played while the speakers are leaving.
The next stpe is to see if there is any
union conflicts. The band can't perform
when admission is charged to hear them be­
cause they could be in the way of pro­
fessionals, said Nelson. Conflicts with the
union at this time could jeopardize many
band members' plans of becoming profes­
After checking if there is any union con­
flicts, the director has to see if there is
conflicts with the individuals in the band.
For example, tests, classes and work may be
time conflicting. However, most have flex­
ible schedules because music is their main
interest and goal in life, said Nelson.
Nelson said that he felt "fortunate to
have a group like this year's." Even if he
"It’s Alive’ premiers in Portland
"It's Alive," a Warner Bros, motion pic-
•e about the supernatural, with an extra-
rdinary power to frighten, opens Wednes-
lay, April 27, 1977 at the following Port­
io theatres and drive-ins; Mall 205, West-
■Southgate, Northgate, Fox, Powell
■In, Family Drive-In, Super 99 Drive-
Hid at the Amphi-theatre.
Khej film was an enormous success in
Hie and the Orient where it was signally
t special film groups and at various
s a result of this acclaim, Warner
■Play plot reveals
■brutal crime
■land 1975's
winner most
of every
major play
■ Oregon Premiere May 27, 8:30 p.m.,
rThe'New Theatre, 0858 Palatine Hill
nd, just south of the Lewis and Clark
ppus. "Equus", written by Peter Schaffer,
Black lomedy, Five Finger Exercise") is
adult psychological drama of a particular-
Ibrutal crime committed by a seventeen-
Ir-old’boy -- the blinding of six horses --
■t on another level asks the timeless
jstions of man's nature, his search for
fining, his need for worship.
nt Torelle returns from Los Angeles
Ihisludy of the Lee Stas berg Theatre
■tuteto direct "Equus." Rehearsals using
■ Strasberg methods are open to the pub-
Klonda through Thursday until May
■guests are asked to arrive promptly at
p,m, because of the special nature of the
I For reservations and ticket information
Bros, is now re-releasing "It's Alive.
The film, dealing with the personal and
public panic brought about by the birth of
a baby, has been compared to such horror
classics of recent times as "The Exorcist,"
"The Omen" and "Rosemary's Baby."
It was written, produced and directed by
Larry Cohen and stars John Ryan, Sharon
Farrell, Andy Duggan,Guy Stockwell, James
Dixon and Michael Ansara. The role of the
infant monster is played by Rick Baker,
the makeup genius who created the gorilla
trappings and wore them himself in "King
From Warner Bros., rated 'PG.' Running
time is 91 minutes.
Famed musical opens
Portland Civic Theatre presents Lerner
and Loewe's "My Fair Lady", one of the
best-loved musicals of all time, opening on
the Mainstage on April 29 at 8:30 p.m.
Director is Richard Hurst, with musical
direction by Vera Long Diamond and chore­
ography by Bob Heath.
Songs in "My Fair Lady" are among the
most memorable in musical theatre, in­
cluding "Wouldn't It Be Loverly", "I Could
Have Danced All Night", "I've Grown Accus­
tomed to Her Face", "Get Me To The
Church On Time" and "On The Street
Where You Live".
The production will play Thursdays, Fri­
days and Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. through
June 18. Tickets are $4.50 for adults, $3.50
for students and senior citizens. For reser­
vations call 226-3048.
forgets to tell them about a concert most
are able to work out their schedules and
Scheduling two concerts at the same
time may also be a problem, as not all of
the bands are led by the same instructor.
The last department approval comes from
the CCC Music Department Chairman, Le-
Roy Anderson.
Community Relations is then notified of
the upcoming performance. They make sure
that there is adequate publicity and infor­
mation to the students of the college and
the public.
When everything is approved the music
must then be chosen. This is also important
because appropriate music must be selected
for the group they are performing for, said
Nelson. The band makes a flexible music
agenda in case of emergencies so it can be
altered. Emergencies arise from band mem­
bers not being able to make it to having
the concert time shortened.
Rehearsal is the next step. Preparation
time may vary from one day to two weeks
depending on the situation, said Nelson.
When traveling to the performance site,
the band uses private cars. It is easier, faster
and makes them more mobile, the bus
makes them slow and awkward, said Nelson.
Care must be taken when loading the in­
struments so they don't get damaged.
"The performance part is a piece of
cake," said Nelson. "Although each concert
has its own problems." Absenteeism is the
major problem. $ince the bands are small,
it is noticeable when several instruments are
The members of the groups get along
well personally. "They are a fun group to
work with," said Nelson.
Nelson seemed proud when talking about
the band members as a whole. "They are
mature, sensible, ambitious and willing,
even when it's confusing," he said.
As you listen to the Tuesday noon con­
certs, and others like them, take in account
all the time and work the CCC music de­
partment has put into them.
BOX 292
O wner M anager
■Kissing highlights
I NORML dance
I Kissing will be the highlight of the evening
at a dance sponsored by Clackamas Com-
munity College's chapter of NORML (Na-
jional Organization for the Reform of Mari-
juana Laws,)
I NORML plans to have a kissing booth
inqrefreshments to aid in raising money.
■ The Williams, Douglas, James Quintet
will be performing modern jazz for the
■ent, according to Ron Kunkel, President
■theCCC NORML chapter.
I The dance will be held May 6, 9 p.m. to
■ p.m. in the CC Mall. Admission is $2
for singles, $4.50 for couples.
Bursday, April 28,1977
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Phone 659-5181
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