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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Dear Patriots Band Members,

In response to recommendations and interim guidance from President Donald Trump, Federal Agencies, and State health officials, the Patriots Band will be suspending all group rehearsals and events until further notice. This decision is made with sincere hope that our actions will assist in slowing the transmission of COVID-19 within our nation and to vulnerable populations within our community.

We will, of course, be monitoring the virus situation carefully and will inform band members when it is safe to resume our rehearsal schedule. The Spring concert will be rescheduled to another date, when the music of George Gershwin will sound better than ever. Summer concerts will be discussed with our hosts and rescheduled, if necessary. This is a difficult time for our nation, and a good band concert will be an excellent way to restore spirit and Patriotic pride. Please monitor this website for updates and news on our rehearsal and concert schedules.

Some band members have reported that playing their horns while wearing a surgical mask is a bit difficult, so we don't recommend that you try that. ;-) Instead, we request that everyone please do your best to keep your musical skills honed and your lips in shape for our return to playing. We all look forward to being together again as members of the Patriots Symphonic Band!

Be safe, be healthy, and we hope to see you all SOON!

Rhapsody in Blue, Porgy and Bess, and An American in Paris Recordings:

Login on the left and click the "Recorded Music" link to listen to recordings of An American in Paris, Porgy and Bess, and Rhapsody in Blue with the piano solo. If you don't know the password, ask a section mate.

Next Rehearsal:

Sunday, TBD
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
John at 440-647-6774 immediately!

New Text Messaging Service:

We have a new text messaging service that will replace the unreliable Twitter service we have been using in recent years. Click here for the instructions to sign up for the service.

Patriots Concert Photos:

Our photographer has posted the photographs of our spring concert at this link. High quality prints are available at that site. The band looks great!


Upcoming Concerts:

Spring Concert

Saturday, To Be Rescheduled
Stocker Arts Center
Lorain County Community College
Elyria, Ohio
7:30 p.m.

Plymouth, Ohio Community Concert

Sunday, May 24th, 2020
West Broadway Street
Plymouth, Ohio
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Paper Moon Winery Concert

Saturday, June 20, 2020
2008 State Rd. (State Rte. 60)
Vermilion, Ohio
7:00 p.m.

Avon Lake Concert

Sunday, June 28, 2020
Miller Road Park
Avon Lake, Ohio
6:00 p.m.

Wellington Independence Day Celebration

Friday, July 3, 2020
Wellington Town Square
Downtown Wellington, Ohio
7:00 p.m.

Cleveland Metroparks Concert Series

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Stinchcomb Memorial
Hogsback Lane Cleveland, Ohio
6:00 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 1:45 p.m., find your seat, warm up, and be ready for the downbeat at 2:00 p.m.



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.