Thank you for joining us for music and fun throughout 2018.
The band will take a short break for the Holiday Season. Rehearsals will resume on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm, at the Northampton High School.
On behalf of the Florence Community Band, we wish you a Happy Holiday season and welcoming of the New Year.
Wednesday, August 8, 6:30 pm, Care One Northampton, 548 Elm Street, Northampton, MA
Wednesday, August 22, 6:30 pm, Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office, (not open to the public)
Sunday, September 16, 12:30 pm, Florence Civic Center Chicken BBQ
Wednesday, July 25, 7:00 pm, JFK Middle School, Northampton
No rehearsal August 1, 15 or 29th
Rehearsals resume at Northampton High School, Wednesday, September 5, 7:00 pm
We hope you can join us for some of our summer performances.
Come listen at the following locations:
- Thursday, June 21, 6:30 pm: Florence Music on the Porch Series, Opening Concert, Florence Civic Center.
- Saturday, June 23, 8:30 pm: Northampton Family Forth Celebration, Look Park
- Wednesday, July 4, 10:30 am: Chesterfield Parade, Chesterfield, MA.
- Saturday, July 7, 6:30 pm: Northampton Downtown Block Party
Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 pm: Concert at Linda Manor Assisted Living Facility, Leeds, MA
Friday, August 10, 6:30 pm: Concert Arts Night Out, Northampton History Society
Summer Rehearsal Schedule
- No rehearsal Wednesday, June 27.
- Wednesday, July 11, 7:00 pm, rehearsal at JFK Middle School
- Wednesday, July 25, 7:00 pm, rehearsal at JFK Middle School
- No rehearsal August 8 or August 15
- Wednesday, August 22, 7:30 pm, rehearsals resume at Northampton High School
Tuning: the Florence Band
Not yet our full attention yet something like hush
Priscilla is about to raise her baton
Then carve a beat into the unsuspecting air
Now for two measured hours this night
Each horn will slowly warm until
Nothing else matters but this sound
Edging closer to its Platonic form
By peg, slide, cork and neck
Listen now beneath the round
A note comes first through the fingers
Then the mind and last the heart listens
So willing each one of us
a poem by John Nelson (tenor saxophone) xii.2017