Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Okemos High School – 2800 Jolly Rd – Okemos, Michigan 48864

The Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands has become the focus event for adult community concert bands throughout Michigan. Since the inaugural concert on Saturday, February 24, 1996, over fifty different musical ensembles have combined to present hundreds of concerts for the public’s entertainment and the musicians’ educational enrichment.

More than forty performance clinicians, representing colleges, universities, and three military service bands, have shared their knowledge with the thousands of musicians who have performed at the Red Cedar Festival since its inception.

The Red Cedar Festival, with its focus on continuing education and direct feedback for both conductors and musicians, has been a catalyst in the remarkable level of improvement in community band musicianship since 1996.

The Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands is funded in part by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, participating bands, local area businesses, Meridian Community Band patrons, and people like you. Please consider making a donation to help support the festival.

Performance Clinicians

Dr. Wendy Matthews

Kent State University

Kent, Ohio

Dr. J. Nick Smith

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, Michigan

Douglas Bianchi

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan

DeWitt Community Concert Band

DeWitt, Michigan

Warm-up: 9:00 a.m.

Concert: 9:30 a.m.

Post-concert clinic: 10:20 a.m.

Clinician: Douglas Bianchi

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Oakland Community College Wind Symphony

Waterford Township, Michigan

Warm-up: 9:45 a.m.

Concert: 10:15 a.m.

Post-concert clinic: 11:05 a.m.

Clinician: Dr. Wendy Matthews

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Flint Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Flint, Michigan

Warm-up: 10:30 a.m.

Concert: 11:00 a.m.

Post-concert clinic: 11:50 a.m.

Clinician: Dr. J. Nick Smith

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North Oakland Concert Band

Lake Orion, Michigan

Warm-up: 11:15 a.m.

Concert: 11:45 a.m.

Post-concert clinic: 12:35 p.m.

Clinician: Douglas Bianchi

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Grand Ledge Community Band

Grand Ledge, Michigan

Warm-up: 12:40 p.m.

Concert: 1:00 p.m.

Post Concert Clinic: 1:50 p.m.

Clinician: Dr. Wendy Matthews

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Washtenaw Community Concert Band

Ypsilanti, Michigan

warm-up: 1:15 p.m.

Concert: 1:45 p.m.

Post-concert clinic: 2:35 p.m.

Clinician: Dr. J. Nick Smith

Link to program
Link to band website

Link to Facebook

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Saginaw Area Concert Band

Saginaw, Michigan

Warm-up: 2:00 p.m.

Concert: 2:30 p.m.

Post-concert clinic: 3:20 p.m.

Clinician: Douglas Bianchi

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Link to band website

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Royal Oak Concert Band

Royal Oak, Michigan

Warm-up: 2:45 p.m.

Concert: 3:15 p.m.

Post Concert Clinic: 4:05 p.m.

Clinician: Dr. Wendy Matthews

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Link to band website

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Warren Concert Band

Warren, Michigan

warm-up: 3:30 p.m.

Concert: 4:00 p.m.

Post-concert clinic: 4:50 p.m.

Clinician: Dr. J. Nick Smith

Link to program

Link to band website

Link to Facebook

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Meridian Community Band

Okemos, Michigan

warm-up: 4:15 p.m.

Concert: 4:45 p.m.

Post-concert clinic: 5:30 p.m.

Clinician: Douglas Bianchi

Link to program
Link to band website

Link to Facebook
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This activity is supported by the Michigan Arts and Culture Council, administered by Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Inc.

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