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April 2, 2013 > Association of Concert Bands annual convention

Association of Concert Bands annual convention

Submitted By Tom Hayes

Chabot College's own community concert band, known as the East Bay Symphonic Band, is hosting the 35th annual convention of the Association of Concert Bands this month. The event will be held at the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon, with free concerts each evening from Wednesday, April 3 through Saturday, April 6.

Two different bands will perform each night, and on Saturday there will also be two afternoon concerts. Opening night features the East Bay Symphonic Band followed by the United States Air Force Band. The complete performance schedule is on the host band's website,

Capping off the convention will be the "Symphonic Gold Rush" Convention band, made up of convention goers from all across the country. Commander Allen Beck, US Navy (retired) will conduct the convention band. Joining the convention band will be trombone soloist Andy Martin, whose credits include playing at the Grammys, Emmys, Academy Awards, and lead trombonist for "Dancing with the Stars."

Come to the San Ramon Marriott April 3-6 and enjoy free concerts by nine different community bands.

Association of Concert Bands Convention
Wednesday, Apr 3 - Saturday, Apr 6
7:15 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Marriott Hotel San Ramon
2600 Bishop Dr., San Ramon

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