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2018 Patriots Rehearsal Dates (Updated 12/13/17):

The 2018 Patriots rehearsal schedule is now posted in the sidebar to the left. January will contain 3 important rehearsals to get us started on our new music, then we will have a lengthy gap while John is out of the country (time for us to practice our parts). We then return to a more regular schedule moving into our spring concert. Please note that a correction has been made - we will rehearse on March 11th instead of March 4th. Please mark you calendars with the following dates:

  • January 7, 14, 21
  • February 25
  • March 11, 25
  • April 8, 22
  • Spring Concert: April 28

Next Rehearsal:

Sunday, January 21, 2018
First Congregational United Church of Christ
Elyria, Ohio
Map to Church
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
IMPORTANT:  If you cannot attend a rehearsal, please alert your section mates and contact John at 440-647-6774 immediately!

Cleveland State Concert Recording:

A video recording of our concert at Cleveland State University is available online at the CSU Department of Music Livestream website. Scroll down to find the video entitled "Cleveland Winds and Friends. "The video takes a while to load, so be patient. The audio level is pretty low, and sounds better through headphones or earbuds.

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:

2018 Spring Concert

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Stocker Arts Center
Lorain County Community College
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 2:00 p.m., find your seat, warm up, and be ready for the downbeat at 2:15 p.m.


January 7, 14, 21,
February 25,
March 11, 25,
April 8, 22

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.