Friday, April 27, 2012

A Salute to Community Bands 2012

Community Bands are at the heart and soul of America's towns, cities and communities. The USA claims over 2,500 bands. In the Metroplex, there are probably 40 or more community bands. Traditional concert band literature, marches, patriotic pieces, religious songs, folks tunes and Broadway Musical favorites comprise the programs which are enjoyed by many throughout the USA as local musicians join the band to enjoy playing their instruments and provide entertainment in their communities.

A Salute to Community Bands
is sponsored by The Arlington Community Band and hosted by UTA bands in Irons Recital Hall, 700 West Greek Row, UTA, Arlington, TX. All performances are free and open to the public. The schedule of performances for Saturday, May 5 follows:

9:30 a.m. The Oak Lawn Band, Todd Woods, Director
11:00 a.m. Rockwall Community Band, Michael McGill, Director
1:00 p.m. Irving Symphonic Band, Jay Bach, Director
2:30 p.m. Dallas Civic Wind Ensemble, Douglas Stotter, Director
4:00 p.m. Mansfield Wind Symphony, Matthew Luttrell, Director
5:30 p.m. Metropolitan Winds, Randol Bass, Director
7:00 p.m. Arlington Community Band, Rick Baker, Director

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Downtown Front and Center

Front Street between Center and Mesquite Streets in Downtown Arlington, TX will be transformed into a vibrant streetscape and the adjacent vacant city-owned lot will become a park for one day, April 28, 2012 from 11 am - 3 pm.

Masters Students from the School of Urban and Public Affairs and School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Arlington are partnering to create a unique economic development opportunity in the heart of downtown Arlington. Downtown Front and Center is a temporary “better block” and park installation inspired by previous projects in Oak Cliff and downtown Dallas. It will bring together local businesses, community organizations, and UTA students, and demonstrate how a currently underutilized space can develop into something that gives back to the community. It will help participants and visitors realize the potential of downtown Arlington.

Local businesses, arts groups and artists will be there in addition to food and music. There will even be a pop up dog park. So come out and enjoy the fun. While you are there you can even stroll just down the block to the Downtown Arlington Farmers Market.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Band Concert in the Park

The Arlington Community Band will be performing a live concert at Veteran’s Park in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Grab your lawn chairs, snacks and drinks and enjoy this free concert in the park.