Volume 6 Issue 3
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This piece is one that caught my attention when listening to an Alfred Music promo CD of new works for 2009. The piece was commissioned by the Point Pleasant Boro High School Band from Point Pleasant, NJ.
Beyond the Horizon is described by the publisher as a dynamic composition encompassing majestic brass fanfares and sweeping melodic lines. The piece is comprised of two themes that musically paint a picture of the Earth's breathtakingly beautiful horizon.
The piece while technically on the challenging side, has high rewards for the effort and the audience is sure to enjoy the piece as they picture themselves staring off into the distance at the horizon and are captivated by its sight and sound.
|Thu, 1||5pm||Penn Trafford Community Band||Kennywood Park, West Mifflin|
|Fri, 2||7pm||Kiski Valley Community Band||Natrona Heights Presbyterian Church|
|Sat, 3||7pm||East Winds Symphonic Band||Kennywood Park, West Mifflin|
|Sat, 3||7:30pm||Somerset County Community Band||Indian Lake Fireworks (rain date July 10)|
|Sat, 3||8pm||Allegheny Brass Band||Brentwood High School Stadium|
|Sun,4||6:30pm||Somerset County Community Band||Meyersdale Fourth of July|
|Sun,4||7pm||Scottdale Concert Band||On the Diamond in Ligonier|
|Wed, 7||6:30pm||Lawrence County Community Band||Buhl Park, Sharon|
|Thu, 8||7:30pm||The Musicians Concert Band||Slippery Rock University Miller Auditorium|
|Fri, 9||7pm||Kittanning Firemen's Band||Freeport Gazebo|
|Sat, 10||6pm||Lawrence County Community Band||St. Mary's Hall, New Castle|
|Sat, 10||7pm||Penn Trafford Community Band||Twin Lakes County Park, Greensburg|
|Sun, 11||2pm||Community Band South||Bethel Park Community Center, Bethel Park|
|Sun,11||2pm||Somerset County Community Band||Music on the Square, Bedford|
|Sun, 11||3pm||East Winds Symphonic Band||Twin Lakes County Park, Greensburg|
|Sun, 11||7pm||Kiski Valley Community Band||On the Diamond in Ligonier|
|Fri, 16||6pm||Penn Trafford Community Band||St. Barbara’s Parish Festival, Harrison City|
|Sat, 17||TBA||Blairsville Community Concert Band||St. Andrews Village|
|Sun,18||2:30pm||Somerset County Community Band||Somerfest, Laurel Arts/Dressler Center|
|Sun, 18||4pm||Community Band South||CCAC Boyce Campus, Monroeville PA|
|Thu, 22||7pm||Delmont Concert Band||Redstone Highlands, Greensburg|
|Thu, 22||7:30pm||The Musicians Concert Band||Slippery Rock University Miller Auditorium|
|Fri, 23||6pm||Lawrence County Community Band||American Legion Hall, New Castle|
|Fri, 23||7:30pm||Community Band South||Greentree Park, Greentree|
|Sat, 24||afternoon||Jeannette Community Band||Elliott Centennial Celebration|
|Sat, 24||12pm||Lawrence County Community Band||Riverwalk Memorial Park, New Castle|
|Sun, 25||4pm||Delmont Concert Band||Verona|
|Sun,25||6:30pm||Kiski Valley Community Band||Bayberry Court, Lower Burrell|
|Sun, 25||7pm||Penn Trafford Community Band||On the Diamond in Ligonier|
|Sun,25||7:30pm||Jeannette Community Band||Rock on the Dock,Murrysville|
|Sun,25||TBA||Blairsville Community Concert Band||St's. Simon & Jude Church Bazaar Blairsville|
|Thu, 29||6:30pm||Kittanning Firemen's Band||Kittanning Folk Festival, Kittanning YMCA|
|Thu, 29||7pm||Jeannette Community Band||McKee Parking Lot, Jeannette Community Days|
|Sat, 31||7:30pm||North Suburban Big Band||St. John's Lutheran Church of Highland, McCandless|
|Sun, 2||7pm||East Winds Symphonic Band||On the Diamond in Ligonier|
|Wed, 4||7pm||Lawrence County Community Band||St. Vitus Church Festival|
|Thu, 5||7:30pm||The Musicians Concert Band||Slippery Rock University Miller Auditorium|
|Fri, 6||7:30pm||West Hills Symphonic Band||North Fayette Community Days|
|Sat, 7||7pm||Somerset County Community Band||Shanksville Community Days|
|Sun, 8||6pm||Lawrence County Community Band||Darlington Park, Mahoningtown|
|Sun, 8||7pm||Community Band South||On the Diamond in Ligonier|
|Thu, 12||7pm||Delmont Concert Band||Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon|
|Thu, 12||7pm||Blairsville Community Concert Band||Blairsville Street Concert|
|Fri, 13||7pm||Kiski Valley Community Band||Freeport Gazebo|
|Sat, 14||6:30pm||Penn Trafford Community Band||Manor’s Community Corn Roast, Manor|
|Sun, 15||10:30am||Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra||Bach, Beethoven, & Bruch, Mellon Park, ShadySide|
|Sun,15||1pm||Somerset County Community Band||Central City Heritage Festival|
|Tue, 17||TBA||Lawrence County Community Band||Lawrence County Fair|
|Thu, 19||12pm||Penn Trafford Community Band||Level Green Senior Citizens meeting, Trafford|
|Fri, 20||7pm||West Hills Symphonic Band||Moon Park ARL Amphitheater,Moon|
|Sat, 21||5:30pm||Somerset County Community Band||Hidden Valley Homeowners Picnic|
|Sat, 21||7pm||Community Band South||John McMillan Presbyterian, Bethel Park|
|Sun, 22||1pm||Penn Trafford Community Band||Westmoreland County Fair|
|Sun, 22||7pm||Delmont Concert Band||On the Diamond in Ligonier|
|Sat, 28||1pm||Somerset County Community Band||Community Festival, Hollsopple|
|Sun,29||7pm||Somerset County Community Band||On the Diamond in Ligonier|
|Tue, 31||6:30pm||Lawrence County Community Band||Shenango on the Green, New Wilmington|
|Sat, 11||3pm||West Hills Symphonic Band||Clever Park, Robinson Twp|
|Sun, 12||5pm||Delmont Concert Band||Murrysville PResbyterian Church, Murrysville|
|Sat, 18||12:30pm||Penn Trafford Community Band||Penn Twp. Fall Festival, Harrison City|
|Sun, 26||2pm||Somerset County Community Band||Whiskey Rebellion, Berlin|
Liberty Classic Community Band FestivalGuest Conductor, Col. Arnald D. Gabriel, USAF Band (Ret.) will be on hand to conduct individual musicians from all over the country who will travel to Williamsport, PA for this festival. Rehearsals are Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a concert on Sunday evening at The Community Arts Center.
