Congressional Recognition:

Some Special Recognition in the Hudson Hub-Times

From NPR (9/8/2022)

Community bands are back after being battered by the pandemic

WRCB 2022 Spring Concert

Women of the Podium – Virginia Allen 1986
Rainbow In the Clouds – Carol Brittin Chambers 2018
Terpsichorean Dances – Michael Praetorius 1612 arranged Jodie Blackshaw 2010
Klezmer – Amy Webb 2018
Kokopelli – Anne McGinty 2007
Quintescent Journey – Lisa Galvin 2018
Dragon Sky – Julie Giroux 2015


Toccata Atalanta (Antiphonal) – Aurelio Bonelli 1600 arranged Shelley Hanson 2017
Seis Manuel – Shelley Hanson 2003
Nova – Emma Donkin 2018
The Rusty Bucket – Carol Brittin Chambers 2014
Old Friend – Nancy Ford/Gretchen Cryer 1978 arranged John Pasternak 2019
Girl In 14G – Jeanine Tesori/Dick Scanlan 2000 arranged Bert Willemsen 2016
The Best Of Carole King – Carole King 1971 & 1974 arranged Johnnie Vinson 2009

Western Reserve Community Band Annual Christmas Concert

Join your friends and neighbors and enjoy the sounds of the season at our annual Christmas Concert on Sunday afternoon December 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall of the First Congregational Church of Hudson located at 47 Aurora Street in Hudson, OH. Hudson resident and Conductor Ralph Meyer, who founded the band in 1997, says the audience will enjoy a holiday music tour de force. This concert is free (no admission charged) and open to the community, please bring your family and friends! PLEASE NOTE: Everyone Must Wear a Mask to Attend

The program will include a variety of Christmas favorites including: A Christmas FestivalWinter WonderlandThree Moods of Hanukkah, a concert band classic Overture Jubiloso, an classical piece Troika from Lieutenant Kije, an erie Minor Alterations: Christmas Through The Looking Glass, an unusual mashup One Torch, Two Women, Three Ships, a jazzy take on Good Swing Wenceslas, audience participation with A Christmas Pops Sing Along, and finishing the program with an holiday favorite Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride.

The Western Reserve Community Band, founded in 1997, has grown to over 60 members from 19 surrounding communities. Our mission is to provide musical entertainment and cultural enrichment to communities throughout northeastern Ohio. The band is open to all adult instrumental musicians in Summit County and the surrounding area. Weekly rehearsals are held at the Hudson Middle School Band Room on Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

The band performs a wide variety of transcriptions, traditional band literature, marches, Broadway, show and popular tunes. There are no auditions, and the conductor determines the seating based on ability and musical need. Membership in the band is offered to the community through the Hudson Community Education & Recreation program. For more information, please email us at [email protected], our website, or visit us on Facebook at Western Reserve Community Band.

Contact Name: Ralph Meyer
Contact Email: [email protected]
Find us on Facebook at Western Reserve Community Band
Date: Sunday, 12/12/2021
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 5:30 PM