NWBANDFEST 2020 March 7, 2020

The Beaverton Community Band and Rex Putnam High School Band host the Northwest Band Festival on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Rex Putnam High School, 4950 SE Roethe Road, Milwaukie, OR.

BEAVERTON, Oregon – The Beaverton Community Band and the Rex Putnam High School Band once again are partnering to bring seven Portland- and Vancouver-area community bands together for NWBandFest2020 ( NWBandFest.org ) on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Doors open at 9:00 A.M., with the first performance beginning at 10:00 A.M.

This year’s festival features a variety of experiences. Clinician Michael Burch-Pesses, DMA, will lead several of the participating bands through a live rehearsal. A former bandmaster in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Burch-Pesses has conducted bands throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has served as conductor and music director of the Oregon Symphonic Band since 1998 and is President of the Oregon Band Directors Association. Clinic pieces will be listed prior to the event so that audience members can follow along with Dr. Burch-Pesses as he interprets the selections.

In addition to the clinics, NWBandFest2020 will include full ensemble performances by participating bands, as well as performances by smaller ensembles from the Beaverton Community Band, Vancouver Community Concert Band, and Portland Metro Concert Band. There will be raffles throughout the day to benefit the Rex Putnam High School music programs, and local music vendors will be on hand.

Participating bands represent Northwest communities and are committed to exposing others to great band music. NWBandFest2020 performing ensembles and tentative performance times are:

  • 10:15 A.M. Clackamas Community Band, Clackamas, OR
  • *11:00 A.M. Second Winds Community Band, McMinnville, OR
  • 12:00 P.M. Beaverton Community Band, Beaverton, OR
  • *12:45 P.M. Vancouver Community Concert Band, Vancouver, WA
  • 1:45 P.M. Rose City Wind Symphony, Portland, OR
  • *2:30 P.M. Portland Metro Concert Band, Portland, OR
  • 3:45 P.M. Rex Putnam High School Wind Ensemble, Milwaukie, OR

*denotes clinic band

Saturday, March 7, 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Donation: Adults $5.
Students K-12 free.

The Beaverton Community Band has performed for the Beaverton community for over 30 years. Other upcoming performances include: Winter Concert, Village Church, March 22, 2020, 3:00 P.M. Spring Concert, Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ, June 7, 2020, 3:00 P.M.

Music from Across the Pacific Concert March 22, 2020

The Beaverton Community Band will present its Winter Concert, “Music From Across The Pacific,” at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 22, 2020.

NEW LOCATION! The 2020 Winter Concert will be held at Village Church, 330 SW Murray Boulevard, Beaverton, OR.

BEAVERTON, Oregon – The Beaverton Community Band presents its Winter Concert on March 22nd. This year’s theme is “Music From Across The Pacific,” and features a variety of pieces written or influenced by Asian, Australian, and other Pacific cultures and composers.

From Korea to Japan to New Zealand, marches to medleys, the Winter Concert showcases a wide variety of music sure to please all listeners. It includes marches by John Philip Sousa (“Mikado March”) and Alex Lithgow (“Invercargill March”), pieces exhibiting variations on traditional themes from Korea (John Barnes Chance’s “Variations on a Korean Folk Song”) and China (an arrangement of “Fantasy on a Chinese Theme” by Beaverton Community Band alumnus Richard Brown), and arrangements of popular music from “Miss Saigon” and “South Pacific.”

Whether written by composers from Pacific nations or inspired by Pacific cultures, the pieces performed at the Winter Concert all pay homage to the great historic and artistic traditions from those regions which have contributed to the repertoire of American concert bands.

Sunday, March 22nd, 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M

NEW LOCATION! Village Church, 330 SW Murray Boulevard, Beaverton, OR Admission: Free. Donations will be accepted to help defray the band’s costs.

The Beaverton Community Band has performed for the Beaverton community for over 30 years. The Winter Concert is the second concert in the band’s season, and will be followed by a Spring Concert on June 7, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. at Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ, as well as several concerts in the park.