All 2022 Concerts [cross your fingers] Park Location

Dates and locations subject to change.  Watch this space.

Should it be rainy weather (but not severe storms forecast), our rain location is the TBA.   Go to the Facebook page for last minute weather changes 

https://www.facebook.com/HutchinsonMunicipalBand/

 

Welcome to the 2022 edition of the Hutchinson Municipal Band, our 147th season.

Your friendly Personnel Manager here.  This email is to serve as an official notification of our upcoming season, an update on different facets of the season and a request for your availability for the summer. 

First, we were funded for 2022 from the Cultural Activities Fund.  However, the Arts and Humanities Council has been dissolved.  We are currently waiting for information regarding the future of the Cultural Activities Fund and our funding.  Once we have more concrete information, we will communicate that to you. Our hope is to have more information at our annual meeting which will be held following the first rehearsal of the band on May 29.

I'm thrilled to announce that Dan Brinkley and Abby Giles will be splitting conducting responsibilities.  While Dan and Abby are able to fill out the season without additional help, if you would like to be considered for conducting a concert this season, please email me and let me know so that I can finalize responsibilities by our first rehearsal.

Speaking of which, our rehearsal and concert schedule for the Concert Band is listed below.

May 29, 2022 - Rehearsal for Memorial Day/First Rehearsal (Time TBD - likely late afternoon or early evening)

Location: TBD

 

May 30, 2022 Memorial Day Ceremonies (Conductor: Abby Giles)

Call: 10:15 am (Tentative)

Performance: 11:00 am (Tentative)

 

May 31, 2022 First Concert (Conductor: Abby Giles)

Rehearsal: 6:00 pm (TBD)

Performance Call: 7:45 pm (Carey Park at the Zoo - our official new home)

Performance: 8:00 pm

 

June 7, 2022 Second Concert (Conductor: Abby Giles)

Rehearsal: 6:00 pm (TBD)

Performance Call: 7:45 pm (Carey Park at the Zoo - our official new home)

Performance: 8:00 pm

 

June 14, 2022 Third Concert (Conductor: TBD)

Rehearsal: 6:00 pm (TBD)

Performance Call: 7:45 pm (Carey Park at the Zoo - our official new home)

Performance: 8:00 pm

 

June 21, 2022 Fourth Concert (Conductor: Abby Giles)

Rehearsal: 6:00 pm (TBD)

Performance Call: 7:45 pm (Carey Park at the Zoo - our official new home)

Performance: 8:00 pm

 

June 28, 2022 Fifth Concert (Conductor: TBD)

Rehearsal: 6:00 pm (TBD)

Performance Call: 7:45 pm (Carey Park at the Zoo - our official new home)

Performance: 8:00 pm

 

July 5, 2022 Sixth Concert (Conductor: Dan Brinkley) - Patriotic Concert

Rehearsal: 6:00 pm (TBD)

Performance Call: 7:45 pm (Carey Park at the Zoo - our official new home)

Performance: 8:00 pm

 

Note that we are no longer performing at the Reno County Farmer's Market.  The Band will be performing in Carey Park at the Zoo moving forward.  We will not have any rain location so if weather will not permit us to perform outdoors, the concert will be canceled that evening.  We will endeavor to make a decision about the rehearsal/concert no later than 4 pm on the day of the concert.

Thank you and I'm looking forward to another great season.

Charles

Location 

6 Emerson Loop, Hutchinson, KS 67501

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HUTCHINSON MUNICIPAL BAND ANNOUNCES NEW PERFORMANCE LOCATION

Band to Return to Carey Park with grant the Hutchinson Community Foundation

HUTCHINSON, KANSAS, June 8, 2021 – The Hutchinson Municipal Band is pleased to announce a new location for performances beginning on June 22, 2021.  The new performance location was used last summer during the band’s season which was impacted by COVID-19.  Performances begin at 8:00 pm in Carey Park between the Hutchinson Zoo and the Homebuilders Shelter.  A map of the new performance space is attached.  Support for this new performance space was provided by a Changemakers at Work Grant from the Fund for Hutchinson of Hutchinson Community Foundation in partnership with the City of Hutchinson.

               In 2020, the Hutchinson Municipal Band held an abbreviated season which saw the band in a new location to accommodate social distancing due to the pandemic.   Details for the change in location expanded the Hutchinson Municipal Band’s collaborative reach into the for-profit, non-profit and city government segments.  From this work in 2020 came expanded partnerships with the Hutchinson Zoo and the City of Hutchinson’s Parks Department. 

               After hearing all positive reviews about the change in venue, the Hutchinson Municipal Band in cooperation with the City of Hutchinson and HutchRec’s Hutchinson/Reno Arts and Humanities Council, submitted a grant application for a Changemakers at Work grant to the Hutchinson Community Foundation.  The grant proposal, titled Making Space for the Arts in Carey Park, was accepted by the Hutchinson Community Foundation. The Hutchinson Municipal Band was awarded $2000.

               Work began on the performance space during the end of May.  The scope of the project includes the creation of a 30’ x 40’ concrete pad that will serve as the base for Municipal Band performance, electrical service to the pad and landscaping to make the improvements fit naturally into the space at Carey Park.  Project work continues but will be ready in time for the Salt City Jazz Band’s performance on June 22, 2021. 

               The Reno County Farmer’s Market will continue to be used as a rain location should weather not permit use of the Carey Park performance space as, currently, there is no shelter available for either the ensembles performing or audience members.  Use of the rain location will be announced at least two hours prior to the beginning of concerts with signage posted at both venues, on social media, our website and if possible on local news outlets.