The DMC Ambassadors is a weekly beginner band for adults. This band is an ideal opportunity for adults who have no prior experience playing an instrument – particularly those who wish they had the chance earlier in life, and would like to make up for lost time by starting now in a friendly, group setting.
This group is also comprised of musicians who played years ago and would like to get back into it…AND…musicians who want to pick up another instrument. We have a violist now playing trumpet, and a vocalist on oboe!
The Ambassadors represent the DMC in an outreach program each season. They visit nursing homes, senior centers, hospice, schools, etc. to spread the joy of music. Come see this group in concert…tomorrow at the DMC.
Starting Tuesday, September 10th, the Danbury Music Centre will offer “DMC Ambassadors of Music Band:” a weekly beginner band for adults. The new ensemble, for adults starting a wind, brass, or percussion instrument for the first time, will meet each Tuesday at 10:00 am for new members and at 11:00 am for returning members. Albert Montecalvo will lead the ensemble in weekly rehearsals at the Danbury Music Centre, 256 Main Street, Danbury, CT, 06810.
Tuition is $250.00 for the semester (September through December). Students will need to rent or purchase an instrument, as well as the book Essential Elements Comprehensive Band Method, Book 1, published by Hal Leonard.
Director Albert Montecalvo says, “It will be a very relaxed atmosphere where people can come in, give it a try, and see how it works for them. We will offer all of the band instruments: flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, any of the saxophones; trumpet, trombone, French horn, baritone horn, tuba, percussion.”
Fall Semester begins September 10, 2019
Albert Montecalvo has served as Director of the Danbury Music Centre Summer Band Program for eleven years, and as Conductor of the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra Wind Ensemble for five years. In 1998 he retired from a 30-year career teaching in the Carmel, New York School District, where he was director of middle and high school bands as well as K-12 Director of Music. Al has performed as percussionist with many local orchestras including the Ridgefield Symphony, Chappaqua Orchestra and Danbury Symphony, and has played drums and percussion with various theater groups including the Downtown Cabaret Theater, Seven Angels Theater, Musicals at Richter and TheaterWorks in New Milford. He also performs with the Sonny Carroll Big Band, the Norm Hathaway Orchestra and the Berkshire Big Band. Al was an adjunct music professor at Western Connecticut State University for five years where he taught music education courses, supervised student teachers and conducted the WCSU Symphonic Band.
Please contact the DMC for with any questions 203-748-1716.