Farmington Community Band
Jun
23
6:30 PM18:30

Farmington Community Band

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The 90 piece FCB Concert Band, under the direction of Maestro Damien Crutcher, presents an entertaining array of concert band classics. Now in it 53rd concert season, The FCB was founded by music educators Paul and Fern Barber with the idea of providing adult musicians an opportunity to continue on their lifetime musical journey. Members come from a wide variety of backgrounds and occupations and range in age from high school to over 80 years. Many have been playing with the band for over 40 years. FCB concerts offer an exciting and diverse musical experience that only a seasoned, 90 piece concert band can deliver.

Concert site is Sunset Point located at the Western tip of Belle Isle (facing the Renaissance Center).. Look for lawn signs directing traffic. Concert attendees are advised to bring lawn chairs and blankets for their comfort. Concert may be cancelled at the last minute due to weather conditions. The button below will show the exact location on Belle Isle.

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Motor City Brass Band
Jun
30
6:30 PM18:30

Motor City Brass Band

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With a reputation in the community and among brass bands for innovative and entertaining performances, MCBB has been entertaining audiences since 1996, and after almost 400 performances, the band shows no sign of stopping now. Motor City Brass Band is Michigan’s first competitive British style brass band, annually participating in the North American Brass Band Association or US Open Championships in addition to performing a full schedule of subscription and community performances. MCBB is directed by Craig Strain who generates a strong synergy throughout the band in every musical genre. Under Craig’s skillful direction the individual talent of even the finest player is often exceeded in context of the ensemble as a whole. Craig’s most sensitive interpretations in both his arrangements and conducting has won the heart of both player and listener alike. 

Concert site is Sunset Point located at the Western tip of Belle Isle (facing the Renaissance Center).. Look for lawn signs directing traffic. Concert attendees are advised to bring lawn chairs and blankets for their comfort. Concert may be cancelled at the last minute due to weather conditions. The button below will show the exact location on Belle Isle.

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Novi Concert Band
Jul
21
6:30 PM18:30

Novi Concert Band

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Under the direction of Scott Cramer, Novi Concert Band is a symphonic wind ensemble comprised of an all volunteer group of instrumental musicians from the western Detroit suburbs (SW Oakland County and Western Wayne County). The band was formed by the City of Novi Parks and Recreation Department in 1982 to provide adults with a musical background an opportunity to participate in musical performances throughout the Greater SE Michigan area. This talented group of adults performs nearly a dozen annual public concerts throughout the region. The Novi Concert Band performs music ranging from standard band literature (Sousa and Karl King marches), to movie music arrangements, big band jazz, and seasonal favorites.

Concert site is Sunset Point located at the Western tip of Belle Isle (facing the Renaissance Center).. Look for lawn signs directing traffic. Concert attendees are advised to bring lawn chairs and blankets for their comfort. Concert may be cancelled at the last minute due to weather conditions. The button below will show the exact location on Belle Isle.

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Plymouth Community Band
Jul
28
6:30 PM18:30

Plymouth Community Band

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The Plymouth Community Band, under the direction of Carl Battishill, is composed of 55-75 volunteer, amateur musicians (winds & percussion) who enjoy coming together to make music in a “concert band” arrangement. Members come from all walks of life, have diverse backgrounds and experiences and range in age from teenagers to octogenarians. The Plymouth Community Band was founded in 1960, as a German “oompah” band, and has remained intact ever since, evolving into its current concert band arrangement. They are perhaps best know as Plymouth’s “Concerts in the Park” band, due to their long-standing tradition of performing six Thursday night concerts in Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth in June and July. The band rehearses once a week, year round (except for August), and performs other outdoor concerts as well as a slate of indoor concerts during the school year.

Concert site is Sunset Point located at the Western tip of Belle Isle (facing the Renaissance Center).. Look for lawn signs directing traffic. Concert attendees are advised to bring lawn chairs and blankets for their comfort. Concert may be cancelled at the last minute due to weather conditions. The button below will show the exact location on Belle Isle.

