Upcoming concert – 4/7

The Arlington Concert Band will hold its spring concert this Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 pm at Washington-Liberty High School.

The program includes the following works:

The Windjammer Overture – John Ansell

Victory at Sea – Richard Rodgers arr. Robert Russell Bennett

Who’s Who in Navy Blue – John Philip Sousa

Seas of the Moon: III. Sea of Clouds – Robert Buckley

Water Music: Overture, Alla Hornpipe – George Frideric Handel arr. Robert Longfield

Sea Songs – Ralph Vaughan Williams

Pirates of the Caribbean – arr. Meehan Smothers

As always, admission is free. Hope to see you there!

Rehearsal 2/1

Hi all! Just a quick reminder that we have rehearsal as usual tomorrow (Tuesday, 2/1, Washington-Liberty High School, 7-9 pm).

Covid numbers are falling in our area. Here’s the most recent 90-day report on daily case counts in Arlington County from the Virginia Department of Health:

If you missed Mel’s email, here’s the agenda for tomorrow night’s rehearsal, with some areas we’ll focus on:

Sea Songs: foreground vs. background parts and knowing your role.
Sea of Clouds: Beginning tempo (quarter note = 52). For music this slow, we will explore direction and connection of phrases.
Pirates: Learning what comes BEFORE your entrance and using this knowledge to fix balance issues.
Windjammer: Practice maintaining energy through the first section so we don’t slow on repeated rhythms throughout.
Victory at Sea: Transitions, transitions, and more transitions! All of the transitions.
Who’s Who in Navy Blue: A march to send you on your way.

Assistant conductor Brian made a Spotify playlist with some of our repertoire, which you can find here.

If you’re an Apple Music user, find a very similar playlist here.

Hope to see you at W-L tomorrow night!

It’s Concert Day!

Reminder: our Winter Concert is TONIGHT, Thursday, December 2, at 7:30 pm in the Washington-Liberty High School auditorium.

Please be at W-L warmed up and ready to play by 7:10. The band room will be available for warm-up and storing cases/coats/etc. starting at 6:30. In addition to our standard concert dress, Jim asks that everybody please wear a black mask if possible.

It’s not too late to invite friends, family, and coworkers! Admission is free.

Winter Concert

Reminder: our Winter Concert is next Thursday, December 2, at 7:30 pm in the Washington-Liberty High School auditorium.

Call time for band members is no later than 7:10 in the band room. The band room will be open from 6:30 onward to allow sufficient time for warming up.

Concert dress is all black for women (pants or a long skirt/dress, please) and a black tuxedo or suit for men with “the darkest tie you own”.

Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your coworkers!