News & Announcements

Royal British Legion Brass Band - Gaithersburg, August 13 7PM

posted Jul 24, 2011, 12:59 PM by MVCB Admin   [ updated Jul 24, 2011, 1:11 PM ]

Chris Clark has been helping to arrange a tour of the Royal British Legion Brass Band. The band will be performing at the Gaithersburg Concert Pavilion on Saturday August 13th at 7pm  see flyer >

"Carpool to Metro?" query from Dan Abbott.

posted Jul 7, 2011, 9:14 AM by Jocelyn Weinberg

Dan Abbott (percussionist, who will hopefully join us again next season) is looking for someone to carpool to and from the Grovesnor/Strathmore METRO.  In his words:  "I was ... curious if anyone in the band travels via metro to work and would like to carpool. I actually drive to the Strathmore stop but if someone is willing, we could both save on gas/parking."  Dan lives in MV and can be reached at: "dan abbott" <>

Audio from June 5, 2011 Lawn Theater Concert

posted Jul 4, 2011, 5:48 PM by MVCB Admin   [ updated Jul 4, 2011, 6:21 PM ]

Audio recordings from our June 5, 2011 Lawn Theater concert courtesy of Ted Hartz

From small potatoes come BIG DREAMS - Benefit for the band

posted Jun 27, 2011, 6:10 PM by MVCB Admin   [ updated Jul 6, 2011, 6:00 PM ]

[All potato shares are sold and check is on the way to Bangor library.]

Marlin Strand is growing Maine Katahdin potatoes in his Gaithersburg garden so that the band can acquire the charts for marches composed by George E. Jennings, a talented Maine composer of small fame but great reputation.   Please read Marlin’s newsletter article for the background to this project.  You can contribute by reserving shares of Marlin’s potato harvest (The tubers will be available in the Fall, close to our first rehearsal).   Marlin estimates that each $10 share will yield 3 lbs of Katahdin potatoes. Contact Marlin to reserve your shares or simply print out and sign a coupon at rehearsal or at one of the upcoming events and hand it to him. 

Clarinet performance by Sara Sankey on July 10, 2011

posted Jun 22, 2011, 9:54 AM by Jocelyn Weinberg

Sara Sankey, in our clarinet section, will be performing 3 solo clarinet pieces during the Sunday service at Geneva Presbyterian Church on July 10, 2011 at 10:30 AM. The church is located at 11931 Seven Locks Road in Potomac, MD 20854.

Flute Choir Concert (Tu 6/14/11, free) -- notice from Mary Hartz

posted May 26, 2011, 7:51 PM by Jocelyn Weinberg

The Flute Society of Washington presents DC Flutes in Concert on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 7:30 pm. Free Admission.

At Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church (at One Chevy Chase Circle, Washington, DC 20015).

Performing works by Bach, Bizet, Grieg, Haydn, Khachaturian, Mozart, Rossini, and Sibelius, with additional music from folk songs of Ireland and Russia.

Summer Jazz Jam Sessions Return to Roy's Place

posted May 24, 2011, 8:51 PM by MVCB Admin

The Summer Jam Session is Back for it's 6th consecutive year!

Looking for a place to hear jazz and/or try out your jazz chops in Upper Montgomery County? Tired of driving downtown for a jazz jam session? Come and jam with The Perry Conticchio Jazz Quartet at Roy's Place - Sandwich Heaven - in Olde Towne Gaithersburg on Sunday evenings starting the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, May 29th from 7pm-10pm. Instrumentalists are warmly invited to come, listen and jam. Whether you play, sing or just want to listen and enjoy a great time, come on out. Good Food & Drink. No Cover! Jam Night specials on food and drink.

Roy's Place is located on 2 E. Diamond St., Gaithersburg, 20877. Questions? call Roy's Place at (301) 947-5548. /more info/

Precision Military Band Video - from Paul Nisson

posted May 24, 2011, 6:13 PM by MVCB Admin   [ updated May 24, 2011, 6:18 PM ]

(translated from Portugese - I think they are performing on ice)

See there what cold can do! SIMPLY SENSATIONAL!
Never seen anything like it, not in Hollywood blockbusters, or in anything I've ever seen! Give only a glimpse in the presentation of the Norwegian Royal Guard! It is a precision indescribable! Unmissable!

Chamber Music Concert - Johns Hopkins Campus Rockville - June 20

posted May 24, 2011, 6:00 PM by MVCB Admin   [ updated May 24, 2011, 6:20 PM ]

Dear Montgomery Village Community Band:
I thought some of your members might be interested in hearing more about the chamber music concert series at Johns Hopkins campus in Rockville.

The third and final concert in the series is Monday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.

The June concert will feature Duos with Harp (Jonathan Carney, viola; Marcia Kämper, flute; and Sarah Fuller, harp) playing the music of Takemitsu, Piazzolla and Saint-Saens.
For more information:
I hope some of the band members will be able to join us.
Robin Ferrier
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County
9601 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD  20850

Did you take Band Day photos?

posted May 23, 2011, 3:11 PM by MVCB Admin

Aileen (Columbia Concert Band) has asked whether any of you took photos at Band Day that you'd like to include on CCB's Band Day webpage. She said they'll try to update their webpage within the next month. 
Thanks, Jocelyn

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