A note from our fearless conductor: “I guess we can’t have great concert weather two days in a row… We are making the decision to move the concert inside. See you at Malta Ave Elementary School at 7:00 for the Ballston Spa Community Jazz Band concert. Come for the music- stay for the tornado watch!”
The Malta Ave. Elementary School is at 70 Malta Ave. in Ballston Spa.
See you there!
The Ballston Spa Community Band will be holding a 10th Anniversary Concert May 3rd, 2016 at the Malta Avenue Elementary School at 7:00 pm. The group was started 10 years ago as a Continuing Education program through the Ballston Spa Central School District. Their first concert was May 3, 2006 in the Malta Avenue Auditorium. Since then, the band has become a non-profit organization, with the mission of performing music throughout Saratoga County for the public, free of charge. The group, which meets year round, has performed many concerts, including the Lake George Community Band Festival, an annual Veteran’s Day Concert, and has become a staple at the summer First Friday events in the village of Ballston Spa. Their membership has grown from 16 that performed on the first concert to 45 musicians, 8 of whom are founding members. Our members range from 16 years to 76 years, with a wide variety of playing experience.
The concert on May 3rd will have the music performed 10 years ago, such as “Selections from The Wizard of Oz”, “Sea Songs” and “Amparito Roca”, as well as some new pieces including “Mars” from The Planets by Gustav Holst.
Please join us in celebrating this anniversary, and if you like what you hear, please consider becoming a member. For more information, please explore our Membership section.
The Ballston Spa Community Band will be presenting our annual Holiday Concert on Wednesday, December 16th at the Ballston Spa High School at 7:00PM. This year , in cooperation with the Ballston Spa High School Tri-M Music Honor Society, we will be collecting non-perishable food items for local pantries at the entrances of the auditorium. There will be Tri-M student volunteers there ready to take your donation. Thank you for supporting our group and see you there!!
Join us on Wednesday, November 11 at 7pm for our annual Veteran’s Day Concert at the Wilton Mall. We will be performing in the mall, outside Planet Fitness.
The annual Ballston Spa Community Band Halloween Concert will be held on Oct 28, 2015 at 7pm in the Wood Road Elementary School Cafetorium.
The Ballston Spa Community Band provides a fun opportunity for adults to play their instrument with others who also love to play! Students are also invited to play along with the adult band members during special events such as this.
This year, over 40 costumed band members, including current students, will play annual Halloween favorites.
Trick-or-treating will take place after the concert.
Everyone is invited to enjoy this festive evening with our Ballston Spa Community Band. Please plan to join us – costumes are optional.