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Warren Concert Band
Aug
4
6:30 PM18:30

Warren Concert Band

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The Warren Concert Band, under the direction of Jeremy R. Duby, is a team of volunteer musicians banded together to perform serious and recreational concert band repertoire. Founded by Donald Engstrom in 1972, and conducted by Thomas Carey until his sudden death in 1984, the band has experienced consistent improvement throughout the years. With a well balanced instrumentation of 65 members, the Warren Concert Band is able to perform contemporary and traditional band compositions and transcriptions with polish. Douglas Bianchi, Director of Bands at Wayne State University, led the band from 1985 to 2010.

Concert site is Sunset Point located at the Western tip of Belle Isle (facing the Renaissance Center).. Look for lawn signs directing traffic. Concert attendees are advised to bring lawn chairs and blankets for their comfort. Concert may be cancelled at the last minute due to weather conditions. The button below will show the exact location on Belle Isle.

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Canton Concert Band
Aug
11
6:30 PM18:30

Canton Concert Band

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The Canton Concert Band, under the direction of Jim Blough, offers a full sensory extravaganza with the music as the focal point. Their stage shows have lights, props, scenery, actors and usually a surprise or two...providing the audience with something that is unique and different from what they might expect.

Concert site is Sunset Point located at the Western tip of Belle Isle (facing the Renaissance Center).. Look for lawn signs directing traffic. Concert attendees are advised to bring lawn chairs and blankets for their comfort. Concert may be cancelled at the last minute due to weather conditions. The button below will show the exact location on Belle Isle.

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Five Lakes Silver Band
Aug
18
6:30 PM18:30

Five Lakes Silver Band

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The Five Lakes Silver Band, under the direction of Dr. Steven Kandow, is an award winning organization committed to the British brass band traditions of providing the highest quality brass band entertainment to their audiences. Band members strive to promote the performance of brass band literature in all segments of the community, maintain the very best standards in musicianship among its members, and provide educational experiences for young musicians through music performance.

Concert site is Sunset Point located at the Western tip of Belle Isle (facing the Renaissance Center).. Look for lawn signs directing traffic. Concert attendees are advised to bring lawn chairs and blankets for their comfort. Concert may be cancelled at the last minute due to weather conditions. The button below will show the exact location on Belle Isle.

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Birmingham Concert Band
Aug
25
6:30 PM18:30

Birmingham Concert Band

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Now in its 41st season, the Birmingham Concert Band, under the direction of Patrick Jensen, has entertained audiences by performing the best literature for concert bands and featuring guest artists of stature, in addition to providing a creative outlet for area musicians. 

Concert site is Sunset Point located at the Western tip of Belle Isle (facing the Renaissance Center).. Look for lawn signs directing traffic. Concert attendees are advised to bring lawn chairs and blankets for their comfort. Concert may be cancelled at the last minute due to weather conditions. The button below will show the exact location on Belle Isle.

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Downriver Community Band
Aug
26
3:00 PM15:00

Downriver Community Band

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The Downriver Community Band (DCB) is a traditional concert band performing works from a wide variety of musical styles and eras. Their music library includes marches, big band, classical, jazz, show tunes, contemporary and original compositions. Founded in 1989, the DCB is an all volunteer wind and percussion ensemble for adult musicians based in the Downriver area. The DCB's mission is to give non-professional adult musicians a dynamic and enriching opportunity to perform, contribute positively to the cultural environment of the Downriver area and provide an opportunity for personal musical expression and growth. The DCB is made up of players from various levels of musicianship. Members come from all walks of life including teachers, professors, scientists, business professionals, students, physicians, contractors, realtors, housewives, and retirees. Throughout the year, the DCB performs concerts at various indoor and outdoor venues. Many of these concerts are FREE to the public and are performed at charity benefits, festivals and other special events. The DCB also performs in the summertime "Concerts in the Park" program in participating Downriver communities.

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Peace Jubilee Brass Band
Aug
19
3:00 PM15:00

Peace Jubilee Brass Band

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In the spirit of the great American Peace Jubilee of 1869 under the direction of the noted musician and composer Patrick S. Gilmore comes the Peace Jubilee Brass Band.This band presents the latest and the most favorite tunes of the late 19th and early 20th century using historic over-the-shoulder brass instruments that were commonly used by community brass bands across America after the Civil War. To add to the occasion, the band will appear in appropriate dress to add to the authenticity of the event. The music is comprised of polkas, quick steps, schottisches, marches, and even waltzes, where couples are allowed to embrace each other—scandalous!

