To all BCB Supporters…
Earlier we stated we would take the lead that Village Church, Oregon Health Authority, government advisories, and the CDC recommends in response to this virus to minimize its transmission.
This week in a streamed news conference Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced that all public gatherings and events with over 250 people for the next four weeks have been canceled in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
As a result, Beaverton Community Band is cancelling the concert scheduled for March 22nd and all rehearsals for the given future. We are dependent on our venues and both Jesuit high School and Beaverton School District have issued a reduction in activities in their facilities. We thank you for your support of our efforts to prepare for this concert and encourage you to let your friends and relatives know of its cancellation.
I encourage you to go to the Beaverton Community Band YouTube channel to see us perform at NW Bandfest this last weekend. We performed a partial list of the concert pieces we were to play in the cancelled concert. you can see it at: https://youtu.be/p5K0Ykpf2LI
We encourage you to stay informed via local and government agencies some of which are here:
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
The Oregon Health Authority
World Health Organization
Village Church COVID-19 Response
Thank you again for your support of Beaverton Community Band and we hope to see you at our next concert.
President, Beaverton Community Band
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.