The Montgomery Village Community Band is recognized as one of the premier community bands in Maryland. There are many opportunities to enjoy and be proud of your hometown band during its 33rd concert season. The band has developed a wonderfully diverse repertoire of music including traditional and concert marches, show tunes and big band favorites. The band performs concerts in the Village and throughout the local area. Practice is held on the first, second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Stedwick Community Center and in the band room at Watkins Mill High School on the third Wednesday of each month. For more information or to join, contact Jana Serlo at 240-243-2334. photos by Derrick Tabor
Sunday, June 17 | 6 p.m. | Dr. Gordon W. Bowie Music Pavilion, South Valley Park (Summer Concert)
Wednesday, July 4 | 12:30 p.m. | Apple Ridge Recreation Area (Independence Day Concert)
Montgomery Blue Notes Jazz Band
The Montgomery Blue Notes, an off-shoot of the Montgomery Village Community Band, is seeking tenor saxophones and a bass trombone. The Montgomery Blue Notes meet on Monday evenings at Stedwick Community Center (SCC), 10401 Stedwick Road; most members are also involved in the Montgomery Village Community Band that meets on Wednesday evenings at Stedwick Community Center. For more information, contact Jana Serlo.
Sunday, June 24 | 3 p.m. | Dr. Gordon W. Bowie Music Pavilion, South Valley Park (Art in the Park)