2017 SUMMER SEASON: The Journeys Continue

Sponsored by Yankee Air Museum
  • Thursday
    Jun 8
    2017

    Journey to Broadway
    Morris Lawrence Atrium at WCC  |  7:30 PM

    WCCB will Strike Up The Band so you can Give [your] Regards to Broadway as you enjoy selections from Cats, Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, and West Side Story. Special Feature: Cozette Cecconie, a Manchester High School student who received honorable mention in the WCCB's Third Annual Concerto Competition, will perform Mozart's Concerto for Bassoon, K191, III. Rondo.

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  • Thursday
    JUN 29
    2017

    Journey to America & Pie Social
    Morris Lawrence Atrium at WCC  |  7:30 PM

    Join the band in preparing for Independence Day with our traditional patriotic concert and PIE SOCIAL. Special Feature: Annie Li from Pioneer High School and runner up in the WCCB's Third Annual Concerto Competition will perform Giacchino Rossini's Introduction, Theme and Variations on clarinet.

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  • Thursday
    JUL 27
    2017

    Journey Around the World
    Manchester High School  |  7:30 PM

    This special joint concert performed at Manchester High School features the Blue Lake International Southern Winds. This symphonic wind ensemble from the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, just back from their international summer tour, will share the stage with the WCCB for another journey around the world.

    Learn more about the Blue Lake Southern Winds.

2016–2017 SEASON: Journeys

Musical Portraits
  • Friday
    OCT 28
    2016

    Space: The Final Frontier
    Towsley Auditorium at WCC  |  7:30 PM

    Join with the band in your favorite space-themed costume as we musically visit the depths of space. The program will include music from the movies Star Trek, Star Wars, and Apollo 13 as well as Gustav Holst's “Jupiter” from The Planets. Come dressed as your favorite Star Trek hero, a Wookie, Jedi, or other character for an evening of music sure to be out of this world. There will be a children's costume parade with prizes. Refreshments will be served. SPECIAL APPEARANCE: The WCCB will be joined by local members of the 501st Legion.

  • Thursday
    DEC 15
    2016

    Holiday Journeys
    Towsley Auditorium at WCC  |  7:30 PM

    The WCCB follows everyone's favorite elf, traveling around the world in a night filled with ancient carols and familiar sounds of the holidays. Featuring music from England, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Scandinavia, and the USA. Join the band for what's sure to be a musical highlight of your holiday season.

  • Thursday
    MAR 16
    2017

    A Journey to Ireland
    Towsley Auditorium at WCC  |  7:30 PM
    Preconcert talk with James Curnow at 6:45 PM

    Composer James Curnow will be guest conductor for highlights in this program of music from the land of Ireland. With Nicholas Brown's special guest performance on the uilleann pipes, the band will get you sham-rocking on the night before St. Patrick's Day—a must-see/must-hear concert for anyone claiming to be Irish for this holiday! This unique event is supported by a grant from the Frederick S. Upton Foundation.

    James Curnow

     

    Nicholas Brown

  • Thursday
    May 11
    2017

    Go West, Young Man!
    Towsley Auditorium at WCC  |  7:30 PM

    Valleys, prairies, canyons, trails, corrals, ranches: the storied locales of the West will resound in Southeast Michigan through music such as The Cowboys from one of John Wayne's last movies. Experience a morning on the rim of the Grand Canyon with Philip Sparke's Sunrise at Angel's Gate. Feel the emotion of the Trail of Tears by James Barnes. You can stomp your feet and raise your voice for an Old West Sing-Along. SPECIAL GUEST: The program features the WCCB's Third Annual Concerto Competition winner and Huron High School junior Kevin Tan performing Claude T. Smith's Fantasia for Alto Saxophone.

SPECIAL JOINT CONCERT

  • Tuesday
    May 2
    2017

    Concert with Whitmore Lake High School Band
    Whitmore Lake High School  |  7:00 PM

    Join us for a combined concert with the Whitmore Lake High School Band.