“If music be the food of love, play on.”
- William Shakespeare
All of our concerts have free admission, unless otherwise noted below.
A musical adventure for kids of all ages. Enjoy an afternoon of exciting music at our popular tunes & treats concert, hosted by band students from Farmington Public Schools. See the Farmington middle school kids perform in a variety of roles on stage with the FCB Concert Band all in costume.
The FCB presents a holiday classic featuring the 95 piece FCB Concert Band under the direction of Damien Crutcher presenting an entertaining array of concert band classics and holiday favorites. This year we are featuring our special guest soprano vocalist, Dr. Lynda Wood, who will perform "Three American Gospel Songs" with the FCB Concert Band.
The FCB presets a musical portrait of the many colors of spring with an eclectic variety of concert band literature including "Scarborough Fair" - Boysen, "Sleep" - Whitacre, "Gazebo Dances" - Corigliano, and "Second Suite" - Holst. The FCB welcomes guest conductor Dr. Mary Schneider, Director of Bands at Eastern Michigan University.
The Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands (RCF), hosted by the Meridian Community Band (MCB), is a one-day event in which each participating band performs a brief, public concert followed by an educational post-concert clinic. The clinics are directed by four university-level conductors who provide insight and techniques for improving musicianship. Visiting artists present instrumental master classes for featured instruments. Audiences enjoy the presentation of a wide variety of traditional and contemporary band literature. The festival combines performance opportunities, learning experiences for musicians, and a forum for networking with other bands from across the state.
The Farmington Community Band will perform at 11:15 am followed by a post concert clinic. For information about the festival visit redcedarfestival.org
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If you enjoy the music of the big band era, then you will love our Valentine Dinner Dance, an evening rich in fine dining and dancing at the elegant Glen Oaks Country Club. Unwind at the cash bar cocktail hour and then enjoy a lavish dinner and music 'til midnight provided by the fabulous FCB Big Band, directed by Mr. Randy Barber. Treat your special valentine to a romantic evening or get a group of friends together for a table of fun. Tickets are available by advance reservation only. Tables of 8 and 10 available. Early Bird discounts available if you order before January 13, 2017. All seating is reserved. If you are part of a group please let us know. For ticket information call 734.261.2202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Collage Concert
Enjoy an afternoon of great musical variety showcasing the fine instrumental voices that make up the Farmington Community Band music organization including a clarinet choir, flute and brass ensembles, and piano soloist from the Farmington Musicale. But that’s just the beginning - the FCB Concert Band, under the direction of Maestro Damien Crutcher, will entertain you during the second half with an exciting selection of concert band literature. Featured guest conductor, Paul DeRubeis.
Guest Conductor, Paul DeRubeis has had a long and fruitful career in music education. He retired from Bloomfield Hills Schools in 2014 after for a total of 38 years, 33 of which were spent at Bloomfield Hills Schools. He was MSBOA District 4 Teacher of the Year in 2003 and 2010 and finalist in 2010. An active clinician and adjudicator for MSBOA, he also serves as committee chair for Michigan Youth Arts Festival for MSBOA activities. Maestro DeRubeis is a graduate of Wayne State University and plays the Euphonium.