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COVID PROTOCOL FOR THIS CONCERT

The San Juan USD has seen an uptick in Covid cases surrounding social events.  Each audience member
will be asked to provide an email or phone number as they enter for contact tracing purposes.  As an audience member,
if you contract Covid before May 27th please contact our conductor Grant Parker at
parkerg@crc.losrios.edu

Thank you!

The Sacramento Concert Band

 

 

We are rehearsing NOW!    New members welcome!



Contact Membership Recruitment Chair Jill Somers for more information:

Jillyfrill@gmail.com 916.837.9722
 


ENJOY A BAND CONCERT!

While we can't currently rehearse or perform, there's no reason not to enjoy concert band music.  Check back as we periodically post online performances from some of our fine military ensembles.

Click on the photo icons or links below to go to the concerts.


 

Marine Band June 10th concert

Program and summer concert series information



Download the Exclusive Digital Album for free:
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John Williams & The President's Own


The President's Own United States Marine Band is now releasing their albums as digital downloads.  The first release of this series is a double album features composer John Williams guest conducting
the band during two live concerts recorded in 2003 and 2008.  The album can be downloaded, or watched on YouTube.  Click on the image or link above to go to the album.

“Sound the Bells”
The Cowboys
 Overture
Theme from JFK
Excerpts from Far and Away
Olympic Fanfare and Theme
Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra from Catch Me If You Can
Theme from Schindler’s List
Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark
“Adventures on Earth” from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
“Nimbus 2000” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Main Title from Star Wars
“The Mission Theme” from NBC News
The National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”
March from Superman
Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Suite from The Reivers
March from 1941
Liberty Fanfare
“Out to Sea/The Shark Cage Fugue” from Jaws
“The Adventures of Mutt” from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
“Harry’s Wondrous World” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Theme from The Sugarland Express
Tribute to George Lucas and Steven Spielberg
“The Tale of Viktor Navorski” from The Terminal
The Imperial March from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
BONUS: “For ‘The President’s Own’”

 


 

The Air Force Band of the Golden West
Armed Forces Day Concert, 2017
Captain Rafael F. Toro-Quiñones, Director

 

Liberty Fanfare - John Williams
Aces of the Air - Karl L. King
Blue Shades - Frank Ticheli
Rolling Thunder - Henry Fillmore
Dance of the Southern Lights - Eric Richards - Candy Chang, piccolo
Irish Tune From County Derry - Percy Aldridge Grainger
El Camino Real - Alfred Reed

Yankee Doodle - Morton Gould
In the Mood - Joe Garland (based on Tar Paper Stomp - Wingy Manone)
Popular & Defying Gravity from "Wicked" - Stephen Schwartz - Michelle McDougal, vocal
Art Is Calling for Me from "The Enchantress" - Victor Herbert - Michelle McDougal, soprano
Armed Services Medley - arr. Cray - Michelle McDougal, vocal
The Stars and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa
The Washington Post - John Philip Sousa
 


 
The President's Own - American Bandmaster's Association Conference, 2017
Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, Director

The full concert program and program notes from the above concert can be read here:   Program Notes

Opener
Calixa
Lavallée: O Canada
John Stafford Smith: The Star Spangled Banner
Dmitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture - Dr. Tim Rhea, conducting
Paul Dooley: Masks and Machines - 2016 Sousa/ABA/Ostwald Composition Award
Peter Meechan: Song of Hope - Ray Anthony, Trumpet; Dr. Terry Austin, Conductor
ENCORE:  Anthony DiLorenzo: Trumpets on Parade
Robert Buckley: Undercurrents - Capt Matthew Clark, Director, Royal Canadian Air Force Band, conducting
John Mackey: The Frozen Cathedral - Dr. John Locke, conducting

Offenbach/Bourgeois: Overture to Voyage to the Moon - Col. John Bourgeois (ret), Conductor
Mark Camphouse: Illuminations - Capt. Rhyan J Nowlin, conducting
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel - MSgt Kevin Bennear, baritone; Capt. Ryan J. Nowlin, conducting
Arturo Márquez: Danzon No. 2 - Dr. Paula Crider, conducting
Karel Husa: Persistent Belles from Les Couleurs faubes
James Stephenson: Shouts and Murmurs (from Symphony No. 2 "Voices")
arr. Thomas Knox: A Salute to the Armed Forces of the United States
John Philip Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever - Gary Smith, conducting

 


 
The President's Own - DeMeij: Lord of the Rings - Mahler: Symphony No. 3

Program notes from the above concert can be read here:   Program Notes

Danish composer Johan De Meij (b. 1953) won the Sudler International Wind Band Composition Competition in 1989 for his Symphony No. 1 "The Lord of the Rings" which are based on the Tolkien trilogy of books of the same name.  This performance under the composer's baton was recorded in March of 2018, 30 years after it's Brussels première. The second half of the concert is the complete first movement and finale from the last movement of Gustav Mahler's Third Symphony.  The President's Own is under the direction of Musical Director, Colonel Jason K. Fettig. 

The Sacramento Concert Band has performed movements 1 and V of the "Lord of the Ring" and the Finale from Mahler's Third Symphony.

 

 



 


 

Holiday Concerts

US Air Force Band - "Spirit of the Season" 2018

US Air Force Band - "Spirit of the Season" 2017

US Air Force Band - "Season of Hope" 2020

West Point Band 2016

The President's Own at Wolftrap

US Air Force Band of the West "Holiday in Blue" 2020

US Air Force Band of the West "Holiday in Blue" 2019

 


ABOUT US

The Sacramento Concert Band is sponsored by the San Juan School District and is composed of adult members of the community who enjoy playing and performing in the Sacramento area. The band was formed in 1969 and is known for the quality of its performances and for playing a wide variety of concert band music. There are more than 50 musicians in the band ranging in age from 25 to 93. Some of the musicians have been with the band since it was formed; others have played for many years and some new members join each year.

 


Music Director Grant Parker is recently retired from the music department at Cosumnes River College where he taught Concert Band, Brass Choir, Music History, Introduction to Music, History of Jazz, Music Theory and Applied Music. He has conducted the Sacramento Concert Band since 1990 and says that, "Nothing pleases the musicians more than having a large enthusiastic audience."

For a listing of our scheduled concerts, visit our Upcoming Events page.

Visit the History of Our Band page to learn about the origin of the band and the band's conductors over the years.

A complete listing of the current band members can be found on the Musicians page.

Photos of the band can be found on the Photos page.

The Members' Page provides pertinent information for the band members.
 


If you play or have played an instrument, we welcome you to our rehearsals. Some of our band members hadn't played for 30 years before returning to their love of playing music. Some members are still in college or recently graduated and find the band to be an opportunity to continue playing. Whatever your musical situation is, if you would like to play with a community concert band, please contact us.

We rehearse every Monday evening from 7:15 to 9:30 during the school year. Rehearsals are at Rio Americano High School, 4540 American River Dr, Sacramento. We typically perform 3 major concerts a year; one in December, one in late spring and at the Carmichael Park Band Festival each June.

For more information, contact either of the following:

Jill Somers, President, Sacramento Concert Band Council, Jillyfrill@gmail.com 916.837.9722

Grant Parker, Music Director parkerg@crc.losrios.edu


 

The Sacramento Concert Band is an adult education class of the member of the San Juan Unified School District, is a member of The Sacramento Valley Symphonic Band Association and the Association of Concert Bands.  

Grant Parker, Director

Jill Somers, Council President

Grant Parker, Website Updates