Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The band unveils a new bass drum at its "Let It Spring" free concert April 21.
The Farmington Community Band's April 21 free concert ushers in spring with a big boom, thanks to a new bass drum. “Let It Spring!” begins at 3 p.m. in the Harrison High School auditorium. The 80-piece band, under the direction of Damien Crutcher, is in its 47th season. The bass drum was purchased with money donated from the estate of the late Dr. Al Frank, who was a dedicated member of the band for over 40 years. The concert program is designed to show it off. After the concert the public is invited to attend a special reception in memory of Dr. Frank, to meet FCB musicians and to see the cool new bass drum up close. Admission is free. Learn more at fcbmusic.org or on the band's Facebook page. Source: Farmington Community Band press …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Comment by noon for chance to see Farmington Community Band and others perform at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center March 10.
If you love the Farmington Community Band, today is your last chance to win tickets to their next performance. The band will perform in the Motor City Brass Band's Festival of Bands, held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, at the Michael Guido Theater in the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. The concert will include performances by MCBB, Birmingham Concert Band, Oakland University Brass Band, and West Michigan Concert Winds, along with a finale performance featuring more than 200 musicians. Patch has partnered with the Motor City Brass Band to give away 15 pairs of tickets to the show, and you have to enter by noon. Find out how to enter here: Contest: Share Your Love of Local Art, Win Tickets to the Festival of Bands.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Enjoy music until midnight, cocktails and a buffet dinner at Glen Oaks Country Club.
Thursday, January 17
The Farmington Community Band Valentine Dinner Dance provides an opportunity for fans of music made famous by Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and other renowned band leaders to celebrate the romantic holiday in style. Tickets on sale now for the Feb. 15 event at Glen Oaks Country Club. The evening includes a cash bar and lavish buffet dinner, along with music until midnight, provided by the 20-piece FCB Big Band. Tables of eight or 10 are available, along with individual tickets, and they must be purchased in advance. To reserve yours, call 734-261-2202, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.fcbmusic.org/current/valentines_order.phtml. Source: Farmington Community Band press release
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Enjoy an afternoon of music Dec. 9 with the full band, as well as the 20-piece FCB Big Band.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Get in the holiday spirit with Farmington Community Band's “The Holiday Show”, presented Dec. 9, 3 p.m., at the Harrison High School Auditorium. Enjoy an afternoon of great musical entertainment featuring the 90-piece concert Band, under the direction of Damien Crutcher. They'll perform a rich collection of concert band classics and holiday themes, including such classics as Percy Granger’s “Lincolnshire Posy” and Leroy Anderson‘s “Sleigh Ride”. At intermission, the swingin’ 20-piece FCB Big Band will perform a vibrant collection of jazzy, holiday standards. As with all Farmington Community Band concerts, admission is free. Based at Harrison High, the Farmington Community Band music organization includes over 100 people participating in …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Downtown Farmington merchants will host their annual trick-or-treat event on Oct. 27.
Looking for Halloween fun in Farmington and Farmington Hills? We've compiled a list of local events happening over the next few weeks: Halloween Late Skate BonaVenture Skating Center, Oct. 19, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Admission includes pizza, pop, games and prizes. There will be a costume contest. For more information and ticket prices, visit bonaventureskate.com. Halloween Story Time, Main Library, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. Dress in costume if you like for this evening of songs, rhymes and activities. Registration is required at farmlib.org or call 248-848-4315 for more information. "TRUNK or TREAT" Fundraiser for John Paul Secondary School in Uganda, St. Fabian Catholic Church, Oct. 26, 6 p.m. Decorate your vehicle and come dressed up (no scary costumes, …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The FCB Big Band will play jazz and swing favorites at the Costick Center.
Tonight's free FCB Big Band concert, slated for Heritage Park, has been moved to the Costick Center on 11 Mile, east of Middlebelt, in Farmington Hills. Cultural Arts Coordinator Nancy Coumoundouros said predictions of thunderstorms later tonight led to the decision to head indoors. The FCB Big Band is a select group of musicians from the Farmington Community Band who perform a wide variety of old-time jazz favorites, along with lively introductions, and vocal and instrumental solos. For more information, call the Farmington Hills Cultural Arts Division at 248-473-1856.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
A Family Fun concert in Farmington's Riley Park features The Earth Angels.
There's a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms today and a 40 percent chance tonight, according to the National Weather Service. Look for a high around 87 and low tonight around 74. Learn more about Victorian lifestyle and Michigan's only three-term governor Fred M. Warner by taking a docent-led tour at the Mansion today, between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. The city-owned museum is located on Grand River, west of Farmington Road, in Farmington. Admission is $3. The Earth Angels perform in downtown Farmington today, 7 p.m., at the Walter E. Sundquist Farmington Pavilion and Riley Park. If the forecast of rain holds, the concert moves to the Farmington Community Library Farmington branch. The call will be made by 5:30 p.m. today. Call 248-553-0300 …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The free 7 p.m. concerts continue through August in Heritage Park, featuring everything from jazz to blues and 1960s rock 'n' roll.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Farmington Community Band kicks off this year's "Stars in the Park" free concert series Thursday, June 21 in Farmington Hills. The accomplished band with over 80 members plays a wide variety of music from pop to jazz to a touch of classical. All concerts are sponsored by Mercedes Benz Financial Services of Farmington Hills, start at 7 p.m. and end around 8:30 p.m. Concert goers are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic dinner. There are no concerts on July 5 or July 19; here's the rest of the season: June 28 Lookin’ Back: An exciting tribute to Bob Seger plus a rock 'n’ roll retrospective July 12 Shout: Michigan’s premier Beatles tribute band July 26 FCB Big Band: Jazz and swing favorites from the past, with …
Monday, March 5, 2012
The Farmington Community Band performs tonight with the Farmington High School symphony orchestra.
There's a full evening of activities in Farmington and Farmington Hills, including local government meetings and an intergenerational concert. Here's what else you should know today: The sun will shine today, but temperatures will stay below freezing. The National Weather Service predicts a high of 29 and a low tonight of 24. At 7:30 p.m. today, the Farmington High School symphony band and the Farmington Community Band combine on the FHS stage. The groups will perform separately and then combine on stage for a big finale. A program is published on the FCB website. Officials will meet in a study session at 6 p.m. today in the city hall community room to talk about "City Council Live" cable audience participation, council access to …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Both ensembles will play separately, then combine for a big finale.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Join the Farmington High School Symphony Band and the Farmington Community Band (FCB) as they combine on stage to celebrate a lifetime of music education on Monday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Farmington High auditorium. The FHS Symphony Band, under the direction of Michael Steele, and the 90-piece FCB Concert Band, under the direction of Damien Crutcher, will perform separately and then combine on stage for a big finale. All music students and their families are encouraged to attend this special event. For more information, visit fhsmusic.org.