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Green Valley CPAC

Community Performing Arts Center

Welcome to the Green Valley Concert Band's 31st season! 2017-2018 is shaping up to be another exceptional concert season. Maestro John, has chosen the themes "Oh The Places You Can Go," "A Gift of Yuletide Music," "Salute The Defenders of America," ''Dancing Around The World" and "Broadway and Cinema Treasures." These themes are certain to offer something for every listener.

The band is going to be very busy in the community. In addition to the performances that you are accustomed to, there are several initiatives that will be front and center this year.

  1. Santa Cruz Honor's Band: April 23, 2017 marked the inaugural workshop and performance by the Santa Cruz Valley High School Honor Band. The Green Valley Concert band will again sponsor this annual event.
  2. Streaming Music: In an effort to continually improve the musical experience within our community, the band will stream our concerts into local assisted living facilities and selected venues along the U.S./Mexican border.
  3. Santa Cruz Valley Marching Band Contest: In collaboration with our local band directors and SUSD, a marching band contest is being sponsored that will provide our Sahuarita and Walden Grove High Schools with funds for their music programs. We will host 20-30 high school marching bands performing their shows in competition to qualify for the Arizona Band and Orchestra Director's Association State Marching Band Festival and Championships.
  4. Master's Classes: Several of our retired music educators, current band directors and former and current professional musicians will again travel to Rio Rico or Nogales, Arizona and volunteer their expertise to help students.

The Green Valley Concert Band is well on the way to becoming the Southwest's most respected all-volunteer concert band. It is our Family and Friend, Patron and Donor Triad that enables us. Again, many thanks to all of you for ensuring our success.

Donors: On behalf of the 85+ members of the Green Valley Concert Band, thank you for your generosity. It is your tremendous support that enables us to work within the community to foster the enjoyment of music and aid the development and growth of music education.

Patrons: “Our faithful fans gotta keep coming!” It is your attendance that motivates us to succeed. We are absolutely thrilled to perform to a packed auditorium.

Green Valley Concert Band, Family and Friends: I look forward to another fun-filled year of friendship and musical enjoyment. Thank you for sacrificing precious time to practice your parts, rehearse with the band, give amazing performances and complete the myriad tasks required to make the organization run.

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.

Cordially,

Tim Welch
President
Green Valley Concert Band