Youngstown Area Community Concert Band

Eleven of our band members participated in the 13th annual Three Rivers Community Band Festival on April 23, 2016, held at the Upper St Clair Theater in Pittsburgh, PA.  Ten of the eleven played in the festival band under the direction of Dr. Stephen Gage, Professor of Conducting and Director of Bands & Orchestra at Youngstown State University‚Äôs Dana School of Music.

The festival band was comprised of 94 musicians from 55 community ensembles in Pennsylvania and Ohio.  This one-day event began with a morning rehearsal, lunch by the host band, then concerts open to the public in the afternoon.  The Festival Band opened the concerts with:

The Star Spangled Banner.............................arr. by Jack Stamp

Let Freedom Ring......................................................Ryan Nowin

Ave Maria.................................Franz Biebl/arr. Robert Cameron

Suite No. 1 in Bb......................................................Gustav Holst


The Festival Band was followed by performances from guest bands:  Mon Valley Community Band, East Winds Symphonic Band, and Community Band South. 


The Festival Finale featured all musicians combining for Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever" from the stage and around the auditorium, treating the audience to "Live Surround Sound"!


This was a wonderful opportunity to promote community bands, perform for the audience, broaden our playing experience, and make new friends who share our love of playing music!  Many thanks to our host, East Winds Symphonic Band, for their commitment and work to make all of this happen.

YACCB is in compliance with BMI and ASCAP

Three Rivers Community Band Festival


BOARD MEETINGS:

May 12, 2106 - following rehearsal 

   Bliss Hall


June 9, 2016 -  following rehearsal

    Bliss Hall

July 6, 2016 - 7 pm

    Canfield branch of the library

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Our Next CONCERTS:


Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 2pm

    New Middletown Springfest

    Welker Park behind Municipal Bldg.

    New Middletown, Ohio


Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 1pm

   St. Luke Parish Spring Thing

    Boardman, Ohio


Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 7pm

   Omni West

   3259 Vestal Road

   Youngstown, Ohio

  

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 7pm

    Austintown Township Park

    Austintown, Ohio


Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 6:30pm

    Buhl Park Performing Arts Center

    Hermitage, PA


Sunday, July 3, 2016  - TBD

   Arts, Crafts, & Food Festival

   Ewing Park, Joffre Street Extension 

   Ellwood City, PA


Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 11:00am

   YSU Summer Festival of the Arts

   Youngstown State University Campus


Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 6:30pm

   Park Vista

   1216 5th Avenue

   Youngstown, Ohio


Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 7pm

    Boardman Park: Music in the Park

    Maag Theatre, Boardman, OH


Friday, July 15, 2016 - 6:30pm

    Danbridge Burgandy Manor

    31 Maranatha Drive, Youngstown, OH


Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 7pm

    Copeland Oaks Murphy Auditorium

    Sebring, OH


Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 7pm

  Mastropietro Winery

    14558 Ellsworth Road

   Berlin Center, OH


Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 4pm

   "Concert in the Park with Friends"

   Maag  Outdoor  Arts Theatre

   Boardman Park, OH


Friday,  August 5, 2016 - 7:30pm

   Mercer County Courthouse

   Mercer, PA


Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 1:30pm

   St. Patrick Church

   1420 Oak Hill Avenue
   Youngstown, OH


REHEARSALS:

Thursdays - 7:00 Bliss Hall Band Room

Youngstown State University, Ohio


Rehearsals are in progress now through August 4, 2016.