Hosted by the Repasz Band
October 22-24, 2010
For more information visit http://lycoming.org/repaszband/Festival/index.html
Association of Concert Bands
1/2 Price ~ 1/2 yr memberships start July 1st
The Association of Concert Bands (ACB) is a national organization dedicated to encouraging and fostering adult community, municipal and civic bands and musicians. Membership has its privileges, with different levels of membership— student ($15/yr), individual ($30/yr), family ($45/yr), life ($1000), organizational ($50/yr or $275/yr), and corporate ($150/yr). The more expensive type of organizational memberships comes with the BMI/ASCAP Blanket licensing agreement that keeps community bands legal with performance fees. All types of memberships come with a subscription to the Journal, voting privileges, and participation in the annual convention and convention band. The Journal is published three times a year, and includes articles about community bands from across the country; festivals, concerts, band camps, reviews of music and CDs and other topics that would be of interest to a community band musician. For more information, visit the web site or contact Sarah McElfresh, Regional Membership Coordinator for Pennsylvania at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: there is a new student membership level—perhaps you know a student you’d want to give a gift membership . Gift memberships are available at all levels.
Are you interested in an Unwanted Music Swap??
The idea has been presented by the president of one of the bands that we have a music swap. A place to trade original full scores of music that are just taking up space in your music library. Swap those pieces you will never play for one reason or another for something else. Perhaps it is too easy or hard for your group—might be just right for another. Perhaps it is a piece that your band has overplayed—it may be brand new to another. Perhaps you just need to thin out your library. There are many more reasons why you may no longer need or want that piece of music, and it may be a gem for some other group.
If you are interested in participating in such an event, please contact Sarah McElfresh at sarahmcelfresh (at) yahoo.com
Date and location will be set and announced after the schedules of those most interested have been worked out.
Northeast Music FestivalJoin the 25th annual Great American Concert Band under the baton of Col. Arnald D. Gabriel, USAF Band (Ret.). Rehearsals begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday night. All Friday and Saturday rehearsals are held within the Festival headquarters (Lake Placid's High Peaks Resort). The dress rehearsal and afternoon concert on Sunday will be held at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Participation in the Great American Community Band is determined by application.
Lake Placid NY ~ November 19-21, 2010
For more information: http://www.northeastmusicfestival.org/ or call 802-657-4063
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|Allegheny Brass Band||http://www.alleghenybrassband.com/|
|Armstrong Concert Band||http://www.geocities.com/armconband|
|Blairsville Community Concert Band||http://www.bccband.com/
|Community Band South||http://cbs.pghfree.net/|
|East Winds Symphonic Band||http://www.ewsb.org/|
|Harmony-Zelienople Community Band||http://www.hzcb.org|
|Harrisville Community Band||http://www.harrisvilleband.com/|
|Jeannette Community Band||http://www.jcbweb.com/|
|Kiski Valley Community Band||http://www.kvcb.net|
|Kittanning Firemen's Band||http://www.kfband.com/|
|Lawrence County Community Band||http://sites.google.com/site/lccbandsite/|
|Metropolitan Symphonic Band||http://metrosb.org/|
|Musicians Concert Band||http://www.tmcband.com/default.htm|
|North Suburban Symphonic Band||http://www.nssband.org/|
|Ohio Valley Community Band||http://www.geocities.com/ovcband|
|Penn Trafford Community Band||http://www.ptcommunityband.org/
|Pine Creek Community Band||http://www.pinecreekband.com/|
|Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra||http://www.artsnet.org/pco/|
|Scottdale Concert Band||http://www.scottdaleband.com/|
County Community Band
|Washington Symphonic Orchestra||http://www.washsym.org/|
|West Hills Symphonic Band||http://www.whsb.org/|
|Westmoreland Symphonic Winds||http://www.wswinds.org/|