Member Information

August Rehearsals:

Two rehearsals have been scheduled in August -- August 21st & 28th -- to prepare for the September 11th concert. Please plan to attend. New music will be distributed and rehearsed for the next two concerts.

Important Volunteer Opportunity:

The Patriots Symphonic Band Board is preparing to engage in a search for the right candidate to succeed John Knight as the band’s next permanent music director. Sarah Novak and Brian Burke will be the Board members on the Search Committee. The Search Committee will include members from a cross-section of the band who have an interest in keeping our musical progress moving toward the next level. If you would like to be considered for the Search Committee, please email Brian Burke at with your interest and contact information. Please do so as soon as possible as we would like to populate the committee and begin our work in the next couple of weeks with the goal of completing our search this fall.

Fall Rehearsal Schedule:

In addition to August 21 and 28, the following band rehearsals have been scheduled to prepare for the Veterans Day concert (November 13) and the Christmas Concert (December 10).

  • September 25
  • October 9 & 23
  • November 6 & 20
  • December 4

During some of these rehearsals we will be auditioning candidate conductors, so your attendance is very important.

Next Rehearsal:

August 21, 2022
First Congregational United Church of Christ
330 2nd St.
Elyria, Ohio
Map to Church
2:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT:  If you cannot attend a rehearsal, please alert your section mates and
contact Clarence at 440-309-0235 immediately!

Next Concert:

September 11th Concert

Sunday, September 11, 2022
Lakeview Park (North side of the road)
1800 West Erie Avenue (Rt. 6)
Lorain, Ohio
6:00 p.m.

Important Concert Times:
5:00 p.m. - Band set-up starts.
5:30 p.m. - Band members should be in their seats.
6:00 p.m. - Concert begins

Other Information:
- Map/Directions
- Please bring your music stand.
- Concert is free. Family and friends are welcome!

Text Messaging Service:

The Patriots Band uses a text messaging service (Remind) to broadcast messages to band members. Click here for the instructions for signing up for the service.


Upcoming Concerts:

September 11th Concert

Sunday, September 11, 2022
Lakeview Park
Lorain, Ohio
6:00 p.m.

Veteran's Day Concert - Music Americana

Sunday, November 13, 2022
McCormick Middle School
325 Ohio Street
Huron, Ohio
3:00 p.m.

Christmas Concert

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Stocker Performing Arts Center
Lorain County Community College
1005 N Abbe Rd,
Elyria, Ohio
7:30 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 1:45 p.m., find your seat, warm up, and be ready for the downbeat at 2:00 p.m.


August 21, 28
September 25
October 9, 23
November 6, 20
December 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.