Welcome to the Green Valley Concert Band's 30th season! This year promises to be the most ambitious concert season ever. This year's themes "The Wild Wild West," "A Winter Holiday International Festival," "Champions Of American Music: Sousa, Gershwin, And More!," "Rodeo Roundup: Best Loved Music Of The Wild West!" and "Down The Mississippi and All That Jazz," offer something for all listeners.
The 2016 - 2017 signature concert will feature guest conductor and composer Dr. Frank Ticheli. Frank's music is well known to concert band enthusiasts. Arguably, the hottest composer of band music today, his compositions are easily recognized. "An American Elegy," written after the Columbine massacre, "Loch Lomond" and the beautiful choral piece "There Will Be Rest" (arranged for concert band) are just three of his works that have become band standards. While here, Frank will also spend an afternoon conducting an Honors Band comprised of high school students from the Santa Cruz Valley.
It's going to be a very busy concert season. "Horns Across The Border," the band's bienial trip to perform in Nogales, Sonora is scheduled for December. And, because of the overwhelming success of the inaugural program this spring, the band will again travel to Rio Rico or Nogales, Arizona to teach Master Classes to young musicians.
If you are a musician and wish to join the Green Valley Concert Band, please contact us. We will refer you to the appropriate section leader for audition and placement.
To the Green Valley Concert Band: Thank you for again trusting me to lead this wonderful organization. As a friend commented a while back; "I am a band enthusiast and Green Valley has one of the best in the country."
To Earl Raines, President Emeritus: Thank you for turning over such a high-performing organization. Under your capable leadership the band has blossomed in every area. I look forward to the challenge of continuing to improve the band in every way.
To our faithful fans: On behalf of the 85 members of the Green Valley Concert Band, thank you for your generosity last season. It is your support, in the form of attendance and charitable donations, that makes our success possible.