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Juneau Community Bands

What's Next?

Wind Ensemble

Saturday rehearsals @ Faith Lutheran, 10AM - Noon starting 9/12/2015
Rich Moore, conducting
Concert on November 7, 2015.

A more detailed schedule will be posted soon, along with recording to pieces.

Past News

Maslanka and Alaskan Composer Festival June 18-21, 2015

University of Alaska Southeast and Thunder Mountain High School

We are excited to announce the Maslanka and Alaskan Composer Festival June 18-21, 2015 at Thunder Mountain High School! For the main event on Saturday June 20th, conductor William Todd Hunt will lead the Taku Winds (formerly known as the Juneau Wind Ensemble) in a concert featuring the music of David Maslanka and Alaskan composers, Emerson Eads, Artemio Sandoval, Tyree Pini and our own William Todd Hunt! This concert also features local trombonist, Katy Giorgio, in David Maslanka's Concerto for Trombone and Wind Ensemble. Mr. Maslanka will be traveling to Juneau for this very special concert!

Additionally, we are excited to announce the following guest artists will be joining us!
        - Dr. Karl Paulnack, piano, Ithaca College of Music
        - Rhonda Rider, cello, The Boston Conservatory
        - Brian Calhoon, percussion, The Boston Conservatory
        - Dwayne and Caryn Corbin, percussion, Simpson University

Schedule of Events

(subject to change)

Thursday June 18
Chamber Music Coaching Sessions with David Maslanka

Capital Brass Quintet
Juneau Woodwind Quintet
Brian Calhoon, marimba
William Todd Hunt, saxophone
Dwayne Corbin, percussion

Thunder Mountain HS Band Room

Friday June 19
Music from Carnegie Hall to the Grand Canyon to the Shores of Lynn Canal...
...a conversation with musicians who have done it all!
 with Karl Paulnack, Brian Calhoon, Rhonda Rider
Egan Lecture Hall, University of Alaska Southeast

Saturday June 20

Pre-concert talk by David Maslanka and Alaskan composers William Todd Hunt, Tyree Pini, Artemio Sandoval and Emerson Eads
Thunder Mountain High School Auditorium

Taku Winds in concert
William Todd Hunt, director
Thunder Mountain High School Auditorium

David Maslanka - Concerto for Trombone and Wind Ensemble, Katy Giorgio, trombone
William Todd Hunt - Upon Enchanted Ground
Artemio Sandoval - Ultraviolet
Tyree Pini - A New Bicycle
Emerson Eads - HooDoo Suite

Sunday June 21


Pre-concert talk TBA
Thunder Mountain High School Auditorium

An Afternoon of Chamber Music
Featuring works by David Maslanka, William Todd Hunt and Dwayne Corbin
also featuring Alaskan and visiting artists
Thunder Mountain High School Auditorium

Celebration Potluck Barbecue at Savikko Park Shelter #2 (Log Cabin)
Please join us to mingle and celebrate! Bring food or drink to share!

Juneau Community Bands is grateful for the generous support of our sponsors!!

Wind Ensemble

We have a compressed rehearsal schedule this time.  Please see below for the schedule.  The concert will be on October 12.  Time & location TBA.  Todd Hunt conducting.

Sept 10 6:30 w low brass sectional

13 10:00 s trumpets and horns sectional

17 6:30 w woodwind sectional

20 10:00 s full

24 6:30 w percussion sectional

27 10:00 s full
Oct 1 6:30 w full

4 10:00 s full

8 6:30 w full

10 6:30 f full

11 10:00 s full

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Marching Band

Rehearsals for marching band are Mondays from 7-9PM at the Faith Lutheran Church, Amy conducting. Food Truck Friday performance on July 3 @ the JACC. Marching in the 4th of July Juneau and Douglas parades.

Wind Ensemble

Rehearsals start Saturday March 8, 10am - noon

Wednesday - 5/21 6:30-9:30pm @ JACC
Friday - 5/23 7-9pm @ Faith Lutheran Church
Saturday 10-noon @ Faith Lutheran

Faith Lutheran Church - in the valley on Del Rae.  Turn off Glacier Hwy by Paradise Cafe.

