We are excited to have Thomas Gamboa, doctoral candidate from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance, as our Fall UMBAA Concert Band conductor. We look forward to have him lead us to a successful session and concert. Our director from last year, Steve Meyer has taken a job as Visiting Director of Bands/Assistant Professor at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam (NY) for this upcoming fall. The current DOB is taking a family leave of absence. Steve will be back to finish his degree in the winter and hopes to conduct the group again during his final semester.
Fall 2017 UMBAA Concert Band Dates:
Fillmore, Henry - Americans We Still being revised by Stephen and will be sent with the other updates.
Holst, Gustav - First Suite in E-flat
Ticheli, Frank - Loch Lomond
Bernstein, Leonard - West Side Story: Selections
Stout, John - Royal Escapades
Williams, John; Arr. Jerry Brubaker - The Complete Harry Potter: Themes from All Eight Movies
Arnold, Malcolm - Prelude, Siciliano, Rondo
Elbel, Louis - The Victors
Winter 2018 UMBAA Concert Band Dates:
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 15th.
To cover the expenses of the Concert Band there is a participation fee of $30 per session or $60 for the Fall and Winter sessions. The participation fee will be collected when you register online at the link above.
Registration is due by Sept 8th. 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 Band and Blue!