The Canfield Community Concert Band is a diverse group of people with a love of making music and sharing it with the community. We are an all-volunteer band open to musicians of all ages and our members come from many communities within the Mahoning Valley and farther in Northeast Ohio.
Eric Bable has recently been named the conductor of the Canfield Community Concert Band. He holds a Master of Music Degree in Conducting/Euphonium Performance from Youngstown State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Bable looks forward to continuing the musical tradition of the Canfield Community Band, which was started in 1976. "I'm proud to follow in the footsteps of a talented group of conductors who have led this community band, and I encourage area musicians to come and join us."
We will begin our regular Tuesday rehearsals on October 22 in the high school band room. We'll post a detailed schedule as soon as it's available, but we will continue weekly rehearsals starting on the 22nd.
The rehearsal schedule for the remainder of July is going to be slightly different than originally planned. Due to the summer maintenance schedule at the high school, we are unable to use the band room. Thanks to Becky and Carl Schaub for securing some space at the Canfield Methodist Church for the three remaining July rehearsals. The church is located on 46 in the center of town near the gazebo where we perform. Parking is available in the lot between the church and Dairy Queen. Use the portico entrance and go to the basement. Please bring a music stand!
We will have a guest conductor for the August concerts. John Manhollan will be leading us in a program that will include some new selections for the August 5 concert on the Green and the August 10 concert at St. Louis Church. We will be rehearsing with him for the remainder of July. If you have a copy of Brian's old rehearsal schedule, it is no longer accurate. Please make an effort to attend all the rehearsals as we have some work to do to prepare a new program with a new conductor. Please also let Kim know as soon as possible if you are unable to play any of the concerts so there is time to make alternate arrangements if necessary.
Our annual winter concert is scheduled for Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 3pm in the auditorium at Canfield High School. It will feature a British-themed program of classic concert band literature and popular favorites, including pieces by Gustav Holst, Percy Grainger, The Beatles, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and more. As we have in the past, we will be presenting this concert for the benefit of Operation Blessing and we are asking attendees to bring a donation for their food bank.
We have a full rehearsal schedule to prepare for the concert. Brian has planned a schedule for each rehearsal detailing what we'll be working on so members can prepare. It's available for download here and the details are listed on each rehearsal event on our calendar as well. Take note of a few exceptions to our regular rehearsal schedule—we'll be at the middle school on Dec. 4th and 11th. And due to the Christmas and New Year holidays falling on Tuesday, there will be no rehearsals those two weeks.
Please remember that rehearsal tonight (July 10) is cancelled. We will practice as scheduled next Tuesday (July 17), but it has been moved to the Middle School band room. We will be rehearsing some new music for the upcoming concerts at Louisville and St. Michael's church. Please be there.
Did you miss our first outdoor concert of the season? Disappointed that rain spoiled the second half? Not to worry, there are many more opportunities to take in a summer concert. Make sure you follow our Calendar of Events to see the latest updates on our performance schedule. We have added some new events later in the summer, including our annual appearance at the Canfield Fair.
As you prepare for your Fourth of July celebrations, be sure to include some time for one (or all) of our concerts this week. We'll be performing at Buhl Park in Hermitage this evening, July 1, at 6 p.m.Tuesday, July 3 we'll be in Austintown Township Park at 7 p.m. And on July 4, we'll take part in the festivities at Firestone Park in Columbiana. Our performance there will begin at 5:30 p.m. This week's concerts will feature music of American composers and patriotic favorites.
Brian T. Harris has recently been named the conductor of the Canfield Community Concert Band. He holds a master of music in instrumental conducting from Youngstown State University (2010) and a bachelor of science in music education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2003). While attending YSU, he worked with the Stambaugh Area Youth Concert Band and was the assistant director for the Lakeview Bulldog Marching Band.