How can you become a member of the LCCB? Come to a rehearsal! You might think that, since you haven’t played your horn in a while, you can’t pick it up again. Not so! Bring your instrument to a rehearsal (see calendar page) and we’ll set you up with music so that you can give it a try and see if the LCCB is right for you.
We believe that the LCCB is for everyone’s enjoyment, and we don’t require auditions to participate. High school students are welcome to participate with permission of the director and/or board.
The LCCB is a not-for-profit organization and depends solely on donations and ticket sales to cover our expenses: rental of rehearsal and concert space, purchase of music, funding of our scholarship program, and so on. We ask that members pay yearly dues of $35.00. Students are exempt. Please note that monetary donations are tax deductible.
So that the ensemble may get the most out of rehearsal, please give yourself enough time to put your instrument together, warm up, and get settled before the official start time. Chairs and stands are provided at rehearsals, except summer (see below).
A word about talking during rehearsal: don’t (please). We love to catch up with our LCCB friends, but please save chatting for break time. We have limited time together and need to give our conductor our full attention.
If you take home music, PLEASE bring it back. You are welcome to leave your folder at rehearsal with someone else in your section or with the director, if you aren’t sure if you will attend the next time. You can also drop your music at the Howell District Library to band secretary Sue Neff if something comes up. It’s unfortunate when the band cannot play a piece because one critical part is missing.
From September to May, there are generally four concerts: fall, holiday, winter, and pops. Leading up to each concert is a series of 6-8 rehearsals. Attendance is taken at each rehearsal so that the Concert Program can correctly credit the players participating and so that we have the most current names in case of an emergency. For the integrity of our performances, we ask that players attend at least 4 rehearsals leading up to a concert. Rehearsals are held at Highlander Way Middle School in Howell on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:30pm. Chairs and stands are provided.
Concert dress is black or dark suit with white shirt and dark tie for gentlemen and all black for women.
Most rehearsals and all performances during the summer season take place outdoors. With that in mind, you will need a stand, chair, and something to keep your music from blowing away (clothes pins, plexiglas sheet, wind clips). It’s not a bad idea to bring bug spray, sunscreen, and sunglasses as well. Most rehearsals are held at the Mill Pond Gazebo in Brighton on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm. Check the calendar page for details.
Summer concert dress is a light blue band logo polo shirt (or your own light blue shirt) and dark pants or shorts. Shirts are available for $20 or from Kensington Valley Varsity in Brighton.
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