Second Rehearsal of the Fall 2012 Season

This week we are at:

First Baptist Church Springfield
7300 Gary St., Springfield, VA 22150

From 8-9:45.

Bring a stand if you have one.

“Negotiations” with the City and Alexandria City Public Schools have stalled out so if anyone would like to contact their local city councilman/woman and ask why no one can find us rehearsal space on Friday nights, please do.

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First Rehearsal of the Fall 2012 Season

Friday’s rehearsal will be at the Lee Center in Old Town Alexandria from 8-10pm. Bring a stand if you have one because there are no stands at the center. Head into the main building, NOT the recreation center and to the auditorium.

Nannie J. Lee Center
1108 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

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Friday 6 July Rehearsal – Lee Center

Friday’s rehearsal will be at the Lee Center in Old Town Alexandria. Bring a stand if you have one because there are no stands at the center. Swing band at 7pm. Concert band from 8-10pm. Head into the main building, NOT the recreation center and to the auditorium.

Nannie J. Lee Center
1108 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

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CANCELED: Alexandria Birthday Celebration Concert 7 July

Mother Nature just isn’t giving us a break this Summer. Due to the predicted weather forecast being in the triple digits, the band is canceling our appearance at the Alexandria Birthday Celebration on Saturday, July 7th. We are sorry to do this as we were really looking forward to playing this concert, but with temps creeping over 100, it is not healthy for instruments or players. Stay cool and head out in the evening to see the fireworks!

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Charlottesville schedule (June 30, 2012)

1:40 meet at assembly area
1:55 move to warmup area
2:10 warmup & tune
2:25 move to stage
2:40 performance
3:25 return to warmup area/pack up

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Location-Charlottesville Community Band Festival (June 30, 2012)

Charlottesville nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Downtown Mall, Charlottesville, VA http://www.thenteloswirelesspavilion.com/ (map)

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CANCELED – 22 June Concert

CANCELED!! Tonight’s concert due to impending weather. Lightening and tubas don’t mix. Catch us next month on July 13th at 7:30 in Market Square in Old Town Alexandria, VA.

There is NO rehearsal tonight at Minnie Howard instead as the stage floor has just been waxed. While it might be comic to watch everone slip slide across the floor, it wouldn’t be safe. Rehearsals will resume next week, 29 June at Minnie Howard.

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A HOT Time in Old Town Tonight

Watch this space! The ACB is scheduled to play a concert this Friday (6/22) at Market Square in Old Town Alexandria at 7:30 BUT there is currently a 55% chance of rain. Keep an eye on here and on our Facebook page for updates if we have to cancel for the weather—either rain or excessive heat. (With the heat index of well over 100 degrees, we won’t complain if this happens.) 703-746-5592 is the hotline for Alexandria Special Events as well.

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An Astronomical March

Washington DC Native, John Phillips Sousa, wrote marches for all occasions, including astronomical events. In 1883, Sousa wrote a march of commemorate the 1882 Transit of Venus. Sit back and listen to this peppy march as you watch a webcast of another historic transit.

Transit of Venus March

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Summer Concert Series

This Friday, June 8th, the ACB kicks off its Summer Concert Series at Market Square in Old Town Alexandria. Come out at 7:30 and hear some old favorites and some new tunes. The weather should be great!

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