Three Rivers Community Band Festival

                          April 14, 2018

    Registration Now open for Festival Band

The Three Rivers Community Band Festival will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018,

at the Upper St. Clair Boyce Middle School Theater.  (Note the new venue!) 

The Boyce Middle School is located only about 5 minutes south of the

Upper St. Clair High School at 1500 Boyce Road, Upper St. Clair, 15241.

Once again, we are organizing a Festival Band comprised of players from

community bands and ensembles throughout the western PA area. 

Dr. Otis C. French, Director of Bands and Instrumental Activities at the

University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio, is this year’s guest conductor.

Register/pay online at 2018 TRCBF Registration Form  (Note:  registering and paying online simplifies the work of the festival committee.  And you will be emailed a registration confirmation within minutes.) 

To print a mail-in registration form, go to, or click on the image below. 

Registration deadline is February 15, 2017.

Dr. French directs the University of Mount Union’s Purple Raider Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and teaches music education courses. Originally from Berea, KY, Dr. French entered the Army Music Program in 1978, and served for over 24 years. He performed as a Euphonium soloist with Army bands in New Jersey, Virginia, and Korea, before being selected to become an officer and conductor. He commanded Army bands in Texas, Heidelberg, Germany, and Atlanta, GA. While in Atlanta he commanded the prestigious Army Ground Forces Band, and served as the Army Forces Command Staff Bands Officer.  Read more about Dr. French’s background and general information about the TRCBF Festival Band at

After a three hour morning rehearsal, the Festival Band opens the TRCBF at 2:30 pm.  Three other community bands follow with 30 minute performances (Community Band South, East Winds Symphonic Band, and Pine Creek Community Band).  Admission is free and open to the public.  A reception for all performers and guests follows the conclusion of the festival in the late afternoon.

Please pass the word along to members of your group or anyone you think would be interested in playing. 

 Questions?  Contact us at

Click on an image below to open a printable PDF. 

  • The flyer on the left is to advertise the afternoon concerts to the public.    Print to send or download to email to anyone you want to invite to the concerts.
  • The 2-page registration form on the right allows you to print a mail-in form.

       FLYER FOR THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY BAND                                                     PAPER REGISTRATION FORM

                               FESTIVAL CONCERTS                                                                       TO COMPLETE AND MAIL IN



Update:   Ted died on Friday, June 30, 2017, at his home in Youngstown with his family by his side.  We remember him fondly --his great story telling, his sense of humor, his straight-to-the-point outlook on life.  He loved YACCB and the comradeship with fellow musicians.  He was instrumental in getting YACCB started and in mentoring it through the years.  Rest in peace!

On Monday January 12, 2015, Doug Lewis and John Berthold visited Ted O’Connor and his wife Shirley at their home in Youngstown.  Ted is a charter member and played in the first concert that YACCB perfomed in 1984.  The purpose of the visit was to surprise Ted with an award.  Ted was granted Lifetime Membership in the Youngstown Area Community Concert Band.  Lifetime or Life Membership in the YACCB is a membership classification provided for in the BYLAWS “that may be awarded to any member who has contributed outstanding or distinguished service over an extended period of time as determined by the Executive Board”.  Doug Lewis presented Ted with a plaque with the words reproduced below.  Following the presentation, Ted shared his memories of the YACCB with Doug, and John recorded a video of Ted’s reminiscence.  You can watch the 4-minute video now available.


YACCB merchandise is available to you.   Only  band shirts are required, the following are optional:

  • ball cap - khaki color to match our shirts - adjustable, one size fits all - YACCB scroll stitched on the front
  • lined black jacket - name and logo on the back, options for name on right front pocket and/or instrument on left front - warm enough to take you through all but the extreme cold days of winter
  • black hooded sweatshirt with zipper - logo on left front - for anytime you need that extra layer!

Download and print an order form.  Complete and bring to rehearsal with cash or a check made out to YACCB.



YACCB activities are kept on a Google calendar.  If you keep an electronic calendar on your computer, tablet, or smart phone, you can subscribe to the YACCB calendar so you don't have to manually enter our rehearsals, concerts, or meetings.  By keeping your personal calendar automatically updated with the YACCB calendar, you always have the most current information.  To subscribe, you will need to use the URL address:

Alternately, if your personal calendar is Google, you can "add a friend's calendar" with the address

Youngstown Area Community Concert Band