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Juneau Community Bands

Rehearsal Location Change 

      June 15 rehearsal will be at Thunder Mountain band room. Come to the back of the school. 
      email any questions to juneaucommunityband@gmail.com

What's Next?

  • Fourth of July Activities - Juneau loves to celebrate our nation's birthday and we love to provide the band.  Rehearsals begin Wednesday June 1 from 6 - 8pm.  Performances will be two concerts in the park, Wednesday June 29 at noon and Sunday July 3 at 3pm, and Juneau and Douglas parades July 4.
  • Beginner Band - Open to anyone who would like a little more time to learn the 4th of July or summer concert music, learn to play a second instrument, or brush up on an instrument that hasn't been played in years.  Rehearsals will be Thursday and Thursday mornings 10am - noon beginning June 2.
  • Haines Fair - with a very generous gift in memory of Bill Ruddy, one of the founding members of the Juneau Volunteer Marching Band, we are able to take the band on tour to Haines.  We will play Sunday afternoon July 31 from 1 - 2pm.  Participation in the Juneau 4th of July activities is required for the Juneau Community Bands to contribute towards your ferry ticket.  You may go to Haines for more than one day, however housing arrangements and costs will be made and paid for by the player if you elect a multiple-day trip. 
  • Summer concerts - Sunday afternoon concerts in the park 2 or 3 times in July or August.  Music will be show tunes, marches,  pleasing band music that can be learned in 2 or 3 rehearsals.  This is a great way to stay in shape over the summer and be ready for other playing opportunities in the fall.
Past News

Spring Concert


Winds in the Winter
Chamber Music played by members of Taku Winds

Mozart - Woodwind trio
Various Works - Saxophone trio
Corelli - Clarinet trio
Also including works for flute duet and solo trumpet

KTOO @360 Space
Saturday January 9, 2016
8 pm

Reindeer Band!

Rehearsals:  Saturday November 21, 2015, 10am - noon
                    Saturday November 28, 2015, 10am - noon
                    Thursday December 3, 2015, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Location:  Faith Lutheran Church

Reindeer Band will have its first rehearsal Saturday morning November 21, 2015 at Faith Lutheran Church, 10am - noon.

The group is open to wind and percussion players 7th grade and older.  We will play Christmas carols at several locations around town such as Wildflower Court, malls, First Friday, etc.

We may also include singers if we have folks who are interested in singing along.



Wind Ensemble

Saturday rehearsals @ Faith Lutheran, 10AM - Noon starting 9/12/2015
Rich Moore, conducting
Concert week rehearsal Thursday Nov 5, 6:30 - 9:00 Faith Lutheran Church
Dress rehearsal Saturday Nov 7 10am - noon JACC
Concert Saturday Nov 7, 7:30pm JACC


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



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