Sheet Music Fundraiser

The band’s sheet music fundraiser has received $250. We have additional matching pledges of $400.

The band is only $150 short of meeting our $400 basic donation goal (plus four $100 matching pledges).

Won’t you please help by donating?

Officers are accepting cash and checks, and the band’s web site links to PayPal donations. See the “Donate” tab above, or click here for PayPal:

Thank you!

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Rehearsals & Concerts

Friday, June 6, 2014, 7:00 pm, Swing Band ONLY Rehearsal

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 3:30 pm, Swing Band, Market Square

Friday, June 13, 2014, 7:00 pm, Swing Band Rehearsal
Friday, June 13, 2014, 8:00 pm, Concert Band Rehearsal

Saturday, June 14, 2014, 5:30 pm, Swing Band, Market Square

* * * * * Weekly Friday Night Rehearsals

Friday, July 25, 2014, 7:30 pm, Concert Band, Market Square

* * * * * Weekly Friday Night Rehearsals

Saturday, October 4, 2014, TBD (8-12 noon), Concert Band, Art on the Avenue 2014

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Now thru January 10, 2014

No Friday rehearsals on Dec 27 or Jan 3.

On Friday, Jan 10, 2014, the concert band starts the new year with a 7:00 pm potluck and library work session at Del Ray United Methodist Church.  We also plan to get in some quality sight-reading of our new performance list and end by 10:00 pm.

Season’s greetings to you and your loved ones!

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December 2013 Highlights

All times are for the downbeat. Please be prepared 30 minutes in advance for warmup and tuning.
Please bring a music stand.

Dress is white shirt or top with black slacks, skirts, kilts, etc. Please wear your colorful ties, scarves, sweaters, and jewelry.

Saturday, December 7, 2013, 9 to 9:20 AM
Pancake breakfast, carols, etc
Del Ray United Methodist Church
100 E. Windsor Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301

Saturday, December 7, 2013, Afternoon
Clarinet Choir
Grand Oaks Assisted Living
5901 MacArthur Blvd, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Friday, Dec 20th, 7:00 PM, 2013
Vinson Hall Retirement Community
6251 Old Dominion Drive
McLean, VA 22101

Sunday, December 22nd, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, 2013
Morning service
Del Ray United Methodist Church
100 E. Windsor Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301

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Rehearsals-Friday, Nov 22, 2013

No Swing Band rehearsal tonight, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.
Clarinet Choir rehearses at 7:00 pm.
Concert Band rehearses at 8:00 pm.

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Concert, Saturday, October 5, 2013, Art on the Avenue


Saturday, October 5, 2013. Art on the Avenue.
Downbeat is 11:15 am; Tuning and warmup is 10:45 am. This is an updated time, thanks to the sharp eyes and inquisitive mouse of clarinetest David Pritzker.

Festival map

Concert schedule (click on the Bandstand tab after scrolling down near the end of the page)

WHERE: Mount Vernon Community School/Recreation Center. Our venue is near the pumpkin painting location on the festival map.

Bounded by Mt Vernon Ave on the east, Commonwealth Ave on the west, and east Uhler Ave on the south.

East Uhler Ave is three blocks north of our rehearsal site at the Del Rey United Methodist Church.

A large red caboose is on the schoogrounds next to the street. If driving northbound on Commonwealth Ave, the caboose is on the right (east) side of the street.

Carpooling is recommended. Bring music stands and clothespins.

Uniform is white band shirts and black slacks, skirts, shorts, kilts, etc. Bring a sweater, jacket or sweatshirt in case of cool weather. A hat will give sunburn protection, especially if you stay and visit the festival.

Weather cancellation instructions to follow.

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Concert Band Rehearsals Resume on August 23, 2013

I hope you had a restful and recharging vacation.

Weekly concert band rehearsals resume at 8:00 pm, on Friday, Aug 23, 2013, and every Friday after.


Del Rey United Methodist Church
100 E. Windsor Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22301

Please check the band’s web and Facebook sites for last-minute updates.

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Summer to Fall Update

Thanks for a wonderful season. Our final concert at Market Square on Friday, July 19, 2013 was well attended despite the hot weather warnings.

The band hopes to resume rehearsals in August, assuming that members can support the early return from Summer vacation. We need some rehearsal time on new music to prepare for two booked, well-paying concerts:

Sunday, September 22, 2013; 2:00 PM; Concert Band; Flint Hill Manor; Oakton, VA; Autumn Solstice & Festival. FREE FOOD!

Saturday October 5, 2013; TBD (8 am-12 noon); Concert Band; Del Rey; Alexandria, VA; Art on the Avenue 2013

Please check your Yahoo group e-mails.

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July 19, 2013, Market Square Concert

Final Market Square concert on Friday, July 19, 2013. 7:30 pm downbeat. Free underground parking, which fills up early. 7:00 pm tuning & warmup.

Please stay tuned to email for weather cancellation.

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities’ Special Events Office hotline for canceled concerts is 703.746.5592.

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May through June 2013

There will be no rehearsal next Friday night May 24 as it is the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend.    

We will next rehearse both swing band and concert band on May 31.

June 7 will be a dress rehearsal for the swing band only and June 14 will be a performance of the swing band at market square.

June 21 will be a return to rehearsal and June 28 will be concert band performance at market square.  Please forward and call those without email. Looking forward to continuing a great year.  


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