DCB to perform at 2013 Red Cedar Festival
The Downriver Community Band has submitted to participate in this festival.
Saturday, February 23, 2013 ~ 9:00am - 6:00pm
The Annual Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands is a one day event that brings together adult community bands from across the state of Michigan and Ontario. The event is hosted by the Meridian Community Band at Okemos High School, Okemos, Michigan.
DCB Performance at Flat Rock Riverfest with solo guest Alexander Zonjic
Saturday, September 17th, 2011 at Noon
Huroc Park, Flat Rock, MI
The Riverfest committee is working with professional flutist Alexander Zonjic who, in addition to headlining the festival, will be performing as a special guest with the Downriver Community Band.
Mr. Zonjic plans to perform two pieces with the band. "Doin' the D" and "Bellavia"
DCB Members travel to Hawaii
On December 7th, 2011 our nation will marked the 70th
anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. An event has
been scheduled at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Hawaii to commemorate this tragedy.
The Downriver Community Band was invited to participate in a “Mass Band Performance” at this event along with other community bands from across the country. A delegation of our musicians will be participating. Click the patch below for more details.
Music Celebrations International
http://www.musiccelebrations.com/domestic/hawaii.html the tour host, has created an unforgettable tour that will introduce the travelers to the music and culture of Hawai'i and its Polynesian roots. Amid the beauty of the Islands is incredible history, from King Kamehameha to the memorials of Pearl Harbor.
Noel Jackson, DDS chooses Downriver Community Band (DCB) as one of the Downriver Desirable Dozen
At the Downriver Community Band’s Spring Concert “The Musical World of Disney” Noel Jackson presents DCB President Denise Doede with a check for $1000 dollars.
From the News- Herald ~
A dentist is trying to get the word out about his practice and also give back to the community.
Dr. Noel Jackson, who has taken care of teeth in the city for more than 30 years, has created Downriver Desirable Dozen.
He is donating $1,000 to a charitable organization each month for a year.
Jackson said he was working with a marketing company to promote his business, and the idea came to him to do something different.
“The marketing people wanted me to do radio and TV,” Jackson said. “I looked at the budget and said I’d rather put the money to use back in the community where it would do more direct good rather than throwing money in the airwaves.”
Thanks Dr. Jackson!
The Association of Concert Bands
The Association of Concert Bands www.acbands.org held its annual convention in Muskegon, Michigan, May 11-15, 2011. Two representatives of the Downriver Community Band were in attendance. During the convention, different community bands were invited to perform.
One special feature of the convention were clinics focused on sharing expertise about the administrative requirements of managing a community band. Two bands were created from attendees during the convention and their performances brought the convention to a successful, rousing conclusion. Both the rehearsals and concerts were conducted by composer James Curnow.
Photo: Denise Doede and Mary Simmons stand and pose with Mr. Curnow after the concert.