Aug. 31st 2020

Greetings to our Band Family:

Out of care and concern for our members and others, the New Berlin Community Band’s board of directors has decided to postpone rehearsals as a group until later in the fall. In addition, the concert scheduled for October 16th has been cancelled.

Yes, we are all disappointed! But multiple factors of COVID-19 safeguards meant for bands indoors at this time were determined to be cumbersome and takes the fun away from playing instruments.

About mid-October, it will be announced, hopefully, that a return to rehearsing can occur in November. A goal would be to perform in a suitable format for a Christmas concert. Also, the traditional performance for Veteran’s Day at City Hall has not been determined yet. If it materializes to include us, we’ll announce it here too!

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Your NBCB Board of Directors


 

The band has grown in many ways since its inception in 1999. Since 2016, The West Performing Arts Center, 18695 West Cleveland Avenue, has been the New Berlin Community Band’s performance venue. The band welcomes the opportunity to perform in a true concert setting. The band has grown musically under the baton of past directors Lansing Dimon, Jay Huenink and Dr. Nick Contorno, the founding director. NBCB remains associated as a nonprofit organization with the East Troy Community Band under Jay Huenink’s direction. A yearly scholarship awarded to a local high school band student is the latest expansion of the band’s community outreach.

In addition to formal concerts, the band makes community service appearances throughout the year. Veteran’s Day, Memorial, Day, and Patriotic Citizens’ Day are three of these New Berlin civic activities along with the Christmas and 4th of July parades down National Avenue. Concerts given at area senior living communities are also part of the band’s community outreach mission.

The band consists of approximately 40 volunteer, adult instrumentalists from throughout southeastern Wisconsin. The band rehearses at Hoeppner Horn Bros. VFW 17980 W Beloit Road in New Berlin on Monday’s 7-8:30pm Sept through June (starting September 9th.) New musicians are always welcome. No audition required. Follow the band on Facebook. 

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The New Berlin Community Band is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to contribute positively to the musical environment in the community through public performances while providing an enjoyable, challenging, and educational musical experience for the members.