March Madness
Mar
26
3:00 pm15:00

March Madness

  • Harrison High School

The month of March is a time of seasonal upheaval as we transition from Winter to Spring. It means changing our clocks, taxes (ugh), making plans for the summer and best of all… "March Madness" from the FCB! Join the FCB Concert Band, under the direction of Maestro Damien Crutcher, for an entertaining and eclectic assortment of musical literature for concert band. For this concert, Maestro Crutcher takes the band a little outside of the norm with "... an oddball mixture of music that suits the season.” Selections include, “Irish Tune From County Derry”, “Foundry”, “March Diabolique”, and of course a little Sousa. In addition, the FCB is excited to host special guest conductor Dr. Kevin Sedatole, Director of Bands at Michigan State University. Dr. Sedatole will conduct “Variants on a Mediaeval Tune”.

Click HERE for Dr. Sedatole's resume.

Click HERE for a concert flyer

Milford Central Park Concert
Jun
29
7:00 pm19:00

Milford Central Park Concert

  • Central Park

Enjoy an evening of patriotic music and marches at the Amphitheater in Milford's Central Park located at 195 South Main Street at the Huron River.

Stars In The Park
Jul
6
7:00 pm19:00

Stars In The Park

  • Heritage Park

Grab a blanket and a cooler and relax to classic summer band concert at the natural amphitheater in beautiful Heritage Park.

Swing In The Park
Jul
27
7:00 pm19:00

Swing In The Park

  • Heritage Park

With The FCB Big Band

Relax to an evening of great standards, jazz and swing in beautiful Heritage Park.

Downtown With The FCB
Jul
31
7:00 pm19:00

Downtown With The FCB

  • Riley Park

Join the FCB Concert Band for a final “pop up” summer band concert at Riley Park in downtown Farmington. As the FCB wraps up their 51st season, enjoy a wonderful selection of great music including movies, marches and season highlights.


Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands
Mar
4
9:00 am09:00

Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands

  • Okemos High School

 

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

Click here to download a poster

Valentine Dinner Dance
Feb
10
6:30 pm18:30

Valentine Dinner Dance

  • Glen Oaks Country Club

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 contactus@fcbmusic.org.

Joy Ride! - A Festival of Music
Dec
18
3:00 pm15:00

Joy Ride! - A Festival of Music

  • Harrison High School

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. The FCB is excited to present a thrilling new composition, Joy Ride! by Michael Markowski. Also appearing - special guest Euphonium soloist, Joe Broom. To round out the afternoon, enjoy a special appearance by the fabulous FCB Big Band, directed by Randy Barber, performing a vibrant collection of jazz standards with a classic big band sound.

Euphonium guest soloist, Joe Broom

Euphonium guest soloist, Joe Broom

The winner of the first-ever Wynton Marsalis Fellowship for summer brass study, Joe Broom exists between the polarities of jazz and classical music with the intent of carving out a new multidimensional sound uninhibited by the often rigid structures used to define both musician and genre. He sees expansion where some see limitation and views the euphonium as an amazing tool for artistic expression. Joe seeks to transform limitation in redefining the sound, style and possibilities for euphonium players. 

As a soloist, Joe has performed at the United Kingdom’s Royal Northern College of Music; Hill Auditorium at the University of Michigan; the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian; three Kennedy Center stages - the Concert Hall, Terrace Theater, and Millennium Stage; the United States Air Force Memorial; the historic Mansion at Strathmore; the Diplomatic and Consular Officers Bacon House Mansion; and in Emerson Hall at the International Euphonium Institute Festival, where, in successive years, he won both the High School and Artist solo competitions.

He is a graduate of the academically rigorous Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology in Virginia, named the 2015 best high school in the United States by Newsweek magazine. Joe now attends the University of Michigan on academic and music merit scholarships. He studies with international euphonium soloist and Besson/Buffet Crampon Ambassador Steven Mead and with Fritz Kaenzig who is an Arthur F. Thorn Professor of Tuba & Euphonium University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. He is a Performing Artist for Besson Euphoniums. 

SpOOktacular XXXI - "Area 51"
Oct
30
3:00 pm15:00

SpOOktacular XXXI - "Area 51"

  • Harrison High School

A musical adventure for kids of all ages. Enjoy an afternoon of exciting music at our popular tunes-n-treats concert, hosted by band students from Farmington Public Schools. The theme this year is AREA 51, in recognition of our 51st concert season. Come dressed as your favorite extraterrestrial!

 

Nardin Park Music Series
Jun
15
8:00 pm20:00

Nardin Park Music Series

  • Nardin Park United Methodist Church

New this season - the FCB Concert Band will be part of the popular Nardin Park Music Series. A great opportunity to see the band at a special venue. Visit nardinpark.org.

FCB Extravaganza
Mar
13
3:00 pm15:00

FCB Extravaganza

  • Harrison High School

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.