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.
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.