Blanchard Memorial School Band

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Concert with MIT Wind Ensemble

Fred Harris who directs the MIT Wind Ensemble (and is a Boxborough resident) has invited the Blanchard Advanced Band to perform with his wind ensemble at Kresge Auditorium in Cambridge on Friday evening, November 30th. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for the band to work with Fred Harris and his wonderful college wind ensemble. I hope everyone will be able to participate

Here is a link you can get out to all the band parents (and whole school?) about the concert. Admission is $5 but it is FREE for anyone from Blanchard/Boxboro. Instructions for getting Free tickets (no limit on how many) are:

  1. Go to Link below
  2. Hit the “Ticket” field
  3. Hit the “Enter Promotional Code” field
  4. Enter BLANCHARD for Free General Admission Tickets

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mit-wind-ensemble-4th-annual-prism-concert-spectacular-tickets-49849961577

Details are as follows:

Rehearsal:

  • Wednesday, November 28th
  • Depart Blanchard 5:15pm by bus.
  • Arrive Kresge Auditorium, 48 Mass Ave, Cambridge 6:30pm
  • Rehearsal 7-8:15pm
  • Arrive back at Blanchard by bus 9:15pm
  • Students will need to bring their own dinner.

Concert:

  • Friday, November 30th
  • Depart Blanchard 4:30pm by bus
  • Arrive Kresge Auditorium 6pm
  • Concert 7pm-8:30pm
  • Arrive back at Blanchard by bus 9:30pm
  • Students will need to bring their own dinner.

Band Calendar for 2018-2019 school year

Mondays:

  • Woodwind Ensemble rehearsals 7:45am - 8:40am
  • Brass Ensemble rehearsals 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Wednesdays:

  • Advanced Band rehearsals 7:45am - 8:40am
  • Beginning Band rehearsals 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Fridays:

  • Percussion Ensemble rehearsals 7:45am - 8:40am

Advanced Band Fall Sectional Rehearsals Tuesday evenings from 7-8pm

  • Flute and Oboe sectional rehearsals 9/18, 10/16, 11/20
  • Clarinet sectional rehearsals 10/2, 10/23, 11/27
  • Saxophone sectional rehearsals 10/9, 11/13, 12/4

Advanced Band winter concerts

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 7:00pm

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 9:00am

Beginning Band concert

Thursday, January 31, 2019, 7:00pm

MICCA Concert Band Festival (Advanced Band)

Saturday, April 6, 2019 -or- Sunday, April 7, 2019

King Philip Regional High School, Wrentham, MA

Specific date and time to be announced after winter break.

MICCA Honors Concert (if invited)

Sunday, April 14, 2019 Mechanics Hall in Worcester

OR

Saturday, May 4, 2019 Symphony Hall in Boston

Spring Concerts (Advanced and Beginning Band)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 7:00pm

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 9:00am

Parades (Combined Advanced and Beginning Band)

Memorial Day

Monday, May 27th 8am-10am

Fifer's Day

Monday, June 15th 10:30am-noon

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