April Showers!

Friends – First of All – We hope that You and all of Yours are Staying Strong & Staying Healthy! We will all be back together again on the other side, hopefully finally making music in the New Band Room “On the Hill” at Ohlone College in Fremont, California.

For now – the Ohlone Bands are continuing to meet each week via Zoom. Registered Band Members will receive Invites with the Zoom Link for each Band Session each week. Those not currently registered in one or more of our four Bands through Ohlone College Community Education may still participate in any or all of our remaining sessions this Spring Semester. Simply email me at dansmith@ohlone.edu, tell which sessions or sessions you want to attend, and I will send you each link. That Simple! And we will all be happy to see and hear you with us.

Below is our Lesson Plan for these next few weeks. Some sessions will be interactive listening to Brass Band & Concert Band music. Other sessions will involve presentations and master classes by experts from around the Country.

Ohlone Community Education Band Program – Coronavirus Lesson Plan
Prepared By: Tony Clements
Date:  3/21/2020
Week Of (Monday) OWO MPBB OCB OTE
Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Saturdays
7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 10:00am
3/16/2020 No Session No Session No Session No Session
3/23/2020 Listening Lab Listening Lab Listening Lab Listening Lab
3/30/2020 Listening Lab Listening Lab Listening Lab Master Class with Mike Roylance
4/6/2020 Listening Lab Amy Schumaker Bliss Listening Lab Master Class with Adam Frey
4/13/2020 Listening Lab Bill Johnson Listening Lab Amy Schumaker Bliss
4/20/2020 Listening Lab Listening Lab Listening Lab Gail Robertson
4/27/2020 Listening Lab Gail Robertson Listening Lab Master Class with Scott Sutherland
Scheduled
Completed
About Our Guests: 4/7 – MPBB with Amy Schumaker Bliss – https://www.amybliss.net/about.html
. 4/11 – OTE with Adam Frey – http://euphonium.com/biography.html
4/14 – MPBB With William V. Johnson – https://wvjohnson.com/about/
4/18 – OTE with Amy Schumaker Bliss – https://www.amybliss.net/about.html
4/25 – OTE with Gail Robertson – https://www.gailrobertson.com/biography/
4/28 – MPBB with Gail Robertson – https://www.gailrobertson.com/biography/
5/2 – OTE With Scott Sutherland – https://www.scottsutherlandmusic.com/
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Spring Ahead with the OCB! (March 8, 2020)

Happy Daylight Saving Time OCB Members & Friends!

We are STILL getting ready to move into our New Band Room (Room 2317), located in the New Building 2 (just south of the Smith Center on the Fremont Campus). I will post route maps to help get you from the Campus Parking Garage (Pine St up from Mission Blvd) to the 3rd Floor of Bldg 2  – the new “Music Wing”.

The Parking Lot reconstruction is completed adjacent to the Smith Center. The $4 Daily Parking Permit (or a Semester Parking Permit) will be required in the rebuilt lots. All except Handicapped stalls will be available for Smith Center Event Parking.

With the move-in still not complete – we will rehearse in TV Studio B (SC-144) a few more times before we get to enjoy the high ceiling and no more curtains in Room 2317. Watch This Space (and check your emails & our Facebooks pages).

Finally (for now) – Rehearsals for our May 2 “Concert in the Park” will begin on Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30PM in TV Studio B (SC-144). We will be filling a couple of chairs for this one. So – contact me at DanSmith@Ohlone.edu if you are interested in performing with us.

See you All Soon!

  • Dan S.
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12th Annual Holiday Extravaganza – Saturday 12/07/2019

The Ohlone College Bands Present – 12th Annual Holiday Extravaganza!

Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 1pm
Jackson Theater in the Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont, California

Start your H0liday Season with some Traditional Christmas Music with all four Ohlone College Bands! Bring the family, enter our opportunity drawing to win your very own conductor’s baton – and use it to conduct “Sleigh Ride” with the Wind Orchestra. Stay and revel with the musicians and enjoy some refreshments at our post-concert reception.

Featuring the Mission Peak Brass Band, Ohlone Tuba Ensemble, Ohlone Community Band & Ohlone Wind Orchestra – All Conducted By Tony Clements

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OCB Concert – October 16, 2019 – Huge Success!

(Photo taken during our concert on October 16, 2019. Thanks to Smith Center Technical Coordinator Jasper Gong for the photo and the great support of his Tech Crew!)

And Yes! We do have SEVEN Horns!

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The OCB Presents – Yet Another FREE CONCERT !!!!

October 16, 2019 – The Ohlone Community Band (OCB – Since 1977) Presents Yet Another FREE CONCERT !!!!

This time we are back On Campus in the beautiful Jackson Theater of the Gary Soren Smith Center for the Performing Arts “On the Hill” at Ohlone College in Fremont, California!

Come Join Us on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Downbeat is 7:30pm, and Complementary Tickets are available at the Smith Center Box (walk-up only). (Parking is still $4)

Our Director Tony Clements and the 60+ Members of the OCB are looking forward to presenting this Symphonic Band Tour de Force – with all the Music by American Composers!

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