Welcome to Westport Community Band

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Musical Notes

BAND MEMBERS


BAND REHEARSALS


All Band Members

Please bring your band folder

or any music you have from 

last year to this rehearsal.



All Band Rehearsal are

MONDAYS

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Bedford Middle School

88 North Avenue, Westport.


Directions


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~Updated May 25, 2018


WESTPORT COMMUNITY BAND CONTACT

email address -

Westportband@yahoo.com


Webmaster - N. Jordan


Westport Community Band is a 

non-profit organization
501 (c)(3)


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MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Monday, May 28, 2018

Arrive at 8:00 am

Saugatuck 

Elementary School 

Riverside Avenue, Westport


Directions

  

The uniform is a pith helmet, white uniform shirt, red band jackets (if it is cold enough for jackets), red webbed belt, khaki-colored pants, and white shoes (sneakers). You will need a lyre - you can borrow one if you don’t have one.  


Contact information

Susan Schaefer

sbschaefer@aol.com





Further instructions

Our Band will be near the beginning of the Westport Town Parade. We will assemble in the parking lot of the school at 170 Riverside Avenue. The Parade begins promptly at 9 a.m. We are the escort band for the Veterans, the VFW and the American Legion. The parade route is the same every year, taking us north on Riverside to Route 1, over the Post Road Bridge on Route 1, and left onto Myrtle Ave. At the Town Hall Reviewing Stand, we perform a “split”. Our Band separates into two lines on opposite sides of the road, and the Drum Majorette accompanies the veterans through our lines, while we play a salute to them. We then re-form our ranks, and the parade ends in approximately 3 blocks.


This year we will play Washington Post while moving and High School Cadets at the reviewing stand. There are many marchers and vehicles all arriving at the same time for this parade, so I recommend arriving early – no later than 8 a.m. This is a rain or shine event. If rain threatens, bring a rain jacket. 


Of course we understand that some instruments cannot be risked out in rainy weather. Come anyway and I’ll give you a drum!

Small Group Ensemble

Saturday, June 16th

Norfield Church Parish Hall
Buffet dinner to follow
Special entertainment by the Westport Community Band

The small group is playing for this event. 

Report to the Parish Hall at 3pm - Norfield Road 

- right up the hill from the Weston Library.

Directions

The band will play for about an hour, presenting music from 

the 60’s to tie into the 60’s program currently being 

sponsored by the Weston Historical Society. 


The small group will be playing a good bit of the music played at 

the Weston Library earlier this month, with some new pieces.

weston fireworks

Fourth of July Concert

Wednesday, July 4, 2018  

Arrive 5:15 pm  

Downbeat 6:00 pm 


Bring stands/ stand lights if desired Don't forget sunglasses & bug spray! 


Casual uniform, polo shirts, khakis, red belt, white shoes


Weston Middle School, 135 School Rd, Weston, CT 06883 

  Directions  

The levitt pavilion

Levitt Pavillion Concert

DRESS REHEARSAL 

DATE: Monday, July 9th

Time 7:30 to 9:00 pm 

Location:

Saugatuck Elementary School, 170 Riverside Avenue, Westport.  Directions 


LEVITT PAVILION PERFORMANCE 

DATE: Tuesday, July 10th


 Report time: as close to 6:00 pm as possible. 

Downbeat 7:00 pm 

Casual Uniform: Polo WCB white shirts, tan slacks/skirts,  red webbed belt, white shoes 

Bring stands/ stand lights if desired 

Don't forget bug spray! 

Levitt Pavilion, 40 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 


Directions  


In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to Saugatuck Elementary School


PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL!!


Saugatuck Elementary School, 170 Riverside Avenue, Westport.  Directions 

GIVING DAY ~ MARCH 1ST

THANKS TO ALL THAT GAVE!!

Thanks to everyone's donations,

we raised $3,131!!



Veterans Day

www.westportnow.com

The theme of sacrifice and service was also underscored by First Selectman Jim Marpe’s speech.


“Service above self; this is the motto of Rotary International, an organization to which I and others in this room belong,” Marpe said. “But these three words also define every person who has work the uniform of our great nation.


“All veterans everywhere, and our military men and women who are on duty now, have sacrificed and deserve our unending thanks for their solemn commitment, their commitment to preserving our democracy and our enduring freedoms,” he added.


Patriotic tunes by American composers filled the auditorium for a half-hour before the service, performed by the Westport Community Band directed by Sal LaRusso.


Some were joyful, others ethereal and introspective, a mood heightened by the placement of the Memorial Wreath below the stage.


What followed were the sounds of three shots from the Westport police honor guard, the clinks of brass casings outside, and the Westport Community Band’s playing of taps.