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    • Tuesday, April 07, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

    Learn more about the repertoire performed by the Dunedin Concert Band in recent and upcoming concerts.

    In this episode:

    Adagio, from Spartacus by Aram Khachaturian

    It is easiest to join us via zoom (download the app here), but we will also stream the workshop live to the Dunedin Concert Band's Facebook page.

    Schedule:

    1. Interesting facts about the composer
    2. Interesting facts about the composition
    3. Watch and listen to a video performance, stopping and starting to identify interesting performance aspects
    4. Live Q&A

    Video


    To join live: https://zoom.us/j/613542119

    • Saturday, April 11, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • England Park, 5010 81st Ave N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781

    Event Cancelled

    Pinellas Festival of Community Bands

    We're thrilled to announce the fifth annual Pinellas Festival of Community Bands. A musical feast for the ears this year featuring seven Florida Community bands.

    Seven Bands From Throughout Florida Join Together for the 5th Annual Pinellas Festival of Community Bands in Dunedin.

    Dunedin, Florida, – Seven Florida Community Bands, over 700 performers, join together to celebrate Live Music in the park on the stage at England Brothers Park in Pinellas Park, Florida. This Live Music event is sponsored by the Dunedin Music Society

    Continuous Live Band Music from jazz to classical, contemporary to traditional, will be performed from 1:00PM-5:00PM by the 80-piece St. Petersburg Community Band, the 65-Piece Dunedin Concert Band, The Florida Brass Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps, The Gulfport Gecko Amalgamated Marching Band, The New Horizons Band of Gulfport, The Anclote Symphonic Winds, and the 450-piece Greater St. Petersburg Area Awesome Original Second Time Arounders Marching Band complete with majorettes, dancers, rifles, and flag teams. Most from the seven bands will join together for a 700+ piece finale at the end of the show.

    Bring a lawn chair, blanket, and umbrella for park seating. Your own food welcome as well as refreshments from three food trucks onsite. A family and dog friendly event!

    “It’s a showcase of entertainment provided by participants enjoying a lifetime of music making,” says Second Time Arounders founder & director Bill Findeison, who’s adult marching band, the Second Time Arounders, marched in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade last year.

    “These are a fine mix of amateur and professional musicians in seven bands who enjoy the activity enough to continue playing long after the notes of their high school, college, or military bands have expired.” “It’s about performing lively music for the crowds as well as for each other” Bill adds.

    “The quality of musicianship is an experience to hear…live” adds Stephen P. Brown who directs the Dunedin Concert Band and is the General Director of the Dunedin Music Society, sponsor of this event. “The Festival has grown from 3 bands to 7 creating a lot of interest each year.” “We’re exited to continue to move the event around Pinellas County this time to Pinellas Park” he adds.

    The music begins at 1pm but picnics on the lawn can begin sooner. Bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs, fill yourself from the three food trucks on site, and be sure to make a donation to help the band programs sponsor the hundreds of volunteer performers on stage. The festival is children and dog friendly!


    • Tuesday, April 14, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

    Learn more about the repertoire performed by the Dunedin Concert Band in recent and upcoming concerts.

    In this episode:

    American Folk Rhapsody 1 by Clare Grundman

    It is easiest to join us via zoom (download the app here), but we will also stream the workshop live to the Dunedin Concert Band's Facebook page.

    Schedule:

    1. Interesting facts about the composer
    2. Interesting facts about the composition
    3. Watch and listen to a video performance, stopping and starting to identify interesting performance aspects
    4. Live Q&A

    Video


    To join live: https://zoom.us/j/613542119

    • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM
    • Music Room, Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, FL 34698

    Event Cancelled

    The next performance of the Pinellas Community Players!

    Whatever we are good at, we all started somewhere.

    It was through the encouragement of others that we found the motivation to keep going and share what we know and what we can do, to help make our world a better place to live.

    Be encouraging.

    Attend this performance of the Pinellas Community Players, and bring a friend with you :)

    Led by Derek Currier, this ensemble gives adults the opportunity to improve their skills on an instrument either new to them or from their youth.

    Free to attend.
    Freewill donations invited.


    • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

    Learn more about the repertoire performed by the Dunedin Concert Band in recent and upcoming concerts.

    In this episode:

    Kokopelli's Dance by Nathan Tanouye

    Best join us via zoom (download the app here), but we will also stream the workshop live to the Dunedin Concert Band's Facebook page.

