First WEDNESDAYS Highlights

  • ASMAC’S Bill Conti Big Band Competition Concludes With Winning Performances

    Jul 7, 17 • 272 Views • Blog, First WEDNESDAYS Highlights

    On Wednesday night, July 5th, ASMAC held the readings of the three winning compositions/arrangements from the Bill Conti Big Band Competition. A capacity crowd shared the evening (standing room only) and it was truly inspiring to know that three talented...

  • Embracing Technology with Mike Julian, Marco Monahan, and Alan Gardina

    Jun 13, 17 • 286 Views • Blog, First WEDNESDAYS Highlights

    ASMAC’s June 7, 2017 First WEDNESDAYS event, Embracing Technology featured Mike Julian, Marco Monahan and Alan Gardina. They presented an in depth demonstration of methods to make great demos with the use of notation programs, iReal Pro, Band in the Box and...

  • Our Hollywood Heritage, May 3rd

    May 20, 17 • 258 Views • First WEDNESDAYS Highlights

    Hollywood’s musical heritage was revisited on Wednesday evening May 3rd, 2017 with the 17th installment of the ASMAC First WEDNESDAYS program. It was a grand evening featuring Hollywood legends: Larry Blank , Bruce Broughton , Ira Hearshen , Lee Holdridge ,...

  • MB Gordy @ First WEDNESDAYS

    May 6, 17 • 259 Views • Blog, First WEDNESDAYS Highlights

    MB Gordy’s April 2017 First WEDNESDAYS event was a Hit, a Bang, a Slap, a Splash as he demonstrated his artillery of percussion instruments. MB played the BIG DRUMS, little drums, shakers, cymbals, ethnic instruments and several unique one of a kind custom...

  • Engineer’s Round Table

    Mar 13, 17 • 412 Views • Blog, First WEDNESDAYS Highlights

    There was something for everybody at ASMAC’s First WEDNESDAYS Engineer Round Table with Al Schmitt, Joel Iwataki and Tommy Vicari, elegantly hosted by Gayle Levant. The event took place on March 1, 2017 at Musician’s Local 47 in Hollywood. 3 hours passed...

  • Dynamic Music Partners

    Feb 4, 17 • 428 Views • Blog, First WEDNESDAYS Highlights

    The Dynamic Music Partners easily lived up to their name with a very dynamic presentation for ASMAC’s Feb 1, 2017 First WEDNESDAYS event. Three hours quickly passed without a yawn as the audience was fully engaged and enthusiastic about the subject matter....

  • Gretchen Hydo, Certified Life Coach

    Jan 10, 17 • 506 Views • Blog, First WEDNESDAYS Highlights

    ASMAC kicked off the First Wednesday Series for 2017 on the same high note that was present in all their 2016 events. Being aware that a successful musical career is built on many components other than scores and recordings, the society brought in Gretchen...

  • Big Brass Night

    Dec 27, 16 • 372 Views • Blog, First WEDNESDAYS Highlights

    ASMAC’s First WEDNESDAYS presented Ross deRoche and Les Benedict Dec. 7th at Local 47 which gave the audience deep insight of life in the low brass section. A plethora of low brass instruments were engaged including various trombones, euphonium,...

  • ASMACaniacs!!!!

    Nov 4, 16 • 508 Views • Blog, First WEDNESDAYS Highlights

    Dachman here, just pondering last night’s amazing ASMAC First Wednesday event at the Professional Musician’s Union 47 on Vine St. I’m a relatively new and exquisitely humble ASMAC member. While my life experiences are as diverse and numerous as the...

  • First WEDNESDAYS: Allyn Ferguson

    Oct 13, 16 • 448 Views • Blog, First WEDNESDAYS Highlights

    The ASMAC First WEDNESDAY event series continued October 5th, 2016 at Local 47 in Hollywood by honoring the music and lifetime accomplishments of Allyn Ferguson. Allyn’s son, Dan Ferguson, masterfully took the audience on a journey through the amazing life...