Saturday, May 4, 2013

Maryland All-State Comunity Band

Columbia Bands, Inc. is proud to announce the formation of the first Maryland All State Community Band. This celebration of music will take place on July 20th and 21st, 2013 and will feature talented community band musicians throughout Maryland under the direction of Dr. Harlan Parker from the Peabody Conservatory. All musicians that are currently active in a community concert band in Maryland and have attained the age of 21 by July 20, 2013 are invited to audition. The MASC Band will rehearse on Saturday and Sunday morning and perform on Sunday afternoon.

See their website for more information. 

Friday, January 4, 2013

BSO Instrument Clinic - February 9

The BSO is offering instrument clinics on February 9th.  At present, they are still accepting applications for the following instruments: flutes, clarinets, trombones and tubas.

Click here to view their website.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Severn Brass Keys Seeking Brass Players.

Severn Brass Keys, a small brass ensemble that performs in the greater Anne Arundel County area, is seeking additional players..... especially French Horn, Trumpet and Trombone.  Interested musicians can contact SBK president Bob Greene at 410-672-3992 or Practice season starts in February on Saturdays. Most of the music played is at the intermediate-to-advanced level.  SBK's website is 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Musicians' Corner - A New Place To Track Our Folder

Dear Band Members,

We will use a page on our website to keep you informed as to the musical pieces that should be in your folder. Simply click: “Musicians’ Corner” to view the current list. Additionally, this news will be conveyed on our blog as a reminder. Please turn in all extraneous music beyond this list as soon as possible. These are the only pieces that should still be in your folder as of the date listed below. This list will be updated as necessary. Please send all updates to Allison, the webmaster, at
Thanks, Lisa, Jocelyn and Betsy

List Update: November 9th, 2012
These Pieces Should Be IN Your Folder
Angels We Have Heard on High
Benny Goodman: the King of Swing
Bugler's Holiday
Bugler's Rebuttal
Das Pensionat
A Fireside Christmas
God Bless America
A Hanukkah Festival
Marche des Parachutistes Belges
Pas Redouble
Radetzky March
The Rakes of Mallow
Rhapsody for Hanukkah
Santa Claus Comes to Dixieland
The Star-Spangled Banner
The Stars and Stripes Forever
Variations on a Korean Folk Song
White Christmas

The following pieces should have been recently REMOVED From The Folder.
Chimes of Liberty
Falcon’s Landing March
Lerner and Lowe in Concert
March to the Scaffold
My Fair Lady

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Free Concert in Frederick This Weekend

The U.S. Army Concert Band presents a free patriotic concert at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Maryland, on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM (EST). Come join us as we Celebrate Our Veterans! For Free Tickets: The Weinberg Center is located at 20 West Patrick Street, in the heart of historic downtown Frederick, Maryland (a map is included on above link).

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Manchester String Quartet Performance, Monday, November 5, 2012

Please join us on Monday, November 5, 2012 for the Manchester String Quartet Concert Series at the National Institutes of Health. The concert is free and begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Masur Auditorium, Building 10. The Quartet will perform "Subtitled by the composer." Beethoven Quartet in F Minor, Opus 95 "Serioso". The Quartet will also perform the cancelled: "If Mozart wrote it, he must have meant it!" Mozart Quartet in C Major, K 465 "Dissonant". Future concert dates: Monday, November 19, 2012 Monday, February 25, 2013 Monday, March 11, 2013 Monday, April 1, 2013 Monday, May 6, 2013 This series is made possible by The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES).For reasonable accommodation needs, please contact Sharon Greenwell at (301)496-4713 or email National Institutes of Health Office of the Director Office of Communications and Public Liaison Special Projects Branch