THE VILLAGES CLARINET CONNEXION
is made up of Bb Clarinets and Bass Clarinets which perform regularly
around The Villages at various venues such as Club Meeting,
Community Events, Church Performances, and other Special
Events throughout the area.
Membership is open to all Villages Residents with prior experience
in playing and preforming Bb Clarinets and Bass Clarinets.
Rehearsals are Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
at the Laurel Manor Recreation Center.
To book a performance or further information contact, Ward Green
Monday 5 to 6:30pm, Laurel Manor Rec Ctr
Ward Green 352-348-3398
VILLAGES COMBINED CONCERT BANDS
A PATRIOTIC SPECTACULAR
SAVANNAH RECREATION CENTER
Monday July 3, 3 and 7pm
Each year about 100 volunteer musicians from the Bands of the Villages combine their talents to produce a rousing musical celebration of our great nation. The rehearsals for the concert are shared by conductors John Stranges and Jean Butler. Shortly before the event, they will pass the baton to Maestro Anthony J. Maillo to direct the band.
Guest conductor Maillo is a nationally acclaimed musician who publicly
says he can not live without music. The maestro is a professor of music at George Mason’s Dewberry School of Music. He is quoted as saying ,“It (music) is essential to my mental and physical well-being” and “sharing it with others is a gift and a blessing”. Professor Maillo has made many appearances both nationally and abroad conducting music festivals, adjudicating ensembles and presenting clinics, lectures and workshops.
The highlights of this year’s concert include “America the Beautiful”,
“Hymn to the Fallen”, “Band of Brothers”, and other favorite patriotic classics such as the “Armed Forces Salute”. When their service song is played, those with military careers are invited to rise to their feet and be recognized. In anticipation, those who desire are invited to wear caps signifying their branch of service.
A large portion of proceeds from the concert will go to the Fisher House located on the campus of Tampa’s Veterans’ hospital. The hotel facility is where families of hospitalized veterans are able to stay free of charge.
The Tampa Veterans hospital is designated as one of several of their
trauma centers. This means the hospital treats some of the most severely injured active duty and veteran patients in the country.
Put on your red, white, and blue and join us to enjoy the band’s annual patriotic concert tradition - The $20.00 tickets are available through the Entertainment Box Offices or via The Villages Box Office Online. The online source makes it possible for Villages residents and non-residents to order tickets anytime and anywhere! Concert tickets can be accessed at www.thevillagesentertainment.com.
The Villages Concert Band
is active in the area, supporting groups and organizations with the
funds from all concerts.
Jean Butler, the conductor
of The Villages Concert
Band has built a great musical organization here
in The Villages that approaches every playing opportunity with tremendous professionalism. Interested
in becoming a part of The Villages Concert Band?
Jean Butler at email@example.com
Attendance Policy for playing a Concert
As we continue grow
in quality of performance
and quantity of members
it is imperative to have full attendance at rehearsals.
We all know that there are very good reasons why people are not able to attend every rehearsal
and those reasons are respected; however, the following guidelines have been established to insure the highest level of performance that we
can possibly achieve.
Ways to Improve Practice Time
THE VILLAGES CLARINET CONNEXION CALENDAR
Clarinet Connexion Rehearsal Info
Connexion Concerts 2023-2024