Welcome to Season 53!
The members of the FCB are looking forward to presenting another exciting season of great music for you to enjoy. In the spirit of their 53 year legacy they will be performing a wide variety of musical themes for concert band in and around the Farmington community. Maestro Damien Crutcher has been working with the FCB Board of Directors to develop a concert season filled with an entertaining sampling of exciting and demanding new musical literature along with several all time favorites. This season, Maestro Crutcher takes a closer look at the FCB Concert Band by featuring some of the fine smaller ensembles that make up the group. Highlights this season begin with Spooktacular XXXIII “Mission Impossible,” a delightful Halloween bash including students from Harrison High School’s Symphony Band who will perform with the FCB and middle school students from Farmington Public Schools who will MC the concert. In December, enjoy a “Holiday Panorama” concert featuring special guest tenor sax soloist Anjan Shah. March brings a deeper look at the FCB with “Textures and Tones” featuring a few FCB ensembles. In May, the band travels to Kirk in the Hills Church in Bloomfield Hills for a “Sunday Matinée” presenting an eclectic array of great music for concert band and featuring soloist Kenneth Thompkins, principal trombonist with the DSO. The FCB is also excited to participate in a final homecoming concert in honor of the 50 year legacy of Harrison High School in June and later that month relax to a classic summer band concert in Heritage Park.
Also, don’t forget to catch the FCB Big Band, under the direction of Mr. Randy Barber, for the jazzy side of the FCB at the annual Valentine Dinner Dance and at Heritage Park in July. There’s a lot to see and hear this year! Keep up with all of the exiting FCB events by visiting fcbmusic.org and, while you’re there, sign up for the email news under “Contact Us.”
There’s a lot to see and hear this season! Keep up to date with all of our events by visiting the FCB website, tuning into, WRCJ 90.9 FM, and Facebook for details. You can also sign up for our FCB concert news email by clicking here.
The FCB will continue its mission to present a wide variety of music for everyone to enjoy and promote the concept of music education for life. From kids in their schools, to band festivals, dinner dances, seniors in nursing homes, and formal concerts, it is our wish to extend a musical greeting to everyone who loves fine music.