Summer Pops Concert – Tuesday July 23rd

Join the Walnut Creek Concert Band as we close out our summer season with some amazing and awesome music! The feature of the concert will be world-renowned trumpet player Bijon Watson who will be performing some amazing pieces with the band. The band will also perform some favorites, and some patriotic surprises! It promises to be a great night for all!

Tickets are available at the Lesher Center Box Office, online at https://lesherartscenter.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1044

or you can also call the box office at (925) 943 SHOW (7469)

Use the code “BAND FAN” for 2 for 1 tickets!

Marche Madness – Tuesday March 19th, 7:30pm

Put away your office pools and brackets, this isn’t the March Madness you are thinking of! This concert will revolve around the diversity of the March form of music.

Join the Walnut Creek Concert Band under the direction of Musical Director Harvey Benstein and Assistant conductor Lauren Gibson as we present this amazing Spring concert that will show the different styles of marches that have made music unique.

Featuring works by Holst, Hindemuth, Mackey, Barber, Bernstein, to name a few.

Joining the festivities as guest conductors is Dr. Matthew Sadowski who is the director of bands at the University of California at Berkeley, and as a very special guest will be David Betancourt conducting his special piece “Hope Rising”

Also joining the band to play a piece is the Saxophone Quartet “Quartet Redacted” from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA, as a tribute to their late director, Dr. Eric Hammer.

This concert is being dedicated to Willam “Bud” Brickell, who was a charter member of the band serving the band as both a band member, and in other capacities.

Tickets are available at the Lesher Center Box Office, and students are free with the code phrase “Band Fan”.

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2018 Holiday Concert

Please join us for a wonderful kick off into the Christmas Season  with a fantastic program, under the direction of Harvey Benstein

with assistant director, Lauren Gibson.

Music by Bernstein, Rutter, Anderson, Holst, Mackey, Bulla and many of your Holiday Favorites. Guest ensemble is the Campolindo Chamber Singers

conducted by Mark Roberts.

Music for the entire family!
Special discounts through the Lesher Box Office. Use code: Band Fan to buy one ticket and get one free and/or Free student tickets

Please welcome our new Asst. Conductor Lauren Gibson

Lauren is currently the Instrumental Music Director at Acalanes High School in Walnut Creek, California. She directs five ensembles including three bands, orchestra and jazz band. In addition, she directs the Pep Band at football games and community events. Before this year, she was a Graduate Assistant at University of the Pacific and earned her Masters of Music Education.  She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Montana in Flute Performance and Music Education after which she taught General Music Education for four years in Seattle, Washington.

 

City of Walnut Creek Memorial Day Ceremony

 

Plan to spend part of your Memorial Day at Civic Park in Walnut Creek for the City’s 30th annual tribute to the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country.  The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m., with opening remarks from Mayor Justin Wedel.  Reverend Dwane Michael will give the invocation and blessing.

Author Carrie Pepper will provide the keynote address.   Her book, “Missing on Hill 700,” is a compelling story of love and loss surrounding the disappearance of her brother, Marine PFC Tony Pepper, during the Tet Offensive in Vietnam.

The Walnut Creek Concert Band will provide music, and the Pleasant Hill Army Recruiting Team will present the colors and close the ceremony with the traditional laying of the wreath at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in front of City Hall.  Light refreshments will also be served following the ceremony.

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