We are excited to welcome Kim Fleming and Mike Vecchio as our directors for the 2019-2020 season.
|Kim Fleming is currently pursuing a DMA in Conducting at the University of Michigan. Prior to Michigan, Ms. Fleming was the band director at Wauconda High School in Wauconda, Illinois. Her responsibilities included directing the four curricular concert bands, directing the musical pit orchestra and co-directing the basketball pep band and “Bulldog” Marching Band. Before moving to Illinois, Ms. Fleming was a middle school and high school band director in New Jersey. In addition to teaching, Ms. Fleming has guest conducted community bands, presented at statewide music education conferences, and frequently adjudicates at Concert Band and Solo & Ensemble festivals. In 2019, the Illinois Directors of Student Activities recognized Ms. Fleming as an Outstanding Activity Advisor. Ms. Fleming attended Northwestern University where she received her master’s in Wind Conducting and she earned her bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Ithaca College.||Mike Vecchio is a current doctoral student in the PhD Music Education program at the University of Michigan. He recently taught elementary and middle school band in Northbrook and Skokie, Illinois. He previously attended the University of Michigan where he earned masters degrees in Music Education and Euphonium Performance. Vecchio started his career teaching elementary general music (K-5), beginning band and beginning choir in Chester, New York. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Music Education and Euphonium Performance from Ithaca College.|
2019 - 2020 UMBAA Concert Band Dates:
Thursdays 7:30 - 9:30pm
Skyline High School Bandroom
Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 9, 16, 23
No Rehearsal April 2 (AAPS Spring Break)
CONCERTS: Free and Open to the Public - Huron High School Auditorium
Winter: Sunday April 26th - 3pm
1 p.m. arrive
1:30 dress rehearsal - time approx: starts as soon as we are set up
2:30 house opens
Kirkpatrick Fanfare - Andrew Boysen, Jr.
Amazing Grace - Frank Ticheli
English Folk Song Suite - Ralph Vaughan Williams
1. Seventeen Come Sunday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f9yAI2D1PE 2. My Bonny Boy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBZQLZ4wsF0 3. Folk Songs from Somerset https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAwSHZfIAL8
Albanian Dance - Shelley Hanson
Inglesina - Davide Delle Cese
El Camino Real - Alfred Reed
The Victors - Louis Elbel
Our concert band will start rehearsals weekly on Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 9:30pm at Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple Road, Ann Arbor. The band room will be opened by 7p to give members time to warm up. Rehearsals will begin September 12th.
To cover the expenses of the Concert Band there is a participation fee of $30 per session. The participation fee will be collected when you register online at the link above.
Registration is due by February 1st. Please pass the word onto your alumni friends that may not be on our e-mail list. It is easier to plan if we have a good head count and know what part you would like to play sooner rather than later.
Our UMBAA Concert Band holds ~10 rehearsals culminating in a concert each session. Our group runs two sessions each year: fall and winter. Since the first session in the spring of 2009, our members have grown in musicianship, some having dusted off their instruments for the first time in years and have once again set up a chair and stand in the basement to practice daily. Others play in multiple community bands. The Concert Band plays everything from traditional concert band repertoire to pieces less familiar to many members. Why? Simple. The piece did not exist when they last played in a concert band!
If you are interested in becoming a member of the UMBAA Concert Band, we would love to have you join us! Our band welcomes players of all levels and abilities. The participation fee will be collected when you register online at the link above.
If you have any questions, please send an email to UMBAAconcertband@umich.edu.
Go Blue and Yuba!