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Music Order for the Christmas Concert:

Here is the list of the Christmas music in the concert order.

Music to be Turned in at the December 4th Rehearsal:

Please turn in the music listed in this document at the December 4th rehearsal in the order given (alphabetical order).

Volunteer Opportunities:

The Patriots Band is managed by a group of volunteers, some of whom have been doing these jobs for decades. We are looking for new energetic volunteers who love this band to take on some of these jobs. New positions have been created to reduce the amount of work for each individual -- this list of volunteer opportunities is available at this link. Please consider volunteering for one of these positions. If you have questions or would like to volunteer, contact one of the current Board members:

Kurt Shalkhauser: 440-988-8889
Mary Jo Shalkhauser: 440-988-8889
Sharon Dixon: 440-263-9319
Mike Groboski: 440-233-5437

Next Rehearsal:

December 4, 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.

Next Concert:

Christmas Concert

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Stocker Performing Arts Center
Lorain County Community College
1005 N Abbe Rd,
Elyria, Ohio
7:30 p.m.

Tickets are now available at the Stocker box office, on-line through Stocker, or at the door.

Important Concert Times:
TBD p.m. - Equipment set-up.
TBD p.m. - Band members should be in their seats ready for warm-up and sound check.
7:00 p.m. - Doors open to audience members.
7:30 p.m. - Concert begins

Other Information:
- Map and Directions
- Please bring your music stand.

Fall Rehearsal Schedule:

Tthe 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.

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:

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.