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It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Don’t Have That Swing – Band

Swing band practice starts THIS Friday evening, January, 20th at 7pm before concert band rehearsal. We could use any of the following: Trumpets Trombones Saxes (alto, tenor, bari) Piano Guitar Bass (string or tuba) Drum Set As usual, we expect … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year everyone!! Rehearsal tonight at Minnie Howard School, 8-10pm. See everyone there!

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Happy Holidays!!

Happy Holidays from the Alexandria Citizens Band! May your notes be in tune, your reeds be wet, and your valves be free of spit! No rehearsals until the new year on January 6th!

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Research Shows Musicians Have Higher IQs

While research is still ongoing, Oboe-a-gogo has a sneaking suspicion that oboists score significantly higher than brass players. A new study has concluded that musicians have IQ scores than non-musicians, supporting other recent research that intensive musical training is associated … Continue reading

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Saxophone Recital by Member Jairo Chavez 10 December at 1pm

Band member Jairo Chavez will be performing a saxophone recital at NVCC, Alexandria Campus at 1pm on December 10th. Tyler Building, rm. 130 3001 N. Beauregard St. Alexandria VA, 22311 Come out and hear some cool tunes!!

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History Tidbits

The Alexandria Citizens Band was founded in 1912 as the American Indian Guards Band. Here’s a picture of the original members from the band archives. Check out the giant triangle!!

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Important dates

From Donna: 1. No practice Friday, November 11, Veterans’ Day. The school will be unavailable to us that evening to practice. 2. We have a Christmas concert at the Hermitage on December 23 at 7p.m., directions to follow.. 3. The … Continue reading

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Donate to the Band!

The Alexandria Citizens Band is now accepting donations via PayPal. Just click the button below and follow the instructions.

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Local Publicity!

The Alexandria Citizens Band is featured on the front page of the July 21st Alexandria Gazette Packet. Did you miss the concert? We’ll be back at Market Square next week at 7:30 for our final band concert of the Summer … Continue reading

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Summer Concert Series

Here is the list of our concerts this Summer. Come on out and hear some great music!! All concerts at 7:30 p.m. Fridays – Market Square, Old Town Alexandria June 24 July 15 July 29 August 5- featuring the Swing … Continue reading

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