Red Cedar Festival

of Community Bands

Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Okemos High School – 2800 E 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.

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

Performance Clinicians

Dr. Richard Frey

University of Michigan

Dr. J. Nick Smith

Eastern Michigan University

Oakland Comm. College Symphony Band

Waterford Twp., Michigan

Warm-up: 8:30 a.m.

Concert: 9:00 a.m.

Post-concert clinic: 9:50 a.m.

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Flint Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Flint, Michigan

Warm-up: 9:15 a.m.

Concert: 9:45 a.m.

Post-concert clinic: 10:35 a.m.

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Cereal City Concert Band

Battle Creek, Michigan

Warm-up: 10:00 a.m.

Concert: 10:30 a.m.

Post-concert clinic: 11:20 a.m.

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Lansing Concert Band

Lansing, Michigan

Warm-up: 10:45 a.m.

Concert: 11:15 a.m.

Post-concert clinic: 12:05 p.m.

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Central Michigan Area Concert Band

Shepherd, Michigan

Warm-up: 11:45 a.m.

Concert: 12:15 p.m.

Post Concert Clinic: 1:05 p.m.

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West Michigan Concert Winds

Muskegon, Michigan

warm-up: 12:30 p.m.

Concert: 1:00 p.m.

Post-concert clinic: 1:50 p.m.

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Southshore Concert Band

St. Joseph, Michigan

Warm-up: 1:15 p.m.

Concert: 1:45 p.m.

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

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Warren Concert Band

Warren, Michigan

Warm-up: 2:15 p.m.

Concert: 2:45 p.m.

Post Concert Clinic: 3:35 p.m.

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Saginaw Area Concert Band

Saginaw, Michigan

warm-up: 3:00 p.m.

Concert: 3:30 p.m.

Post-concert clinic: 4:20 p.m.

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Charlotte Community Band

Charlotte, Michigan

Warm-up: 3:45 p.m.

Concert: 4:15 p.m.

Post-concert clinic: 5:05 p.m.

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Meridian Community Band

Okemos, Michigan

warm-up: 4:45 p.m.

Concert: 5:15 p.m.

Post-concert clinic: 6:05 p.m.

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The Meridian Community Band’s continued success is made possible with the help of our generous donors.