2023–2024 Season: STORIES

Sponsored by Yankee Air MuseumAll concerts of the Washtenaw Community Concert Band are FREE.

Individuals with special seating needs and senior or other large groups are requested to make a reservation at least one week before a concert. Let us know about your needs for accessible space for walkers, wheelchairs, or motorized devices. Plan to arrive at 7:00 p.m. for special seating at evening concerts. Please email us to reserve your space:

concertcoordinator@wccband.org

  • Thursday
    Oct 26
    2023

    Flights of Fantasy | 7:30 PM
    WCC Towsley Auditorium

     
    This Halloween-themed concert includes classic spooky music as well as selections from well-loved films, series, and video games. Conductor William Perrine will be joined by Assistant Conductor Amere Horton in presenting musical depictions of worlds of fantasy by composers such as Johan de Meij, Robert W. Smith, Christopher Tin, and Erika Svanoe. The band and audience are welcome to dress in Halloween and fall-themed costumes.

  • Friday
    Dec 15
    2023

    Holiday Tales | 7:30 PM
    WCC Towsley Auditorium

     
    Settle in for some musical stories of holiday cheer! The band will present a variety of classic and contemporary holiday arrangements, including a Holiday Sing-Along and music by Malcolm Arnold, Erik Morales, Shelley Hansen, and local composer Brooke Pierson among others. Join us for a reception following the concert.

  • Thursday
    Feb 29
    2024

    Songs of the Sea | 7:30 PM
    WCC Towsley Auditorium

     
    A musical adventure on the high seas! The band will perform sea chanteys, songs of maritime exploits, and music depicting famous naval stories. With musical selections by Onsby Rose, Jodie Blackshaw, Eric Whitacre, and W. Francis McBeth, you will leave shouting, “Ahoy! Thar she blows!”

  • Saturday
    Mar 9
    2024

    Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands | 1:45 PM
    Okemos High School
    2800 E Jolly Rd, Okemos, MI 48864

     
    The WCCB will be one of 10 community bands performing at this festival at Okemos High School hosted by the Merdian Community Band. The festival runs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with the WCCB performing a 30-minute presentation at 1:45 p.m.

  • Sunday
    Apr 7
    2024

    Ensemble Concert | 2:00 PM
    WCC Morris Lawrence Atrium

     
    Enjoy ensembles of various sizes playing a variety of musical genres. Donations will be benefit the Ken Bowman Memorial Scholarship, which supports the expenses for an area middle- or high-school band student to attend Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.

  • Thursday
    May 2
    2024

    A Story of Community| 7:30 PM
    WCC Towsley Auditorium

     
    Together we celebrate our 45th Season! Our story of community will celebrate four and a half decades of serving the greater Washtenaw County community, bringing back a variety of favorite tunes and selections from across the years. The concert will feature the winner of the 2024 WCCB Concerto Competition and welcome the return of past conductors Jerry Robbins, Chris Heidenreich, and Amy Sierzega.

  • Thursday
    Jun 20
    2024

    Screens of All Sizes | 7:30 PM
    WCC Morris Lawrence Atrium

     
    The WCCB kicks off summer with a celebration of music written for screens of all sizes. The band will present soundtracks from well-known movies, television shows, and video games in a fun evening of familiar music. The band’s annual pie social will follow the conclusion of the concert.

  • Thursday
    Jul 18
    2024

    Patriotic Pops in the Park | 7:30 PM
    German Park

     
    Join the band for an outdoor concert at German Park, where the WCCB will present a selection of traditional patriotic favorites and light summer music.