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The 'Superior' CD project

The Five Lakes Silver Band gathered again in July to rehearse and record highlights from recent concerts. These tracks will be compiled into Superior – the fifth and final CD in the 5 disc Great Lakes Series set. The fourth disc, Ontario, was released in 2015.

Our schedule supports having the CD completed and available at our first 2017-2018 season concert. The timeline for completion of this project is as follows:

  • Record CD audio (July)
  • Create CD Master (August)
  • Create Cover art/information (September)
  • Post Production and duplication (October)

We have recorded the audio at The Fort Street Presbyterian Church in Detroit, Michigan, where the band recently performed the April 2017 Subscription concert; the acoustics in the space are nicely suited for the sound of the band.

2017 Recording Session photo
2017 Recording Session photo

Disc Content and Sound Clips

Provided all goes well in the editing room, the content of the disc will include titles from the following:

  • America the Beautiful
  • Caravan
  • Facilita (Cornet Solo)
  • I Dreamed a Dream
  • In Perfect Peace
  • Die Fledermaus (The Bat)
  • The Cross of Honour
  • Theme from 'The Incredibles'
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Windows of the World (6 movements)
  •     Amazonia
  •     Rainforest
  •     The Rising Sun
  •     Drums of Thunder
  •     Celtic Dream
  •     Earth Walk

These songs were performed at various season concerts this past season.  Here are a couple of unedited clips from the recording sessions

audio clips coming soon...

Though there is much excitement about this project, our annual budget is not very large.  Five Lakes Silver Band is asking for support of this project to help offset the following costs:

  • Venue costs and donations
  • Royalty fees (these have been high last three years)
  • Post recording production costs
  • Creating the CD audio master
  • Cover artwork rendering and printing
  • Physical duplication
  • Final assembly

Rewards will be fulfilled as soon as the CD is available. Copies of the six previous discs (including the 4 other CDs in the Great Lakes Series) are already on hand. (See our website for specific disc content)

Five Lakes Silver Band Available CDs
Five Lakes Silver Band Available CDs

Sound clip: Cossack Fire Dance from Huron

Sound clip: Chelsea Bridge from Erie

Sound clip: Midday from Michigan

Sound clip: Where Eagles Sing from Ontario

Sound clip: Anchors Away from Notes from America

 Sound clip: Santa Claus is Coming to Town from Christmas Cards

The Superior CD jacket will include a permanent record of all backers at or above the $25 level. Any subsequent duplication runs of this CD will include this list of names. Take this opportunity to show your support for the band and be recognized in turn!

See the Five Lakes website for up to date concert venue and calendar information for the 2017-18 season.

2017 Recording Session photo
2017 Recording Session photo

The Five Lakes Silver Band

The Five Lakes Silver Band performance season generally runs from September through May, with occasional summer concerts. During the season, we hold four subscription concerts, as well as other outreach concerts; we also participate in the annual North American Brass Band Association competition. In 2013 at NABBA, the Five Lakes Silver Band won first place in the First Section of the competition! In 2014, Five Lakes moved up to compete in the Championship section. Five Lakes participated in First Section in 2016 and 2017.

It has been said that ‘this is the best band you have never heard before’. Five Lakes has been comprised of quality personnel since its inception and continues to improve. The musical performances of this group are fantastic. This is demonstrated in part by the awards the band has accumulated as a group, as well as some of the individual recognitions that have occurred for many of the band’s personnel.

Consider getting involved with this project and receive some top flight music or concert tickets for live performances in the process.

Five Lakes 2014 NABBA performance
Five Lakes 2014 NABBA performance

 Five Lakes is a 501c3 non profit organization.

Risks and challenges

This CD will be the fifth of the Great Lakes Series, and the 7th CD recorded by the band. We arranged for a fantastic venue for recording the music, and have completed raw audio recording sessions in late July. We are confident that the recording went well. Post production and CD duplication and distribution should not pose a risk.

Additionally, with the added experience of successful 'Ontario', 'Michigan' and 'Erie' Kickstarter campaigns, we have a full understanding of what is involved .

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    Four Lakes

    Recognition items, the new Superior CD, a second copy of the Superior CD, and 3 additional FLSB CDs. Substitute 16oz. custom FLSB Turvis mug (for 2 copies of FLSB CD’s) if desired

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    • Your Name listed on our website as a Superior project Sponsor
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    The Great Lakes Series

    The new Superior CD, an additional 5 CDs, and a Custom Great Lakes Series 5CD slipcover CDs. Substitute (2) 16oz. custom FLSB Turvis mugs (for 4 copies of FLSB CD’s) if desired

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    • Your name in FLSB 2017-18 concert programs as Superior sponsor
    • Your name in the Superior CD liner as a project Sponsor
    • One copy of the new Superior CD
    • Five other FLSB CDs of your choice
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    FLSB Super Sponsor

    Superior CD + Great Lakes Series CD Box set + four additional CDs.

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    • Your name in the Superior CD liner as a project Sponsor
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    • All 5 Great Lakes Series CDs in custom printed slipcover
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    FLSB Superior Patron

    Superior CD + Great Lakes Series Box set + opportunity to conduct the FLSB (Transportation not provided)

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    • Your name in FLSB 2017-18 concert programs as Superior sponsor
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    FLSB Superior Quintet performance

    Superior CD + 1/2 hour concert of a FLSB quintet in the Metro Detroit area

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