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Rea Deal Big Band
Aug
5
3:00 PM15:00

Rea Deal Big Band

Formed in 2006 by two top Detroit musicians, Leo Rea, a trumpet player, and Vaughan Klugh, a guitarist, the ReaDeal Band began rehearsing with 6 players and quickly grew to a full sized 17 piece big band with 5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, and a rhythm section including piano, bass, drums, and guitar.  Their first opportunity to play in public was at Bert’s Marketplace in the Eastern Market area of Detroit, where they performed many times, with several top Detroit area singers, including Gary Sacco and Joan Crawford.  The band continued to perform at many venues in the metro area, including various clubs, and several  outdoor parks during the summer. With the passing of Leo Rea in October of 2012, the band members decided to continue playing the fine music book that Leo had assembled and began rehearsing at the Birmingham Unitarian Church in Bloomfield Hills, under the leadership first, of Wally Fitz, and later, John Hammer.  

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Belgian & Heritage Bands
Jul
29
3:00 PM15:00

Belgian & Heritage Bands

The Belgian and Heritage Bands, under the direction of Larry Huntington, combine to perform classical adaptations, Broadway tunes, marches and waltzes. The Heritage Concert Band performs at the City of Troy's Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies, as well as at local houses of worship, with about eight concerts per year. The band comprises about 45 musicians ranging in age from their 20s to their 80s. The Belgian band, with over 50 musicians, performs at various venues. More information about the groups can be found at the following links...

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North Oakland Concert Band
Jun
24
4:00 PM16:00

North Oakland Concert Band

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The North Oakland Concert Band, comprising more than 80 dedicated musicians, is one of Michigan's leading wind ensembles. With roots deep in the Lake Orion and Oxford area, the band draws audiences from all of Southeast Michigan. Band membership is by audition, and includes many professional music educators. Led by Music Director Annette Kline, the musicians of the North Oakland Concert Band delight in performing a broad selection of concert band music, with styles ranging from traditional marches and classical transcriptions to modern works written especially for the concert band.

Concert site is Sunset Point located at the Western tip of Belle Isle (facing the Renaissance Center).. Look for lawn signs directing traffic. Concert attendees are advised to bring lawn chairs and blankets for their comfort. Concert may be cancelled at the last minute due to weather conditions. The button below will show the exact location on Belle Isle.

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Ferndale Community Concert Band
Jun
24
2:00 PM14:00

Ferndale Community Concert Band

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Ferndale Community Concert Band under the direction of Maestro Ed Quick is one of the newer concert bands in this area. The are growing quickly with a mission to be a high-caliber, adult band made up of volunteer musicians dedicated to making high-quality music and a positive impact in the Ferndale community.

Concert site is Sunset Point located at the Western tip of Belle Isle (facing the Renaissance Center).. Look for lawn signs directing traffic. Concert attendees are advised to bring lawn chairs and blankets for their comfort. Concert may be cancelled at the last minute due to weather conditions. The button below will show the exact location on Belle Isle.

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Royal Oak Concert Band
Jun
17
4:00 PM16:00

Royal Oak Concert Band

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THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO EXTREME HEAT FORECASTED FOR JUNE 17.

Under the direction of Kevin Czarnik, the Royal Oak Concert Band is a community band which presents a series of concerts throughout the year. This sixty-piece ensemble performs a variety of music, from big band classics to major symphonic works. It is an adult community band open to all area residents. The ensemble rehearses from September through June at Royal Oak Middle School and performs a wide range of repertoire. The ROCB  features a season of four concerts at Royal Oak Middle School, as well as outdoor performances at area parks. The band is open to adults who have attained at least a high school level of performance.  New members are welcome throughout the year. There are no auditions. 

Concert site is Sunset Point located at the Western tip of Belle Isle (facing the Renaissance Center).. Look for lawn signs directing traffic. Concert attendees are advised to bring lawn chairs and blankets for their comfort. Concert may be cancelled at the last minute due to weather conditions. The button below will show the exact location on Belle Isle.

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