PLEASE DONATE!

The band recently inherited 14 filing cabinets and about 80 tubs of music from our dearly departed former conductor, John Pickeral. We have had to rent storage space in Arlington, VA in order to vacate the premises of John’s former home. We will use the storage space to sort, triage and catalog the vast amount of music. We anticipate this endeavor to take us into the spring.

Because of the sheer number of scores, we had to rent the largest-size storage unit, which does not come cheap. We would greatly appreciate any and all financial help people could provide. We are a 501c3 organization, so all donations are tax deductible. We would also appreciate any donations of tubs or filing cabinets, as many of the ones we moved are in bad shape.

The before. We had to dispose of anything not in tubs or filing cabinets (and some of the filing cabinets and tubs as well) because of the critters that found their way into the garage:

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At the storage space, ready for work:

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No Rehearsal Friday 10/7/16

We will have neither Swing nor Concert band rehearsals on Friday, October 7, 2016. We will have a library and administrative meeting on Friday, October 14 and will resume regular rehearsals on Friday, October 21 as we prepare for the holiday season.

Great job at Art on the Avenue this past weekend!

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Please Help the Band!!

Happy Spring2Action Day everyone!

Please help us out and donate. There are prizes for the most unique donors and money raised. But what’s really important is that you’re helping the band with much needed funds so we can continue playing!

The band is in its 104th year. We receive no government funds so every dollar donated really counts!

Thanks so much for your support.

http://spring2action.razoo.com/story/Alexandria-Citizens-Band

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Weather cancellation, Jan 22, 2016

Hi everyone:
It’s shaping up to be some serious weather coming at us. Please be safe and stay in on Friday, we (the officers) will let you know about the rescheduled band meeting date, either January 29 or February 5.
Be safe and stay in!
Donna Clark
Interim president
Alexandria citizens band

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August-December 2015 Band Calendar

Date Downbeat Time Ensemble Venue City & State Event
Friday, August 28, 2015 7:00 pm Swing Band; 8:00 pm Concert Band All Del Ray UMC Alexandria, VA All Rehearsals Resume
Friday, September 04, 2015 Normal Rehearsals for those in town All Del Ray UMC Alexandria, VA Labor Day Weekend
Sunday, September 20, 2015 10:30 AM Select Concert Band Del Ray UMC Alexandria, VA Worship
Saturday, October 03, 2015 1:30 & 2:30 PM Swing and Concert Bands Concert Band Stage
Mt. Vernon Rec Center soccer field
Alexandria, VA Art on the Avenue
Saturday, October 24, 2015 5:00:00 PM arrive; 6:00 & 7:30 pm departures Swing Band Reagan DCA Arlington, VA Honor Flights
Saturday, November 14, 2015 6:00:00 PM arrive; 7:00 & 7:30 pm departures Swing Band Reagan DCA Arlington, VA Honor Flights
Friday, November 27, 2015 Rehearsals Canceled All Del Ray UMC Alexandria, VA Holiday
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 6:30 PM Pot Luck, 7:00:00 PM Service Select Concert Band Del Ray UMC Alexandria, VA Pot Luck & Pre-Thanksgiving
Thursday, December 24, 2015 7:30 pm (Second Service) Select Concert Band Del Ray UMC Alexandria, VA Christmas Eve
Friday, December 25, 2015 Rehearsals Canceled All Del Ray UMC Alexandria, VA Holiday
tbd 7:00 PM Concert Band Hermitage Alexandria, VA Resident Concert
tbd 7:00 PM Concert Band Vinson Hall  6251 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA Resident Concert
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Market Square Concert

Free public concert at Beautiful Market Square, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. 7:30 pm Friday, July 31, 2015.

Maestro Jack Dusek.

1. Under the Big Tent, Ned Brill, Barnum & Bailey’s Bandmaster (1913)
2. Highlights from Frozen from Disney’s Animated Feature Frozen (Vuelie, Do You Want to Build a Snowman?, For the First Time in Forever, Let it Go, Epilogue), Arranged by Sean O’Loughlin
3. Fantasy on a Gaelic Hymnsong, David R. Holsinger
4. Chicago, Fred Fischer; Arranged by Ferde Grofe (1922)
5. A Longford Legend (A Collection of Irish Street Ballades): I. A Longford Legend; II.Young Molly Bawn; III. Killyburm Brae, Robert Sheldon
6. How to Train Your Dragon, Music from the Motion Picture, John Powell, Arranged by Sean O’Loughlin
7. Hollywood Milestones, Arranged by John Higgins

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Market Square Concerts

Saturday afternoon, June 13, 2015, in Market Square, Old Town Alexandria, VA, see both of our featured groups at the Old Town Arts and Crafts Festival.

The swing band plays at 3:30 and the concert band at 4:30.

The swing band features some of the classics of the swing era: “In the Mood”, “Sentimental Journey”,”Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, etc! etc!

The concert band will feature some Celtic stylings old and new with David Holsinger ‘s Fantasy on a Gaelic Hymnsong, A Longford Legend by Robert Sheldon, and music from the film “How to Train Your Dragon” Plus some Sousa favorites, and a fantastic finale of film music – “Hollywood Milestones.”

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May-June 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015, Rehearsals Canceled

Saturday, June 06, 2015, 2:30-3:30 PM, Swing Band, Market Square, D-Day Commemoration

Saturday, June 13, 2015; 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Swing Band; Market Square; Arts and Crafts Fair

Saturday, June 13, 2015; 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Concert Band; Market Square; Arts and Crafts Fair

 

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Tchaikovsky, Capriccio Italien

Friday’s Concert Band rehearsal included the amazing Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien, Op.45, Andante un poco rubato, at YouTube by the Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan,

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Fundraiser

Happy Spring2Action Day everyone!

Please help us out and donate. There are prizes for the most unique donors and money raised. But what’s really important is that you’re helping the band with much needed funds so we can continue playing!

The band is in its 103rd year and donations of all sizes, please. We receive no government funds. We support public art, music, worship, and patriotic events, averaging one concert a month.

Thanks so much for your support.

http://spring2action.razoo.com/story/Alexandria-Citizens-Band

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