Rehearsals are now in session.
Thursday evenings, 7-9pm at
Austintown Middle School
700 S. Raccoon Road
Austintown, OH 44515
NO Rehearsal on April 4 or July 4, 2024
On May 30 Rehearsals will begin at Bliss Hall at YSU
Please send us a contact form if you wish be become part of YACCB.
Board Meetings are scheduled at Austintown Library:
Our President, Karen Lapidus, invites anyone interested to attend the board meetings, either as a visitor or to become part of this special group. YACCB runs smoothly due to the dedication and work of our board members. They are greatly appreciated!
WHY WE LOVE BEING PART OF YACCB:
"We are fulfilled when we are involved in something bigger than ourselves." - John Glenn
Many of our band members have attended and enjoyed the annual Three RIvers Community Band Festival. This one-day event gives you an opportunity to participate in a festival band, with rehearsal in the morning and a concert in the afternoon. If you want some feedback on this experience, talk with Clyde or Marsha Gray.
Here's the information:
When: Saturday, April 6th, 2024
Where: Franklin Regional High School — 3200 School Rd, Murrysville, PA 15668
Check-in: Starting at 8:30 am, you may check in.
Rehearsal: 9 am to approx. 11:30 am with the guest conductor in the auditorium.
Guest Conductor: Steve Baldanzi is the Music Director for the Allegheny Brass Band and is currently the director of bands at North Allegheny High School.
Lunch: Lunch is not covered by the registration fee of $35, however, we are offering a sandwich lunch option for an additional $15 fee. If you would like to buy a boxed lunch and/or a guest lunch, that option is available. You have the option to bring your own bagged lunch.
Performance: The Festival Band will be performing first at 2:00 pm. If you need to leave after the Festival Band performance, you may, but we hope you will stay to hear the other bands from our region perform!
After-festival Reception: Bands performing in the afternoon are asked to provide cookies (home-made or store-bought) for the reception following the afternoon program. If you wish to bring cookies for the reception, please bring them to the cafeteria during registration prior to rehearsal. Beverages will be provided by the festival committee.
Registration is required before February 12th. The registration form, instructions, and information are available at http://ewsb.org/festival/
Concert Time: Concert starts at 2:00pm in the HS Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public
The Festival Band conductor for 2024 will be Steve Baldanzi. Click here to read a short bio.
During the pandemic shutdown, two of our members, Nancy and Tom Davidson, decided to make creative use of their downtime. They agreed to write and share poetry without rules; it did not have to rhyme, it did not need punctuation marks, it did not require a specific form or meter. Each one penned their heart-thoughts with nothing but the words. They shared them with each other. This one is Nancy's favorite that she is graciously sharing with our band. Enjoy!
The hat choice is blue or black and the visor is black. The order form contains all sizes and prices and includes orders for shirts, hats, visors, sweatshirts, and jackets.
YACCB activities are kept on a Google calendar. If you keep an electronic calendar on your computer, tablet, or smart phone, you can subscribe to the YACCB calendar so you don't have to manually enter our rehearsals, concerts, or meetings. By keeping your personal calendar automatically updated with the YACCB calendar, you always have the most current information. To subscribe, you will need to use the URL address:
iPhone and iPad: Settings -> Calendar -> Accounts -> Add Account -> Other -> Add Subscribed Calendar -> enter the .ics filename (URL) above in the Server field.
For other smart phones or tablets, let webmaster know the path to set it up. It is usually in Settings for subscribing to a calendar.
Alternately, if your personal calendar is Google, you can "add a friend's calendar" with the address