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Welcome John!

The Patriots Symphonic Band is honored to welcome Dr. John W. Knight as the new conductor of our long-standing, musical ensemble. As we have witnessed during our recent rehearsals, John is an extremely capable conductor and educator, and he is ready to lead our group to new levels of performance (and have some fun along the way!). Please welcome John to our group and get ready for an exciting summer concert season.

To see John's complete biography, visit the Conductor tab on this website.

Rehearsal Preparation for April 23rd:

Please bring ALL of your Patriots music to all rehearsals. We will likely draw additional music from our folders to cover longer concerts and will need to rehearse them ahead of time.

Please practice the following songs for the next rehearsal:

  • American Overture for Band
  • Dave Brubeck: A Portrait in Time
  • Armed Forces '72
  • The Magic of Andrew Lloyd Weber
  • America the Beautiful
  • The Blue and the Gray

Please click the link for a partial list of music for the 2017 summer concert season.

Players Needed:

The band is currently seeking qualified tuba and trumpet players to supplement these sections. If you know someone who might be interested in joining the Patriots, please contact John Knight at 440-647-6774.

Next Rehearsal:

Sunday, April 23, 2017
First Congregational United Church of Christ
Elyria, Ohio
Map to Church
2:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT:  If you cannot attend a rehearsal, please alert your section mates and contact John at 440-647-6774 immediately!

OMEA Concert Recordings Available

A CD recording of our 2017, OMEA concert is available for purchase. CDs will be sold at our next rehearsal at break-time for $14 each.

Text Message Notification Service:

We have set up a Twitter account for the Patriots band to send emergency text messages to cell phones of band members. The Patriots website will remain the primary means of communicating information to band members, but text messages will give us a way to communicate last minute notices like a rained out concert or a rehearsal cancelled due to bad weather.

Click the following link for instructions on how to setup this new text messaging service: Setup Instructions


Upcoming Concerts:

Paper Moon Vineyards

Saturday, June 17, 2017
2008 State Road (OH 60)
Vermilion, Ohio
7:00 p.m.

Grafton Bicentennial Concert

Sunday, June 18, 2017
Willow Park
960 Main Street
Grafton, Ohio
4:00 p.m.

Mayfield Village Independence Day Celebration

Saturday, July 1, 2017
Mayfield Village, Ohio
Time TBA

Wellington Independence Day Celebration

Monday, July 3, 2017
Wellington Town Square
Downtown Wellington, Ohio
7:00 p.m.

Avon Lake Summer Concert Series

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Miller Road Park
Avon Lake, Ohio
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Mon Ami Winery Concert

Sunday, July 30, 2017
3845 E. Wine Cellar Rd. (off Route 53)
Port Clinton, Ohio
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Unless noted otherwise, all rehearsals start at 2:00 p.m. and are held at the First Congregational United Church of Christ located at the corner of 2nd St. and Court St. in downtown Elyria, Ohio
Map to Church

Please arrive by 2:00 p.m., find your seat, warm up, and be ready for the downbeat at 2:15 p.m.

Upcoming Rehearsals:

February 19
March 5 & 19
April 2 & 23
May 7 & 21
June 4

Formal Concert Attire:

Men -- Black Tuxedo, White Tuxedo Shirt,Black Bow Tie, Black Shoes.

Women -- Plain, long sleeve, Black Top; Plain Black Skirt or Pants; Skirt length must be below the knees; Black shoes.

Outdoor Concert Attire:

White Patriots Polo Shirt, Black Pants or Shorts, Black Shoes.