Alert the world. A fun All-Denton County Brass Band is gathering to perform at the opening ceremony of the Denton Juneteenth Parade. This unparalleled will perform three selections, including: 1) Freedom’s Fanfare, a work commissioned specifically for the Denton Juneteenth Parade; 2) the United States national anthem; and 3) an inspiring arrangement of “Lift Every Voice and Sing”.
Every trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone or tuba player who attends school, works or lives in Denton County is eligible to perform with this ensemble. (NOTE: Players under 18 must provide a parental approval form.) Approximately 100 instrumentalists are needed. The band will not march. Rather, the goal is to wrap the Denton County Courthouse on the Square in music. Immediately after the ceremony, band members will go directly to Fred Moore Park to participate in the closing ceremony. The same three works will be performed at that location.
All participating band members must provide their own instruments. The required uniform: black shoes (of any type), black pants, and a band t-shirt (supplied by Juneteenth University.)
Interested? Only one rehearsal is planned (9 AM, Saturday, June 11, 2022.) Access the music to see if you have the chops.
ABOUT THE REHEARSAL
One two-part will rehearsal will occur. Part one will happen at the Denton Courthouse on the Square. This rehearsal is a physical walk through of the performance location. Afterwards, everyone will go to the Denton Civic Center to practice the music. Please bring your own marching lyre. Music stands will not be available.
On parade day, band members must be present at the Courthouse on the Square, no later than 10:00 AM. The ceremony is times and must begin at 10:30 AM. Immediately after the third song, band members must leave the square and travel to Fred Moore Park (Lakey at Wilson Streets.) Parking lots near the park are reserved for band members.
If additional information is needed, please email Juneteenth@arisingtogether.com.