Rehearsals resume March 21
RIVER'S EDGE COMMUNITY BAND
River’s Edge Community Band Registration Form
Rehearsals for River's Edge Community Band:
Hudson High School
Room C108/Band Room
69 Brigham St., Hudson
Formed in the spring of 2002 as a Community Service Learning Project between a Hudson High School Band student, Jason P. Caron, the Director of Bands at Hudson High School, and the River's Edge Arts Alliance, the River's Edge Community Band provides a special opportunity for musicians of all ages to come together and experience the lifelong joys of music making, while developing their musical skills. Advanced young musicians, high-school aged students, and adults, as well as several groups of families enjoy playing together, and have found this experience exciting and rewarding!
The River's Edge Community Band explores and performs a wide variety of entertaining music, including traditional and original compositions for band, orchestral transcriptions, marches, jazz, popular, and Broadway music. The technical and musical performance difficulty "levels" of selected music varies, however we aim to perform average high school level music very well!
Adults with current and/or former band experience, and students in Grades 8 – 12 who play woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments are welcome to join the band. Consider joining the band…even if the dust on your instrument case is "several" years old. There's nothing like learning and performing great music while enjoying camaraderie with musicians from the greater community!
Come Join Us!
There is a small yearly registration fee, with discounts available for River's Edge Arts Alliance members. To register, or for more information, call the River's Edge Arts Alliance at 978-562-1646.
The River's Edge Community Band performs three times per year at the Annual Holiday Concert, Spring Band Concert, and Arts in the Park Concert.
New members are always welcome to join. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings, 7–9 pm, during its regular season (September through June) at Hudson High School in the Band Room, C108.
Conductor and Artistic Director
Jason P. Caron teaches music and conducts the instrumental ensembles at Hudson High School, and is the founding Artistic Director and Conductor of the River's Edge Community Band in Hudson, MA. For two seasons, Jason served as assistant conductor with Symphony Pro Musica, and he has previously conducted orchestras, wind bands, and choral ensembles at the primary and secondary school, community, festival and collegiate levels.
Mr. Caron was the recipient of the Outstanding Young Band Director award, presented by the New Hampshire Band Directors Association in 1999, was inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda music honors fraternity in 2001, and in 2004, was selected as one of three finalists for the Hudson Teacher of the Year by the Marlborough Masonic Corporation.
Jason's musical training includes a Bachelor of Music Education (1996), Summa Cum Laude, and a Master of Music in Bassoon Performance (2001) from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT where he studied conducting with Glen Adsit and Dr. Douglas Jackson, and bassoon with Dr. Frank Morelli and Marc Goldberg. Jason has since performed with orchestras and wind bands across New England and in New York and Canada, and has recently been named principal bassoonist of the Metropolitan Wind Symphony.