Todd is conducting and we have another fun, challenging set of music lined up to play. 

Concert Sunday May 25

We have some exciting news for the Juneau Wind Ensemble!
The Fall 2013 Concert is being conducted by guest conductor, Dr. Dwayne Corbin, Assistant Professor of Music at Simpson University, Redding, CA.  Dr. Corbin is a percussionist extraordinaire, and has performed several times with the Juneau Symphony, once as featured soloist.  He is the director of the wind ensemble at Simpson Univ., and also directs the Shasta Symphony Orchestra.  Dwayne has a special interest in conducting wind bands.
The board of the Juneau Wind Ensemble pursued and received a grant from the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council to assist with this special project.  Dr. Corbin is pleased to report that Simpson University is providing a travel grant to cover airfare to Juneau.
Dwayne is currently choosing program material, but from hints he has already made, you can expect a rewarding concert.
We will likely also feature some smaller subsections of the band, a solo or concerto piece, and we may be joined by select students from TMHS.
To accomplish all this exciting stuff, we need a special commitment from all Juneau Wind Ensemble players.  Our normal rehearsals will be starting Saturday, Sept. 21, under the direction of the preparatory conductors.  Dwayne will be arriving Friday, Nov. 8, and the Saturday rehearsal on Nov. 9 will be under his direction.  The following week (week before the concert) will be quite intensive.  We will rehearse Tues., Thurs., and Fri. evenings, as well as our normal Saturday morning rehearsal on Nov. 16.  We will be performing Sunday afternoon Nov. 17 at either TMHS or the JAAC.
If you would like to play in the concert, please commit to attending rehearsals, and especially the intense final week.  

The Juneau Wind Ensemble Board

Marching Band -  Rehearsals for marching band are Mondays from 7-9PM at the Salvation Army. Rehearsals on 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 6/27 (Thursday).  Concerts in the park Sunday June 30 at 3:00pm, and July 3 at noon. Marching in the 4th of July Juneau and Douglas parades.

Wind Ensemble - Concert March 15, 7:30pm at the JACC
Rehearsal:  Saturdays 10-noon Salvation Army
Dress rehearsal:  Friday March 8, 7:00pm at the JACC
Concert week rehearsal:  Wednesday March 13, 7:00pm at Salvation Army
Conductor:  Todd Hunt

Reindeer Band - First rehearsal Saturday Nov 17, Salvation Army 10am - 11:30am

Wind Ensemble - Concert November 10, 3PM @ TMHS. Rehearsals start September 1, 10am - noon, Thunder Mountain HS Band Room.  Mike Bucy conducting

Marching Band -  Rehearsals for marching band are Wednesdays, 7-9PM June 6 , 13, 20 and 27 at the Salvation Army Church. Amy Bibb conducting. Concerts in the park Friday June 30th Sunday July 3rd, 3:00 pm and marching in the 4th of July Juneau and Douglas parades.
Wind Ensemble - Concert May 20. Rehearsals start March 17, 10am - noon, Salvation Army. Midweek rehearsals: Thursday May 10, Tuesday May 15 and Thursday May 17 (6:30 - 9:00 dress rehearsal at JACC) . Todd Hunt conducting
Concert Band Spring Concert- May 22, 2011. 3pm. Juneau Arts & Culture Center
See Pictures from the concert.

About Us...

The Juneau Community Bands is a group of musicians and wind groups rehearsing and performing in Juneau, Alaska. Groups that are included are:
  • Juneau Wind Ensenble: This group is for advanced adult musicians who, typically, have played in high school or college. The group presents two concerts a year playing exciting and challenging music for brass, wind, and percussion ensembles.
  • Juneau Volunteer Marching Band: The Marching Band was organized to provide music for the Juneau parade in 1976. All musicians, teenage and older, are invited to participate. The band begins rehearsals each year in late May in preparation for the 4th of July. The band traditionally performs one or two sit-down concerts prior to the 4th, and marches in both the Juneau and Douglas parades.
If you are interested in playing in any of these groups use this form: Contact Us
The Juneau Concert Band, inaugural concert, Nov, 2008 at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center