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Music Concerts 2017-2018
- Ohlone College Music Department

The Ohlone College Music Department and Ohlone College Bands (through Ohlone's Community Education program) are proud of its performing bands and ensembles. Purchase tickets in advance through the Smith Center Box Office in order to avoid lines, or purchase them at the door the day of the concert.

(Updated September 15, 2017. Events may be added or changed throughout the season; all information and ticket prices subject to change without notice.)

October 2017

Dedications & Commemorations
- Ohlone Community Band

The band presents works dedicated to a mother, With Quiet Courage; a wife, Song for Lyndsay; and names on the Vietnam War Memorial, Black Granite. They’ll lighten the mood with Gypsy dances and celebrations of new buildings and the arrival of Spring. From Victor Herbert and Alfred Reed to contemporary composers, it will be a moving and enjoyable evening for the whole family.

International Influences
- Ohlone Wind Orchestra

This concert features nostalgic, sentimental pieces from several countries. We’ll play Englishman Peter Graham’s Red Machine, an homage to the guards at Buckingham Palace, and a lively new arrangement of the famous Brazilian tune, Tico Tico. Australian Charles Mackerras’ Pineapple Poll features dances based on the music of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operettas. The concert will also include American composers Robert Russell Bennett (Symphonic Songs for Band), Samuel Barber (Commando March), and John Mackey (Sheltering Sky).

November 2017

Cosmopolitan Concourse
- Mission Peak Brass Band

We start our 2017-18 season with a diverse collection of music for brass band. British-style marches Montreal Citadel by Norman Audoire and Under Two Flags by Bramwell Coles will keep your toes tapping. Become swathed in the lush music of Philip Sparke’s Saying Goodbye, Mist of the Forest by Gareth Wood, and The Dark Side of the Moon by Paul Lovatt-Cooper. The band gets lively with Peter Graham’s epic Renaissance. The program includes Hamish MacCunn’s concert overture, The Land of the Mountain and the Flood. Guest artist Robert Hamaker will join us for a xylophone solo in Andrea Crossley’s Highland Fling

December 2017

Music on the Hill
- Ohlone College Chorus & Vocal Ensembles

Come hear the newly revived high-energy Ohlone Chorus & Vocal Ensembles - all directed by Chad Cygan, in this performance of Live Music presented by the Music Students of Ohlone College. You will hear music from Classical to Modern, with a mix of Broadway and a hint of the Holidays thrown in for good measure.

10th Annual Holiday Extravaganza
- Ohlone College Band Program: Ohlone Tuba Ensemble, Mission Peak Brass Band, Ohlone Community Band, Ohlone Wind Orchestra

We kick off the Holiday Season with each of the four Ohlone College Bands performing a wide variety of Traditional and Modern Holiday Favorites from Around the World. With this 10th Annual Holiday Music Celebration featuring our 3rd Annual Baton Auction (with the winner conducting the Ohlone Wind Orchestra playing Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride), this is the highlight of our year of music presented by the Band Program.

  • Saturday, December 2, 2017, at 1:00pm
  • Smith Center at Ohlone College
  • Tickets:
    • $15 General Admission
    • $10 Student, Staff, Youth 13 and Under, Senior
  • Event Parking: $4
  • Smith Center Information

Jazz & Rock
- Ohlone College Jazz/Rock Ensembles

This long-running “Friday Before Finals” Live Music happening promises to be better than ever. Featuring the Music Students of Ohlone College—the Jazz/Rock Ensembles—directed by Tim Roberts, we promise to once again amaze and excite with an edgy mix of Jazz, Rock & Pop.

  • Friday, December 8, 2017, at 7:00pm
  • Smith Center at Ohlone College
  • Tickets:
    • $15 General Admission
    • $10 Student, Staff, Youth 13 and Under, Senior
  • Event Parking: $4
  • Smith Center Information

Event Parking Permit: $4 (required at all times on the Ohlone College Fremont campus).