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2018 Play-Along with the South Bend Symphony

Saturday, August 18, at the Chris Wilson Pavilion in Potawatomi Park

The Community Foundation's Play-Along with the South Bend Symphony is back! To participate, you'll need to complete the online registration form. Full event details and .pdfs of the sheet music are below.

Once again, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County has partnered with the South Bend Symphony to create an opportunity for community musicians to perform with the SBSO. As part of the Symphony's August 18 concert for the 2018 Community Foundation Performing Arts Series at Potawatomi Park, community musicians can join the SBSO to perform the “Ode to Joy” section of the fourth movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Both the South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras and The Music Village are supporting the 2018 Play-Along as performance partners, which means that these two organizations are recruiting and preparing groups of musicians who will be part of the Play-Along event.

Each community musician will be asked to bring his/her instrument, sheet music, and a music stand to the Chris Wilson Pavilion at Potawatomi Park on Saturday, August 18 for the performance. We'll provide chairs. There will be two mandatory rehearsals for this performance: The first will be Friday, August 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kroc Center in South Bend. This rehearsal will be with the South Bend Symphony's conductor Alastair Willis. The second rehearsal will be at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, the day of the performance. This will be a much shorter (~30 minute) rehearsal with the SBSO at the Chris Wilson Pavilion at Potawatomi Park, where the concert will be held.

You can start practicing right now. Arranged by Jerry Lackey, this version of "Ode to Joy" was commissioned by the Community Foundation and is free to download and print. You'll find all the parts below in .pdf format. Multiple parts are available for some instruments; choose whichever part you wish to perform.

Parts: 2018 Play-Along Parts (in .pdf format)

Bassoon 1 Bassoon 2 Clarinet 1
Clarinet 2 Flute 1 Flute 2
Piccolo Oboe 1 Oboe 2

Double Bass Cello Violin 1 Violin 2 Viola
French Horn 1 French Horn 2 French Horn 3
French Horn 4 Bass Trombone Trombone 1
Trombone 2 Tuba Trumpet 1
Trumpet 2    

Bass Drum/Cymbals/Triangle

Full Score