July 6-17, 2020
Albert Montecalvo, Program Director
Summer Bands offers participants at all levels the opportunity to play staples from the concert band and jazz band repertoire as well as the opportunity to learn a new instrument and to take part in STEAM-inspired projects and activities. Join us for a fun and inspiring two weeks with Albert Montecalvo and Anthony Nunes.
Here’s what past participants have said:
“I enjoy the music, for sure. Also, you can pick up new instruments!”
“If you’re looking to learn new instruments or have more friends who have the same experiences you do with music, and have the same passion that you do, I would definitely come here for summer.”
Summer Festival 2020 is ON!
We will be virtual and safe, with plenty of music-making and preparation for whatever the Fall may bring.
This year’s program will be a virtual program. Each day will involve a virtual experience. There will be a “virtual concert” at the end of the program. We realize there is a very social aspect of our program and we will try to give the students time to spend with each other!
Dates: July 6 –17th; 9 am – 3 pm
Program Location: Virtual
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Band Placement Evaluations
- Evaluations will be held via Zoom for participants wishing to participate in Symphonic Band and Jazz Band who have not previously done so as well as new participants wishing to be properly placed in an ensemble.
- Please prepare music indicative of your highest skill level and bring a copy of the music with you. You will be asked to play a scale and sight read.
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-748-1716 to schedule your evaluation.
Albert Montecalvo, Director Summer Bands
Albert Montecalvo has directed the Danbury Music Centre Summer Band Program since 2002. He retired from the Carmel School District in 1998 as director of music K-12 and director of bands. He has performed as drummer and percussionist with many local orchestras, theater groups and big bands. He conducted the Danbury Symphony Orchestra in Charles Ives’ Third Symphony in 2011, at the Danbury Music Centre Grand Gala in 2012, and at the Pops Concert hosted by CityCenter Danbury in 2013.
Mr. Montecalvo has served as adjunct music professor at WCSU where he taught music education, conducted the Symphonic Band and supervised student teachers. He directs the Western Connecticut Youth Wind Ensemble and has conducted Broadway Shows for Ridgefield High School since 2004.
Anthony Nunes, Assistant Director Summer Bands
Antony Nunes was born and raised in Danbury and now resides in New Fairfield. He has been teaching private trumpet lessons since 1999 and has been teaching in the Norwalk Public Schools since 2011. He performs in various musical groups in the area, including the Danbury Symphony Orchestra, and has his Master’s degree in Music education from WCSU. Mr. Nunes has directed the Summer Concert and Preparatory Bands since 2008.