Rehearsal Schedule

The Fall Rehearsal Schedule is partially complete,
we are waiting to finalize the last concert date.

  • Monday September 8th @ 7:00 PM, Harvest Baptist Church
  • Monday September 15th @ 7:00 PM, Harvest Baptist Church
  • Monday September 22nd @ 7:00 PM, Harvest Baptist Church
  • Monday September 29th @ 7:00 PM, Harvest Baptist Church
  • Monday October 6th @ 7:00 PM, Harvest Baptist Church
  • Monday October 13th @ 7:00 PM, Harvest Baptist Church
  • CONCERT: Saturday October 18th @ 7:00 PM, Nevin Platt Middle School

Rehearsal's are typically held at Harvest Baptist Church in Boulder, CO

7493 Old Mill Trail
Boulder, CO
80301

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To see a description of dues owed by Boulder Concert Band members and to pay your dues online, visit our dues page

PURPOSE
The Boulder Concert Band (BCB), was formed with the aim of bringing to the Boulder area a community based symphonic band for the following purposes:

1) To provide a continuing musical experience for adults.
2) To provide a source of concert band music for the benefit of the community and for the benefit of the participants.
3) To encourage excellence through individual and group performance.
4) The aim is to provide diversified programs or events which offer cultural opportunities to the community.

JOIN THE BAND
Anyone who is eligible for membership (see below) can join the band following an audition. If you would like to audition for the band, send an e-mail to boulderconcertband@hotmail.com and let us know! Prospective new members are encouraged to attend an orientation session before our first rehearsal in the fall. See Rehearsal Schedule. This is an opportunity to meet the conductor and to learn about the audition process. A brief audition with the section principal and the conductor will be held at a subsequent rehearsal. Has it been a while since you have played? Consider starting out during our summer session which is a more relaxed atmosphere.

REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES
The Boulder Concert Band rehearses generally on Monday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. See Rehearsal Schedule for times and location. Performances take place at a variety of locations around Boulder County.

COMMUNICATIONS
A private Yahoo Groups has been setup that anyone in the band can use to send e-mail to the entire band using one e-mail address.

To join the group send an e-mail to the following address:
Boulder_Concert_Band_Musicians-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
To post a message to the group send an e-mail to the following address:
Boulder_Concert_Band_Musicians@yahoogroups.com
To remove youself from the group send an e-mail to the following address:
Boulder_Concert_Band_Musicians-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

MEMBERSHIP
Active members of the BCB are drawn from the community at large. To be a member in good standing one must be at least 18 years of age or older (unless approved by the conductor and the board). There are three types of membership:

Active-Dues paying members in good standing who attend a majority of the rehearsals and performances during a concert season. Active members may hold office, serve on committees and take an active part in all business and social affairs of the BCB.
Inactive-Members who, for personal or professional reasons, do not meet at least one of the two criteria for being an active member. Inactive members may not be able to participate in the activities and membership of the BCB.
Honorary-Members who are non dues paying personnel who are generally recognized as outstanding in their field, or have performed an outstanding service for the BCB. It is not necessary for an honorary member to posses any qualifications as a musician.

DUES
Members shall pay membership dues of $60.00 per year. Dues shall be paid in full to the treasurer of the BCB no later than September 30 each year. Members playing only in the summer shall pay dues of $20.00, payable by the first summer concert. All members shall be entitled to a membership certificate provided by the BCB treasurer in exchange for the membership dues payment. The Board of Directors may waive the dues requirement with regard to individual members upon good cause shown.

ATTENDANCE
Regular attendance at rehearsals and concerts is essential to quality ensemble music. If you are unable to attend a rehearsal for any reason, please call your section representative and explain the reason you are unable to attend. No more than three rehearsal can be missed in a concert cycle. If you should have to miss more than three rehearsals, it will be the responsibility of your section representative to notify the conductor who will then decide if you will be permitted to perform the concert in that cycle. Rehearsals are from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Christian Church, 95th and Niwot Rd.

CONCERT ATTIRE
Arrival times for concerts are set expecting you to be in place ready to play before the concert. Important information, warm-up, tune-up and details will be given. Formal concert attire is:

Winter Season

• Women - Long black skirts or slacks, long sleeve black tops.
• Men - Black suits or tuxedo with white shirt and black bow tie.

Summer Season

• Summer Band shirts with tan pants/shorts.

SECTION PRINCIPALS
Each section of the band will have a principal player with primary responsibility for performing solo parts. Principals are expected to perform at all concerts during the winter season. Principals also will work with the conductor to audition new musicians interested in joining the band. Most sections have demonstrated that they can negotiate prinicple player positions and the rest of the section heirarchy themselves. Contact the conductor or a board member if a third part evalaution is needed.

CONSTITUTION OF THE BAND (View)