We’re Making Music All Summer: Join Us!

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Lodi Community Band’s weekly rehearsals continue throughout the summer! We’re meeting every Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the American Legion Building, situated at 320 N. Washington Street, Lodi (just west of the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, at the corner of Washington and Lockeford Streets).

Due to budget cuts, San Joaquin Delta College is not offering course credit for summer participation in the Band! So there is no need to register as a Delta College student in order to be a member of the Band during the summer months! Rather, each member will pay a one-time fee of $25 to help cover our expenses.

Meet Our Summer Director

This summer, we welcome Chris Anderson to the Director’s podium! Chris is a well-known and highly respected San Joaquin County musician. A graduate of the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music, he has been active as a music educator, performer and conductor for over 25 years. He is often featured as a soloist, clinician, and guest conductor with area performing groups and schools. As a trombonist, Mr. Anderson currently performs with The Swingaires, Stockton Concert Band, and Tropical Nights, and has performed with Mel Torme, Dave Brubeck, Arturo Sandoval, Andy Martin, and Claudia Villela. In April 2010, he performed and conducted one number with the Stockton Concert Band at Carnegie Hall in New York City. He is a member of the California Music Educators Association, California Band Directors Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and the American Federation of Musicians.

We are currently rehearsing for three exciting musical events that, if you are a band musician, you will want to be a part of:

Flag Day Commemoration

Join us on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the Veterans’ Plaza on Pine Street between the Carnegie Forum (old Lodi Library) and City Hall.

Summer Concert: “The Music That Made America Great”

Also on the Omega Nu Stage at Hutchins Street Square, 125 South Hutchins Street, Lodi, on June 19, 2011, at 7:00 p.m.. Bring a picnic dinner, lawn chairs, a frisbee, the kids, grandma, and the neighbors! Sit back, get comfortable, and enjoy an evening of old-fashioned band music.

Celebrate America

This year’s patriotic extravaganza will take place on June 30, 2011, beginning at 5:00 p.m. on the Omega Nu Stage at Hutchins Street Square, 125 South Hutchins Street, Lodi.

Fall 2011

Due to budget cuts, San Joaquin Delta College is not offering course credit for participation in the Band during the 2011-12 school year. Rather, each member will register as a participant in a Delta College Adult Education Class, a self-funded, fee-based program. Members aged 17 and under will participate via Delta’s Kids’ College program. The fee will be $60 per member, per semester. Registration forms will be distributed at the first Fall 2011 rehearsal, when Art Holton, Jr., Delta College’s Director of Bands resumes directing for the 2011-12 year.

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