BCB Winter Concert

The Beaverton Community Band (Martin Sobelman, Conductor) will hold its Winter / Family Concert, Birds, Bees, and Tubas – Featuring the “Stars” Within Us on Sunday, March 17th, 2024, at 3:00 P.M. at the Jesuit High School Performing Arts Center, 9000 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR.

Beaverton Community Band proudly presents a lively collection of music for all ages featuring soloists from within the band family. The concert will feature alto saxophone soloist Jacob Mertz on Flight of the Bumblebee by Rimsky-Korsakoff. Clarinetist Carrie Reeber and accordionist Kathy Grambsch will pair up for John Williams’ Viktor’s Tale, which was featured in the Steven Spielberg film The Terminal.

Additionally, Carter Webber, tuba, will be joined by narrator Hale Thornburgh on Tubby the Tuba by George Kleinsinger. The piece follows Tubby the Tuba from his tired life of playing only the bass line, to Tubby making friends with a frog who teaches him a melody. With the frog’s help, Tubby plays a solo! Harmonica Wizard by the march king John Phillip Sousa will feature Damien Masterson as our soloist. Our concert stars are rounded out with Maia Hollander-Leiste on cello and Judy Krohn on harp for The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens.

The BCB Saxophone Quartet way play a variety of spring and Irish-theme pieces before the concert.

Intermission will include an instrument ‘petting zoo’ for children young and old to familiarize themselves with band instruments.

Admission: Adults: $15, Senior/Veteran: $10, Students under 12: free, Family of 4: $30
Tickets are available for purchase at the performance or in advance online at https://www.beavertoncommunityband.org/performances/.

For over 40 years, the Beaverton Community Band has shared its music, making it the oldest standing community band in Washington County, Oregon. The Beaverton Community Band keeps the long-standing community wind band tradition alive through diverse local performances and by fostering the next generation of musicians through music education. The band’s members volunteer their time to support music educators throughout the Beaverton School District to encourage beginning musicians and build a vibrant arts community. Visit www.beavertoncommunityband.org for more information.

This concert is funded in part by a grant from the City of Beaverton Arts Program, a strong supporter of Arts and Cultural events in the community.

The Beaverton Community Band is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a proud member of the Beaverton Chamber of Commerce.