    Schedule:

    1. Interesting facts about the composer
    2. Interesting facts about the composition
    3. Watch and listen to a video performance, stopping and starting to identify interesting performance aspects
    4. Live Q&A

    Video


    To join live: https://zoom.us/j/613542119

    • Friday, April 24, 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, FL 34698

    Event Cancelled

    Take Five Jazz Romantics - 100th birthdays

    Four very influential composers were born 100 years ago in 1920, giving us classics such Brubeck's “Take Five,” Khachaturian's "Adagio from Spartacus,” Arutiunian's “Concerto for Trumpet,” and Charlie Parker's numerous jazz songs. Indulge in tributes to the early 20th century crossover popularists!

    Free admission.

    Suggested donation $10 per person.

    Committed Members of the DMS may login to reserve seats in the front center rows (with a $5 donation per seat) up to 3 days before the performance.

    This event is for AUDIENCE registration only.
    DCB Performers should log in and register HERE

    • Tuesday, April 28, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

    Learn more about the repertoire performed by the Dunedin Concert Band in recent and upcoming concerts.

    In this episode:

    Symphonic Dances by Sergei Rachmaninov

    Best join us via zoom (download the app here), but we will also stream the workshop live to the Dunedin Concert Band's Facebook page.

    Schedule:

    1. Interesting facts about the composer
    2. Interesting facts about the composition
    3. Watch and listen to a video performance, stopping and starting to identify interesting performance aspects
    4. Live Q&A

    Video


    To join live: https://zoom.us/j/613542119

    • Tuesday, May 05, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

    Learn more about the repertoire performed by the Dunedin Concert Band in recent and upcoming concerts.

    In this episode:

    Concert for Trumpet  by Alexander Arutunian

    Best join us via zoom (download the app here), but we will also stream the workshop live to the Dunedin Concert Band's Facebook page.

    Schedule:

    1. Interesting facts about the composer
    2. Interesting facts about the composition
    3. Watch and listen to a video performance, stopping and starting to identify interesting performance aspects
    4. Live Q&A

    Video


    To join live: https://zoom.us/j/613542119

    • Tuesday, May 12, 2020
    • Tuesday, June 09, 2020
    • 5 sessions
    • Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, FL 34698
    • 58
    Register

    A full month of making live music with other adults (18-88).

    Any woodwind, brass, percussion or string instrument, any ability.

    Performance scheduled for Tuesday, June 9 at 6:15pm!

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED IN ORDER TO PERFORM

    Minimum of 15 performers - please encourage others to join you!

    Directed by Derek Currier

    • Tuesday, May 12, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

    Learn more about the repertoire performed by the Dunedin Concert Band in recent and upcoming concerts.

    In this episode:

    Let Freedom Ring by Kenny Bierschenk

    Best join us via zoom (download the app here), but we will also stream the workshop live to the Dunedin Concert Band's Facebook page.

    Schedule:

    1. Interesting facts about the composer
    2. Interesting facts about the composition
    3. Watch and listen to a video performance, stopping and starting to identify interesting performance aspects
    4. Live Q&A

    Video


    To join live: https://zoom.us/j/613542119

    • Saturday, May 16, 2020
    • Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation, 1134 Douglas Ave, Dunedin, FL 34698

    Event Cancelled

    Featuring the Rhythm Kings Jazz Orchestra


    • Tuesday, June 09, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM
    • Music Room, Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, FL 34698
    Register

    The next performance of the Pinellas Community Players!

    Whatever we are good at, we all started somewhere.

    It was through the encouragement of others that we found the motivation to keep going and share what we know and what we can do, to help make our world a better place to live.

    Be encouraging.

    Attend this performance of the Pinellas Community Players, and bring a friend with you :)

    Led by Derek Currier, this ensemble gives adults the opportunity to improve their skills on an instrument either new to them or from their youth.

    Free to attend.
    Freewill donations invited.


    • Sunday, June 14, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 3240 N McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33761
    Register

    This Is My Country

    A collection of patriotic anthems, ballads, and epics between our celebrations of those we lost defending our liberties and our independence from tyrannical rule.


    Free admission.

    Suggested donation $10 per person.

    Committed Members of the DMS may login to reserve seats in the front center rows (with a $5 donation per seat) up to 3 days before the performance.

    This event is for AUDIENCE registration only.
    DCB Performers should log in and register HERE

    • Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    • 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, FL 34698
    • 72
    Register

    2020 Reading Workshop 1


    Open to woodwind, brass and percussion players who want to keep their playing and reading skills active.

    Guest Conductor TBA

    Space is very limited and advance registration is strongly recommended. Please do not register if you do not intend to attend.

    Registration opens:

    • May 19 for DMS Committed Members
    • Jun 2 for Non-Members

    Each section of the band has an open number of seats available for registration, in order to maintain a balanced ensemble.

