Martin Community Band

University Bands

133 Fine Arts

16 Mt. Pelia Road

Martin, TN 38238

Ph:

(731) 881-7403

Em:

John Oelrich, Director of Bands

Martin Community Band

Welcome to the homepage for the Martin Community Band.  We are excited to offer this opportunity for musicians of all ages to gather and make a joyful noise for four performances this summer.  Please click the text below for more information about the programs, location of rehearsals and performances and answers to frequently asked questions.

 

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Rehearsal & Concert Schedule

Rehearsals

Tuesdays, May 13-July 8
7:00 - 9:00 pm
136 Fine Arts - Band Room
UT Martin

 

Concerts

May 22
June 5
June 19
July 3
July 10

 

Programs - Summer 2014

 

May 22 – “Fanfares and Celebrations”

 

Ward Star Spangled Banner
Smetana/Stanek Libussa-Fanfare
Himes Cause for Celebration
Ticheli Joy
Susato/Singleton A Renaissance Revel
Hazo American Barn Dance
Grundman American Folk Rhapsody No. 2
Williams/Curnow Midway March

 

June 5 – “Kid Stuff,” with the UTM Middle Summer Music Camp Band

 

Ward Star-Spangled Banner
Summer Music Camp Band  
Summer Music Camp Band  
Summer Music Camp Band  
Holsinger A Childhood Hymn
Anderson Trumpeter's Lullaby
Bukvich Dinosaurs
Broege Blue Goose Rag
Duffy A+: A Precise Prelude and Excellent March

 

June 19 – “Around the World in Less than Eighty Minutes”

 

Ward Star-Spangled Banner
Grundman American Folk Rhapsody No. 2
Fucik The Florentiner
Curnow Korean Folk Rhapsody
Perkins Fandango
Van der Roost Dublin Dances
Nishumura Star Ship
Hultgren An Australian Rhapsody
Balmages Arabian Dances

 

July 3 – “Star-Spangled Celebration,” with guest ensemble, The David Johnson Chorus

 

Ward Star-Spangled Banner
Reed Rushmore
Grundman American Folk Dances No. 1
Techeli Simple Gifts
Selection from The David Johnson Chorus  
Selection from The David Johnson Chorus  
Lowden Armed Forces Salute, with The David Johnson Chorus
Wilhousky Battle Hymn of the Republic, with The David Johnson Chorus

 

July 10 - "Musician's Choice"

 

 

What is the Martin Community Band?

A place for local musicians to gather, perform and also to provide the community with concert series that will bring the community together once per week, provide cultural enrichment and economically benefit our downtown businesses.

When and where are the rehearsals and performances?


Rehearsals

Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, May 13 from 7:00-9:00 pm and will continue on all Tuesday evenings through July 8. Rehearsals will be held in the Band Room of the Fine Arts Building, Room 136.

 

Performances

There will be five performances May 22, June 5, June 19, July 3, July 10. All performances will take place in Festival Park in downtown Martin. Rain site is the Fulton Theatre of the Fine Arts Building on the UT Martin Campus.

What kind of music will you play?

We will play almost all types of music. The basis will be music from the concert band repertoire, but the programs will feature marches, overtures, suites, Broadway medleys, and folk songs. There will be something for every musical palate.

Who can perform in the group?

Musicians of all ages! This ensemble's membership will draw from adult community musicians, local band directors, college students (both music majors and non-majors), and local high school and middle school musicians. In addition to being a great opportunity for adult community musicians to play, it is a fantastic opportunity for young musicians to perform in an ensemble with more mature players, thus accelerating their development as musicians.

What if I haven't played in 30 years? Can I still play?

All players are welcome! If someone hasn't played in thirty years, then this is a perfect opportunity to dust off the instrument and rediscover the joys of making music!

How will Martin benefit from having its own community band?

Having a community band in Martin will provide the musicians the opportunities to perform and build connections as well as bringing the community together in a relaxed, festive and family-friendly performances. In addition, it is our hope that our downtown businesses will benefit from the audiences in attendance at the performances.

Is there a limit on the number of musicians that can play?

There is no limit - the more the merrier! Please notify John Oelrich (joelrich@utm.edu | (731) 881-7403) if you would like to play so we can insure there are enough folders, chairs and stands.

Do I have to play all of the concerts in order to participate?

No. While musicians are encouraged to play the whole season, they do not have to commit to playing all of the performances. It is strongly encouraged that you attend both rehearsals of the performances you commit to playing.

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University Bands

133 Fine Arts

16 Mt. Pelia Road

Martin, TN 38238

Ph:

(731) 881-7403

Em:

John Oelrich, Director of Bands