In our final subscription concert of our 2018-2019 season, the National Concert Band of America takes you back to memories of community band concerts in the park where the musical program presented offered music to satisfy everyone’s taste. This concert takes place at Carl Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria VA 22308 on Sunday, May 5th, 2019 at 3 PM.

After our usual Opener and National Anthem, Interim Music Director Bill Terry and the National Concert Band of America offer Shostakovich’s “Festive Overture.” It’s encore is “Earle of Oxford March,” the first movement of the William Byrd Suite by Gordon Jacob. Then, providing something “lighter” in musical entertainment, we offer Leroy Anderson’s “Belle of The Ball.” The “Pique Dame Overture” by Franz von Suppe should be on every wind band’s program and is next on our program. Percy Grainger’s “Children’s March: Over The Hill and Far Away” is not heard very often which is why we offer it on our program. Warren Barker’s “That’s Entertainment” completely changes our musical offerings in this afternoon’s program. Persichetti”s “Pageant,” commissioned by Edwin Franko Goldman for the American Bandmasters Association  brings some serious wind band music to our program. An encore follows with Kenneth Alford’s “Army of the Nile” march.One of the first pieces of music I remember playing in high school is next on our program..”The Syncopated Clock” by Leroy Anderson. Our final selection is an exciting piece by James Curnow entitled “Rejouissance.” .

As in every National Concert Band performance we conclude our program with “Armed Forces Medley” in which we salute all veterans, past and present, of our armed forces. This is always followed by our signature song...”This Is My Country.”

This season we are performing an Encore, something we have not done in seasons past. Our Encore for this program is the well-known Kenneth Alford “Colonel Bogey March.”.



Monday, January 7, 2019
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Carl Sandburg Middle School
8428 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA 22308

Audition Material: Two prepared pieces in contrasting styles

Information and Registration:
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Musicians Needed

The National Concert Band of America has immediate vacancies for well-qualified musicians on the following instruments:

  • Bb Clarinet (all parts)
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Trumpet
  • French Horn
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Percussion

Some instruments have vacancies for Principal players.

Rehearsals are Monday evenings in the Northern Virginia area. The NCBA performs 4 subscription season concerts plus 5-6 summer “Pops” style concerts between Memorial Day and mid-July.

Interested musicians should reach out to us at: for more information.

Become a Contributing Member

The National Concert Band of America invites you to become a contributing member of our organization. Band projects and programs are supported by dues and contributions from musician members and contributions from individuals, businesses, and foundations. Your contribution will support the band’s mission to promote the traditions of the American concert band through masterful performances. Tax-deductible contributions may be made at the following levels:

  • Largo Level $25.00 to $49.00
  • Adagio Level $50.00 to $99.00
  • Andante Level $100.00 to $249.00
  • Allegretto Level $250.00 to $499.00
  • Allegro Level $500.00 to $999.00
  • Vivace Level $1000.00 to $4999.00
  • Presto Level $5000 or more

Contributions may be mailed to:
National Concert Band of America
Susan Dexter, Treasurer
P.O. Box 4423
Alexandria, VA 22303

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