Weekend news

There will be no rehearsals for swing band or concert band on this Friday due to the expected light turnout for the Good Friday and Passover holidays. Those that are available on Easter Sunday to accompany the hymns at Del Ray United Methodist please be at the church no later than 10:00 a.m. The service begins at 10:30 and we will be accompanying on two hymns. # 302 Christ the Lord is Risen Today in C major, and #702 Sing with All the Saints in Glory (the tune is Beethoven’s Ode to Joy) in G major. I am looking for transposed parts which I have produced in previous years. Please let me know if you plan to be there and cannot read from the hymnal. Thank you, Jack

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Pot Luck Dinner & Library Session Friday 6:30-7:00 pm start

Happy New Year,

On Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, the Alexandria Citizens Band will meet for a potluck dinner and short library work session, followed by concert band rehearsal, at the Del Ray United Methodist Church, our normal rehearsal location.

Please bring food or non-alcoholic drinks to share. Always welcome are salads, chili, pasta, chicken, fish, pizza, chips, cakes and pies. Sue and I will bring extras to cover those whose busy schedules don’t permit shopping and cooking.

If you have extra disposable plates, cups, and forks/knives/spoons, please bring them just in case.

6:30 pm doors unlock for setup
7:00 pm potluck begins
7:30 pm library work session & potluck cleanup
8:00 – 10:00 pm concert band rehearsal

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2014 Performances

  • Wednesday, November 26, 2014; 6:30 PM Pot Luck, 7:00 PM Service; Select Concert Band; Del Ray UMC Alexandria, VA; Pot Luck & Pre-Thanksgiving
  • Friday, December 12, 2014; 7:00 PM; Concert Band; Hermitage; Alexandria, VA; Resident Concert
  • Friday, December 19, 2014; 7:00 PM; Concert Band; Vinson Hall, 6251 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA; Resident Concert
  • Wednesday, December 24, 2014; 7:30 pm (Second Service); Select Concert Band; Del Ray UMC, Alexandria, VA; Christmas Eve
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November & December Performances

Date Downbeat Time Ensemble Venue City & State Event
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 6:30 PM Pot Luck, 7:00:00 PM Service Select Concert Band Del Rey UMC Alexandria, VA Pot Luck & Pre-Thanksgiving
Friday, December 12, 2014 7:00 PM Concert Band Hermitage Alexandria, VA Resident Concert
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 7:30 pm (Second Service) Select Concert Band Del Rey UMC Alexandria, VA Christmas Eve
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Halloween rehearsal update

Concert Band will rehearse at the normal 8:00 pm time on Halloween. 
Swing Band rehearsal is canceled on Halloween.

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Concerts

Saturday, October 04, 2014 11:00 AM Swing Band
Del Ray Stage. Basketball court next to the Mt. Vernon Community School ball field. Alexandria, VA Art on the Avenue 2014

Saturday, October 04, 2014 12:00 PM Concert Band
Del Ray Stage. Basketball court next to the Mt. Vernon Community School ball field. Alexandria, VA Art on the Avenue 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014 5:30:00 PM estimate Swing Band
Reagan National Airport Arlington, VA

Three Honor Flights,
a. Indianapolis, IN, Depart 1845 hrs
b. White Plains, NY, Depart 1915 hrs
c Madison, WI, Depart 2000 hrs

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Concerts

Sunday, September 07, 2014, 10:30 AM, Church Ensemble, Del Ray UMC, Alexandria, VA Church Service
Saturday, October 04, 2014, 11:15 AM, Concert Band, Del Ray Alexandria, VA, Art on the Avenue 2014

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Band on break until September

No rehearsals until September. Please stay tuned.

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Concert–Market Square, Old Town, Friday, July 25, 2014, at 7:30 pm

Please join the Concert Band on Friday, July 25, 2014, at 7:30 pm, at Market Square, Old Town, Alexandria. Free Concert. Wonderful weather. Great, mostly vintage, selections.

Our program will include selections from:

Pirate Songs-Maestro Jack Dusek, Director of Alexandria Citizens Band
Festa Espagnol-Michael Sweeney
The Music Man-Meridith Willson, arr. Alfred Reed
Muttering Fritz-F.H. Losey
New Colonial March-R.B. Hall
Powhatan’s Daughter March-John Philip Sousa
Five American Folk Songs-Elie Siegmeister
Barber of Seville-Gioacchino Rossini, arr. M.L. Lake
Shenandoah-Frank Ticheli
Possum Gravy-Williams, arr. Carl Carlton
Exodus-Ernest Gold, arr. John Warrington
Pictures at an Exhibition, Suite in Three Parts-M. Moussorgorgsky, trans. Leidzen
Treasure Island Overture-Chester G. Osborne
Black Horse Troop March-John Philip Sousa
A Signal from Mars-E.T. Paull
A Signal from Mars

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No rehearsals on Friday, July 4, 2014.

Remember that concert band rehearsal is at 8:00 pm tonight, Friday, June 26, 2014. We rehearse at the Del Ray United Methodist Church.

The Swing Band is on summer break. No rehearsals are scheduled.

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