All Band Members
Please bring your band folder
or any music you have from
last year to this rehearsal.
All Band Rehearsal are
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bedford Middle School
88 North Avenue, Westport.
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Concert - May 18th
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~Updated May 12, 2019
WESTPORT COMMUNITY BAND CONTACT
email address -
Webmaster - N. Jordan
Westport Community Band is a
Hi all -
1) Great concert Friday! Please be sure to thank all the folks who pitched in, especially Lisa Brodlie, Dennis Hyde and Mike Strange for organizing; Anastasia Gussen for creating the programs; Bill Elias for printing them, all of you who helped to set and reset the stage; the friends and family that manned the tables afterwards...and everyone else who helped out!
2) Trombones needed!! (other instruments too!!) - Memorial Day is close at hand and we really need a few trombones - as well as additional folks across every section. Please be sure to put your name on the signup sheet Monday!
3) Levitt Pavilion date - It's confirmed...we will be performing at the Levitt Pavilion on Tuesday, July 9th. Mark your calendars and tell your friends!
See you tomorrow!
Arrive at 8:00 am
Riverside Avenue, Westport
The uniform is a pith helmet, white uniform shirt, red band jackets (if it is cold enough for jackets), red webbed belt, khaki-colored pants, and white shoes (sneakers). You will need a lyre - you can borrow one if you don’t have one.
Our Band will be near the beginning of the Westport Town Parade. We will assemble in the parking lot of the school at 170 Riverside Avenue.
The Parade begins promptly at 9 a.m. We are the escort band for the Veterans, the VFW and the American Legion. The parade route is the same every year, taking us north on Riverside to Route 1, over the Post Road Bridge on Route 1, and left onto Myrtle Ave.
At the Town Hall Reviewing Stand, we perform a “split”. Our Band separates into two lines on opposite sides of the road, and the Drum Majorette accompanies the veterans through our lines, while we play a salute to them. We then re-form our ranks, and the parade ends in approximately 3 blocks.
The uniform is a pith helmet, white uniform shirt, red band jackets (if it is cold enough for jackets), red webbed belt, khaki-colored pants, and white shoes (sneakers). You will need a lyre - you can borrow one from me if you don’t have one.
This year we will play Semper Fidelis while moving and Anchors Aweigh at the reviewing stand. There are many marchers and vehicles all arriving at the same time for this parade, so I recommend arriving early – no later than 8 a.m.
This is a rain or shine event. If rain threatens, bring a rain jacket. Of course we understand that some instruments cannot be risked out in rainy weather. Come anyway and I’ll give you a drum!
For severe rain, the parade might be cancelled. If the parade is canceled due to extreme weather conditions, please call the Parks & Recreation cancellation line (203)341-5074 or visit at www.westportrecreation.com.
Announcements will also be made on WICC 600 AM radio.
Thank you for being a part of this great tradition! The Westport Community Band has been in every Memorial Day parade since
Report time: as close to 6:00 pm as possible.
Downbeat 7:00 pm
Casual Uniform: Polo WCB white shirts, tan slacks/skirts, red webbed belt, white shoes
Bring stands/ stand lights if desired
Don't forget bug spray!
Levitt Pavilion, 40 Jesup Road, Westport, CT
In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to Saugatuck Elementary School
PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL!!
Saugatuck Elementary School, 170 Riverside Avenue, Westport. Directions
Tribute to Dale Beatty
Founder of Purple Heart Homes
Video by William Elias