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New Conductor Selected for the Downriver Community Band

Pat Jensen Conductor DCBPatrick Jensen to Lead Ensemble 

Southgate, MI: The Downriver Community Band has announced that Patrick Jensen will take over as their new conductor starting September 23, 2014. Mr. Jensen will take over the baton from Martin Miles who was the previous conductor of the band from 2011-2014.

Patrick Jensen has been an active musician in the Detroit area for most of his life. He attended Wayne State University for both his Undergraduate Degree (Music Education) and Master’s Degree (Conducting). While at Wayne State, Patrick played Trumpet in several ensembles and was the musical director of the school’s Pep Band for a short time.

Outside of Wayne State, Patrick has performed and worked with many musical organizations in the area. These ensembles include the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra, The Dearborn Symphony, and the Henry Ford College Big Band among others. Patrick also enjoys composing music for a variety of ensembles including Marching Bands, Concert Bands, Orchestras, Jazz Ensembles, and even Rock Bands.

Currently, Patrick is teaching music classes at Henry Ford College. When he really wants to let his hair down Patrick also performs in a Frank Zappa tribute band that is featured at local music festivals.
Patrick will start by preparing the band for their two upcoming performances: The 2nd Annual Veteran’s Party on Oct 24th in Pinckney, MI and their annual Christmas Concert at 3pm on Dec 21 at CTK Church in Southgate, which is free and open to the public.

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Tickets are still available

We still have tickets available for our 25th Anniversary Concert! Any ticket purchased after May 10th will be placed on the will call list.   http://www.downrivercommunityband.org/main/index.php/event-tickets

DBC to honor six supporters

Did you see the article about the Downriver Community Band in The News Herald today? Check out the story and share it with your friends. We have a great show in store for everyone and we are honoring 6 of our long time supporters!

Click here to read the full story! 

Six Community Leaders to Be Honored by DCB

Six to Receive “Community Support Award” at Downriver Community Band’s 25th Anniversary Concert

Allen Park, Mich., Feb. 10, 2014 – The Downriver Community Band (DCB) has released the names of six people the band will honor with a special “Community Support Award”. The awards will be presented at the band’s 25th Anniversary Concert on May 17th, 2014. The winners of the award are:

Andrea Blum
Joann Gonyea
Dr. Noel & Debbie Jackson
Greg Mahar
Norma Wurmlinger

The award recognizes each recipient’s efforts to promote and support the DCB’s mission to provide Downriver musicians an opportunity to contribute positively to the cultural environment of the Downriver area.

The Community Support Award is another part of the Downriver Community Band’s 25th anniversary concert on May 17, 2014 that will feature music, musicians, vocalists, as well as the conductors who have played important roles in the development and continued success of the DCB. The concert will feature musical performances by the Downriver Community Band, as well as a specially assembled DCB Alumni Band and DCB High School Honors Band that will perform alongside the DCB.

Discount presale tickets are available on this website. Please select the "tickets" button to the left.

Conductors Confirmed for 25th Anniversary!

ATTENTION DCB & ITS FANS!!!

The following alumni conductors will lead the DCB at the DCB 25th Anniversary Concert:
James Skura
Mike Begian
Jim Blough
and Carol Marcus

All have committed and are officially scheduled to appear.

Tickets Available Online

Tickets are now available online for our 25th Anniversary Concert.  Please visit the Tickets link on the left to purchase your General Admission and Preferred Seating Tickets.  Prices are as follows:

General Admission tickets - $10.00 - Buy Now

Preferred Seating - $15.00 - Buy Now

Purchase your tickets in advance to enjoy the discounted price because the prices does go up at the door.  

Thank you for your support!

 

Last Call for Alumni!

This is our last call for Downriver Community band alumni!!  If you are interested in playing in our alumni band for our 25th Anniversary Concert, please use the Contact Us link to get in touch.  We need to make sure you have music to practice before the big event.  Looking forward to seeing everyone on May 17th, 2014 at the Flat Rock Community Auditorium!

The Downriver Community Band Announces 25th Anniversary Concert

The Downriver Community Band Announces 25th Anniversary Concert

Allen Park, Mich., Oct. 11, 2013 – The Downriver Community Band, a traditional concert band serving the Downriver community since 1989, has announced a concert celebrating its 25 years of service. The concert, aptly titled “The Downriver Community Band’s 25th Anniversary Concert: Past, Present, & Future”, will take place on Saturday, May 17, 2014, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Flat Rock Community Auditorium.

The 25th anniversary concert will feature music, musicians, vocalists, as well as some of the conductors who have played important roles in the development and continued success of the DCB. The concert will feature musical performances by the Downriver Community Band, as well as the specially assembled DCB Alumni Band (featuring former DCB members) and DCB High School Honors Band (featuring a collection of the area’s most talented high school musicians).

Discount presale tickets will be available at DCB’s annual Christmas concert at Christ the King Lutheran Church (CTK) in Southgate, Michigan on Sunday, December 15th, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. The DCB’s Christmas concert at CTK is always free and open to the public.

The Downriver Community Band is exclusively funded by generous donations from individual and business patrons, its membership dues, and concert revenues. For more information about the DCB, becoming a member, upcoming concerts, or to make a donation, please go to: www.downrivercommunityband.org or call:(734) 589-0322.

New Content!

We added lots of new content today!  

First and foremost, check out the NEW picture on the roster page.  A HUGE thank you goes out to Mary Simmons for taking the time to photograph the band.  
http://www.downrivercommunityband.org/main/index.php/membership-roster

Now that's a good looking group of musicians!


Check out our new Multimedia link to see video from past DCB performances. If you have a video to share, please use the contact us page to send us a link.  

http://www.downrivercommunityband.org/main/index.php/multimedia


We also posted an open call for Downriver Community Band Alumni on our site. If you know a DCB Alumni, send them our way or share this link on there page.  

http://www.downrivercommunityband.org/main/index.php/alumni


Pay your DCB membership dues onlline:

http://www.downrivercommunityband.org/main/index.php/membership-dues

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http://www.downrivercommunityband.org/main/index.php/component/users/?view=registration