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The Juneau Concert Band played to a full house on Nov. 9 at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. The band's inaugural performance honored Alaska 50th Year of Statehood. This unique band offers adult wind and percussion players a venue to polish their musical skills and provide a "sit down" concert band for the enjoyment of the community. Conductor Brian Van Kirk, in his opening remarks, invited local musicians to join the band, which plans at least two concerts a year.
Photo: Inaugural performance 111908 AE 1 Capital City Weekly The Juneau Concert Band played to a full house on Nov. 9 at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. The band's inaugural performance honored Alaska 50th Year of Statehood. This unique band offers adult wind and percussion players a venue to polish their musical skills and provide a "sit down" concert band for the enjoyment of the community. Conductor Brian Van Kirk, in his opening remarks, invited local musicians to join the band, which plans at least two concerts a year.

photo courtesy of Capital City Celebrations

The Juneau Concert Band played to a full house on Nov. 9 at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. The band's inaugural performance honored Alaska 50th Year of Statehood. This unique band offers adult wind and percussion players a venue to polish their musical skills and provide a "sit down" concert band for the enjoyment of the community. Conductor Brian Van Kirk, in his opening remarks, invited local musicians to join the band, which plans at least two concerts a year.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Story last updated at 11/19/2008 - 4:23 pm

Photo: Inaugural performance

The Juneau Concert Band played to a full house on Nov. 9 at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. The band's inaugural performance honored Alaska 50th Year of Statehood. This unique band offers adult wind and percussion players a venue to polish their musical skills and provide a "sit down" concert band for the enjoyment of the community. Conductor Brian Van Kirk, in his opening remarks, invited local musicians to join the band, which plans at least two concerts a year.

In keeping with the Statehood theme, the 50th Statehood panels, researched by June Hall and designed by Ron Klein, were on display along with archived pictures of bands in Juneau's past. Capital City Celebrations served Statehood Birthday cakes donated by Safeway and the new 50th Statehood coffee blend furnished by Heritage Coffee. The next Capital Celebration's statehood event will be in conjunction with the December 5 Gallery Walk. A recipe contest and a performance of the Thunder Mountain Big Band are planned. There will also be a Statehood Ball on Jan. 3 and a Family Day bonfire and fireworks on Jan. 4.


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