Ann Arbor Concert Band

In the 2023-2024 season, Ann Arbor Concert Band will have four concerts

  • Fall: Sunday, November 5, 2023
  • Winter: Sunday, January 21, 2024
  • Early Spring: Sunday, March 10, 2024
  • Late Spring: Sunday, May 12, 2024
.: Fall :. .: Winter :. .: Early Spring :. .: Late Spring :.

Tickets can be purchased here: or at the Michigan Theater Box Office on Concert Sunday

Concert programs subject to change.

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Fall Concert - Hooked on Classics
Sunday, November 5, 2023
2:00 PM, Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor

Join us as the Ann Arbor Concert Band begins our 45th season celebration! Artistic Director and Conductor David Leach presents "Hooked on Classics!" highlighting the imagination and musical genius of classic composers.

Procession of Nobles Nicholai Rimsky-Korsakov
Candide Suite Leonard Bernstein

I. The Best of All Possible Worlds
II. Westphalia Chorale and Battle Scene
III. Auto-da-fé
IV. Glitter and Be Gay
V. Make Our Garden Grow

Egmont Overture Ludwig von Beethoven
Overture to Italian In Algiers Gioachino Rossini
Overture to Nabucco Giuseppe Verdi
La Procession du Rocio Joaquin Turina arr. Reed
Finale from Symphony No. 9 Antonin Dvorak

New World Symphony


Winter Concert - Shall We Dance?
Sunday, January 21, 2024
2:00 PM, Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor

Our 45th concert season celebration continues in dynamic fashion presenting "Shall We Dance?", an outstanding variety of selections highlighting the beauty and diverse musical interpretations of dance music around the World.

Wedding Dance Jaques Press
Conga del Fuego Nuevo Arturo Márquez
Four Scottish Dances Malcolm Arnold
Torch Dance James Barnes
Vientos y Tangos Michael Gandolfi
Chorale and Shaker Dance John P. Zdechlik
Symphonic Dances No. 3 Clifton Williams


Suite of Old American Dances Robert Russell Bennett
Folk Dances Dmitri Shostakovich

 Early Spring

Early Spring Concert - Women in Winds: Shattering Glass!
Sunday, March 10, 2024
2:00 PM, Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor

Our 45th anniversary season continues as Artistic Director and Conductor David Leach, presents “Women in Winds – Shattering Glass!”, a celebration of the musical genius, artistry, imagination and contributions of women composers to Concert Band / Wind Ensemble repertoire. We are thrilled to welcome guest conductors Dr. Pam Klena, Dr. Mary Land, E. Benton Lilliefors and Dr. Courtney Snyder to our stage. To honor Ann Arbor’s Bicentennial celebration, we recognize Ann Arbor as a hotbed of suffrage activism, leading to Michigan womens' right to vote in 1918 before it was nationally enacted by performing "Remembering the Remarkables" by Grace Baugher. We salute the US Marine Corps Women’s Reserve Band (est. 1943) with “March of the Women Marines” whose first conductor was Ann Arbor’s Charlotte Owen. Charlotte was appointed director of the Ann Arbor Civic Band in 1986.

Early Light Carolyn Bremer
One Beautiful Life Julie Giroux
Remembering the Remarkables Grace Baugher

Dr. Mary Land, guest conductor

Western Michigan University

Steampunk Suite Erika Svanoe

Dr. Pam Klena, guest conductor

Oakland University

Tatarian Dances Elena Roussanova Lucus

E. Benton Lilliefors, guest conductor

Ann Arbor Pioneer High School

Anahita Roshanne Etezady

Dr. Courtney Snyder, guest conductor

University of Michigan

School of Music, Theatre & Dance

March of the Women Marines Louis Saverino

 Late Spring

Late Spring Concert - Celebration!
Sunday, May 12, 2024
2:00 PM, Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor

Our 45th season concludes with our 2024 Andrew J. Lum & David R. Juillet Young Artist Scholarship Competition Winner and the majestic Hill Auditorium organ!

Rocky Point Holiday Ron Nelson
Concertino for Marimba & Winds Alfred Reed
  1. Nocturne
  2. Scherzetto
  3. Toccata

Matt Kazmierski, soloist

Band Director, East Middle School, Plymouth MI

Handel in the Strand Percy Grainger
Flute Concerto in D major, Opus 283 Carl Reinecke

Ian Chung, soloist

Ann Arbor Pioneer High School

2024 Andrew J. Lum & David R. Juillet Young Artist Scholarship Competition Winner

La Fiesta Mexicana H. Owen Reed
  1. Prelude & Aztec Dance
  2. Mass
  3. Carnival
Variations on a Theme of Beethoven Diane Bish

Dr. Naki Sung Kripfgans, guest organist

Lecturer in Chamber Music & Staff Collaborative Pianist, UM-SMTD; Music Director & Organist, Bethlehem United Church of Christ, Ann Arbor

Arranged by Diane Bish / transcribed by K. Megan, USCG

Performed with permission of Diane Bish

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