Informative Emails Sent this Week

Email #1: If you will be on our 2-Cities Marathon gig, please sign up to bring food/drinks. Its a long gig and the kids will be able to eat in between their sets :>) BEST GIG EVER!!!!

You have been invited by Carey Karle to sign up for "Food - 2 Cities Marathon 2018". Please click on the button below to view the online sign up sheet.

Email #2: Important things to know & remember for We Got The Beat:

This Sunday, food will be provided for We Got The Beat/Beyond The Beat after we perform & pack up

For November 4th, I emailed a food sign up sheet for all participants. This is a 2-hour-ish long gig. All players will be able to eat in between their playing sets. We provide continuous music for the runners/walkers, so it is important to keep the Beaters fueled :>)

Our BIG Show is confirmed for April 5, 2019 7pm at Clovis Hills Church

Our very important tech rehearsal at Clovis Hills will be Thursday April 4 starting at 6pm (Primary Beaters show up at 7pm). It goes until we are finished. Usually around 8:30pm

We Got The Beat/Beyond The Beat Camp will be June 10-14 2019

This is one week earlier than we have been having camp

This is the week right after FUSD & CUSD lets out

This means we do NOT need to set up on Fathers Day (YAY!!!!!!!)

Please mark your calendars and keep these events in mind as other events come up.

Email #3: Got this from Lively Arts. Let me know SOON if you are interested in attending the Best of the West Show

Hi Brenda,

You have been so supportive of our taiko presentations (TAO is returning to Fresno in2020), that I would like to offer your group tickets to Best of the West! Sunday, November 4 at the Saroyan. We can do a deep discount or comp those who cannot afford a ticket. I think all drummers should experience the performing arts including dance!

Show will be very enjoyable and entertaining.

Best wishes,

Email #4: TODAY I have a few other concert opportunities.

#1 is STOMP is coming to Bakersfield (but NOT Fresno) on Sunday March 3 at 3:00pm.

This will be our BUS trip for this year. YAY!!!!! Here is how this works

WGTB will pay for all WGTB to go

Tickets are $33.50ea. If you would like to pay WGTB for your Beater’s ticket, that money will be counted towards your fundraising goal

WGTB will pay for your Beater’s seat on the bus (exact cost to be determined). If you would like to pay WGTB for your Beater’s bus seat, that money will be counted towards your fundraising goal

Any parent/family member riding the bus will need to pay for their seat. THAT money WILL be counted towards your fundraising goal.

You do NOT need to pay for anything until after the first of the year. And as long as I have the money before the day of the trip, that is fine

Fun Fact: Richard our lead main room camp teacher (now professor of Jazz Studies at Fresno State) was a member of Stomp for 10 years!

We really want all the Beaters riding the bus. This is a tremendous opportunity for bonding. Most Beaters remember the bus ride more than anything else :>) Parents who are coming are welcome to ride the bus or follow along in their cars. All parking costs would be on you not WGTB.

Please let me know ASAP how many tickets you will be wanting. I need to get an order in before TX go on sale to the public.

#2 Fleetwood Mac is coming to Fresno Thursday, December 6th. I mention this because one of my first students EVER (pre WGTB) is the percussionist! If you have any money left after Lion King I highly recommend attending. My husband and I will be attending with comp tickets provided by Taku Hirano ( my student the percussionist). FYI: I expect comp tickets from ALL my students when you reach rock star status! :>)

#3 Elton John is coming to Fresno Tuesday, January 15th. His percussionist, Ray Cooper ( is BIG TIME! He alone is worth the price of admission! I highly recommend taking your Beater if you possibly can.

I LOVE letting my Beater families know about these things. Nothing beats a personal experience. You never know if you will ever get another chance to catch world class players live again.

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