SpOOktacular XXXIV - "At the Movies"
Oct
27
3:00 PM15:00

SpOOktacular XXXIV - "At the Movies"

A delightful Halloween bash for kids of all ages. Enjoy an afternoon of entertaining music at our popular tunes & treats concert. This concert includes an afternoon of exciting music, a bag of treats and an opportunity for kids to show off their Halloween fashions in a costume parade on stage with the band. The musical theme for this year is “ At the Movies,” featuring soundtrack selections from blockbuster hits such as “Black Panther”, the “Avengers, and much, much more! Everyone is encouraged to attend the concert in costume.

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In the Spirit
Dec
15
3:00 PM15:00

In the Spirit

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. Enjoy getting “In the Spirit” with an avant garde selection of musical themes ranging from “Star Wars” to “Pacem” to “Jingle Bells.”

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Valentine Dinner Dance
Feb
14
6:30 PM18:30

Valentine Dinner Dance

Photo by Jim Liska

Photo by Jim Liska

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 for tables are available if you order before January 17, 2020. All seating is reserved. If you are part of a group please let us know. Click on the buttons below for more information or to download a ticket order form, or call 734.261.2202.

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A Friday Evening at Nardin Park
May
8
7:30 PM19:30

A Friday Evening at Nardin Park

The FCB Concert Band, under the direction of Maestro Damien Crutcher, is excited to travel to beautiful Nardin Park Methodist Church in Farmington Hills for an enriching concert with an eclectic array of great music for concert band including “Scenes from the Louvre” and “Girl With the Flaxen Hair.”

 
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River Blast! 2020
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

River Blast! 2020

Many will remember he wonderful summer concerts at the Remick Bandshell on Belle Isle performed by the legendary Detroit Concert Band, under the direction of Leonard B. Smith. Several area musicians have formed MOBIG - the Music On Belle Isle Group dedicated to returning that summer concert tradition to Belle Isle and to promoting the restoration of the Remick Bandshell. The FCB will be one of several bands to perform on Belle Isle this summer. For more information visit mobigmusic.org

Concert site is Sunset Point located at the Western tip of Belle Isle (facing the Renaissance Center). Look for lawn signs directing traffic. Concert attendees are advised to bring lawn chairs and blankets for their comfort. Concert may be cancelled at the last minute due to weather conditions. The button below will show the exact location on Belle Isle.

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Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands
Mar
4
9:00 AM09:00

Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands

 

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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FCB Extravaganza
Mar
13
3:00 PM15:00

FCB Extravaganza

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.

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