    If not all seats have been registered in advance, those seats may be made available to other sections immediately before the workshop begins.

    If you do not wish to register you may turn up on the day but must wait outside the Music Room until open seats have been identified, at approx 7pm. There is no guarantee you will be able to join in the workshop.

    • Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    • 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, FL 34698
    • 72
    Register

    2020 Reading Workshop 2


    Open to woodwind, brass and percussion players who want to keep their playing and reading skills active.

    Guest Conductor TBA

    Space is very limited and advance registration is strongly recommended. Please do not register if you do not intend to attend.

    Registration opens:

    • May 19 for DMS Committed Members
    • Jun 2 for Non-Members

    Each section of the band has an open number of seats available for registration, in order to maintain a balanced ensemble.

    If not all seats have been registered in advance, those seats may be made available to other sections immediately before the workshop begins.

    If you do not wish to register you may turn up on the day but must wait outside the Music Room until open seats have been identified, at approx 7pm. There is no guarantee you will be able to join in the workshop.

    • Tuesday, June 30, 2020
    • 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, FL 34698
    • 72
    Register

    2020 Reading Workshop 3


    Open to woodwind, brass and percussion players who want to keep their playing and reading skills active.

    Guest Conductor TBA

    Space is very limited and advance registration is strongly recommended. Please do not register if you do not intend to attend.

    Registration opens:

    • May 19 for DMS Committed Members
    • Jun 2 for Non-Members

    Each section of the band has an open number of seats available for registration, in order to maintain a balanced ensemble.

    If not all seats have been registered in advance, those seats may be made available to other sections immediately before the workshop begins.

    If you do not wish to register you may turn up on the day but must wait outside the Music Room until open seats have been identified, at approx 7pm. There is no guarantee you will be able to join in the workshop.

    • Monday, July 06, 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 10, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, FL 34698

    This music camp is designed for band students who are in band already or have at least 1 year of performance experience on their instruments.

    Campers will prepare for a concert the end of the week.

    Each day of camp is scheduled with warm ups, rehearsals, sectionals, and activities.

    Students will need to provide or rent their own instruments .

    Ages 9-13 or grades 5th-8th.

    Cost $150

    Attendees must register with the City of Dunedin Parks and Recreation Department. Registration website (available March).





    • Tuesday, July 07, 2020
    • 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, FL 34698
    • 72
    Register

    2020 Reading Workshop 4


    Open to woodwind, brass and percussion players who want to keep their playing and reading skills active.

    Guest Conductor TBA

    Space is very limited and advance registration is strongly recommended. Please do not register if you do not intend to attend.

    Registration opens:

    • May 19 for DMS Committed Members
    • Jun 2 for Non-Members

    Each section of the band has an open number of seats available for registration, in order to maintain a balanced ensemble.

    If not all seats have been registered in advance, those seats may be made available to other sections immediately before the workshop begins.

    If you do not wish to register you may turn up on the day but must wait outside the Music Room until open seats have been identified, at approx 7pm. There is no guarantee you will be able to join in the workshop.

    • Sunday, October 18, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, FL 34698
    Register

    Create a New Tradition

    Many big pieces of music come in small parts, and to continue what we started in our Fall concert last year, you are treated to the whole shebang as the composer intended. Our entire community gets to expand our musical prowess beyond the delightful little ditties we relish the rest of the year.


    This time around, you'll hear pieces like:

    • The Light Eternal
    • Highland Cathedral
    • Bonnie Black Isle
    • Symphonic Dances

    Free admission.
    Suggested donation $10 per person.
    Committed Members of the DMS may login and register to reserve seats in the front center rows (with a $5 donation per seat) up to 3 days before the performance.

    This event is for AUDIENCE registration only.
    DCB Performers should log in and register HERE

    • Sunday, December 20, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, FL 34698
    Register

    Walking in the Air

    Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and looking out the window. You see snow covered fields and the snowman you built the day before running around having the time of their life! Before you know it, together you are floating and soaring above the treetops on a trip of sweet imagination. Perhaps the world's favorite pencil animation, The Snowman features the lyrical song "Walking in the Air" - a wonderful dream world around which we can build a fabulous holiday concert for all the family.


    Treat yourself to these splendid pieces:

    • Walking in the Air
    • Suite from The Nutcracker, III. Waltz of the Sugar Plum Fairy 
    • Triumph of the Skies

    Free admission.
    Suggested donation $10 per person.
    Committed Members of the DMS may login and register to reserve seats in the front center rows (with a $5 donation per seat) up to 3 days before the performance.

    This event is for AUDIENCE registration only.
    DCB Performers should log in and register HERE

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