On Thursday February 23, I visited the Lucky Star Seafood Restaurant at 54th and University in San Diego for a set by the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra, a Big Band-style musical organization consisting of 20 volunteers. I took along the Panasonic HMC-70 for the wide shot and the Nikon J1 as my handheld camera. I captured audio using the Zoom H1 on a mini-tripod. The videos were edited using Final Cut Pro X with the multi-cam feature. Graphics were created on Apple Motion 5.
The lighting was a challenge as it was attuned to evening dancing and I was a crew of one. Enjoy.
Sunny Side of the Street
Players recognizable on the video:
Trumpet: John Hintz, Alto Sax & Clarinet: Paul Wash, Alto Sax & Clarinet: Drew Hilliard, Tenor Sax (solo) & Director: Bob Tutelman, Tenor Sax: Rolf Lachmayr, Baritone Sax: John Calo, Trombone: Charlie Flach. Piano: Ken McArthur. Bass: Keith McNeese. Guitar: Tom Hart, Drums: Tony DeSousa
Other players not visible or really recognizable: Trumpets: Richard Fickess, Ted Wait, Trombones: Michael Ambriz, Dick Martin, Jim Lewis
Do the Hustle
Flutist: Maxine Madruga
The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra had its origins in the Chula Vista Community Band, which formed in July, 1996 with a group of 7 to 14 musicians. Over the years we have evolved several times, and since a complete reorganization in 2004, under the direction of Bob Tutelman, the group has grown to almost forty musicians, typically playing as a 20-piece ensemble including vocalists. The orchestra plays a wide variety of Big Band Swing sounds as well as Waltzes, Latin Rhythms, Quicksteps, Ballads and Polkas.
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