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    LCB on stage at CPAC Dec 2, 2018

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    Lora Painter and Ken Beachler lead the sing-a-long at CPAC on December 2.

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    Music Director Dr. Sam McIlhagga

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Young Person's Concerts cancelled

Due to weather conditions and school closings, the Young Person's Introduction to the Band concerts scheduled for February 12 have been cancelled.

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Okemos HS (map)
Saturday, March 2, 1:15pm, Free admission

The Lansing Concert Band returns to the Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands. Dr. McIlhagga has set up an interesting program with several pieces that are new to the LCB, as well as an old favorite. We hope you can come to this free festival of bands, and enjoy the performances.

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Sunday, December 2, 3:00pm
Charlotte Performing Arts Center (map)
Guest vocalist - Lora Painter from WILX-TV
Tickets: Adults $10, Students aged 6-18 $5, Children 5 and under free

Dr. Sam McIlhagga, our new music director and principal conductor, makes his debut with the LCB at the beautiful Charlotte Performing Arts Center. For his first concert, Sam has programmed a wide variety of literature, including some non-traditional holiday tunes as well as some old favorites. As a special treat, we welcome WILX-TV's Lora Painter to the stage as our special guest vocalist. This program is sure to get your holiday season off to a festive start! We hope you can join us!



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Big Band Saturday Night
Saturday, December 15, 7:00pm
Wilson Center Auditorium, St. Johns (map)
Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students and seniors. Kids under 12 free

Please join the LCB Big Band for their Big Band Saturday Night concert at St. Johns Wilson Auditorium. The concert includes a wide variety of big band swing music, and features vocalists Kelly Sandula-Gruner and Dan Templin. It should be a great night of big band jazz music, we hope you can join us!

Young Person's Introduction to the Band 2019
Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 10:00am, Wharton Center for the Performing Arts (map)
Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 1:00pm, Charlotte Performing Arts Center (Charlotte classes only)


Due to weather issues, it has been necessary to cancel this program for today. We hope you can join us for a future concert.

Registration is now open for the 2019 edition of our Young Person's Introduction to the Band Concert. This year’s concert theme is “Music All Around Us.”

Everywhere we go in our lives, we find music. There is music at the mall, music in the movies, music on the radio, music at school, music in churches, music at sporting events. People like to exercise to music. Our forms of entertainment almost always feature music. If some alien creatures from another solar system observed us, they would almost certainly report back to their leaders: “These earthlings cannot survive without lots of music. It is one of their basic needs, along with food, air and water. All over the earth, people listen to music.” The musical selections we will play in the concert provide many examples of music we encounter during our daily life.

There is no admission fee for this year's program, thanks to a generous grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, and additional financial support from members of the Lansing Concert Band. However, all attendees must register their classes using the registration link to the right.

The 2019 Study Guide is now available. Click here for a pdf version.

Directions to Wharton Center and parking/drop-off information available here.


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