Upcoming Performances

Keep an eye on this area to find out when and where the Ionia/Maple Valley Community band will be appearing next!

Sunday, November 11, 11:00am ~ Belding War Memorial dedication,

Saturday, December 8, 6:30pm ~ Portland Christmas Concert

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ionia Area Community Band covers a wide area

The community band has members that come from many towns around the Mid-Michigan area.  Please feel free to come join us and share in the fun we have, playing many types of music.  The band does not require any tryouts to join and several parts are open.  If you put down your instrument recently or back in 1979, it is never a bad time to pick it up again and toot your horn.

My name is Chris Bennett and I am a percussionist in the band.  I can answer any questions that you have about the band.  BTW, I could use another percussionist to cover all the parts.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Upcoming Holiday Events

Community band announces full holiday line-up

For more than 20 years, the Ionia- Maple Valley Community Band has entertained crowds across Michigan with their music. The group is currently gearing up for a full schedule of upcoming holiday events in a variety of local communities.

New this season, the all-volunteer band will feature a vocalist and hand bell choir. The band will play at a concert sponsored by the Portland Orchestral Society for at 7 p.m. on December 12. The event will take place at the Portland Playhouse on Main Street in Portland.

On December 4 the band will take part in the Ionia Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. on Main Street in Ionia.

Just two days later the group will play Christmas melodies both old and new at the Maple Valley Christmas Concert at 3 p.m. in the high school gym. Maple Valley’s high school, jazz and junior high bands will also be featured in the concert.

On December 13, the band will perform another joint concert, this time with the Ionia Community Choir. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. in Watt Auditorium, Ionia.

All of the concerts are free and open to the public. The Ionia-Maple Valley Community Band is comprised of musicians young and old who enjoy creating music with their instrument. The band is open to new members and there are no auditions to join.

Musicians travel from Belding, Ionia, Vermontville, Greenville, Grand Rapids and many other surrounding areas to take part in the tradition of the Ionia – Maple Valley Community Band.
To find out more about the band and their upcoming events, visit www.ioniamvcommunityband.blogspot.com or e-mail communityband@hotmail.com. Rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Ionia High School band room.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Welcome Back!

The first rehearsal of the new season will be Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30 pm in the band room at Ionia High School. Bring your instrument, bring a friend and be ready to have some fun with a few new charts.