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Hall Day 2011

Dear RB Hall Day Participant

The time is coming soon where we will be gathering in Houlton for the celebration of RB Hall Day on Saturday June 25th.  The McGill’s Community Band is happy to be this year’s host band and plans are coming together for a great event.  Mike and Debbie Clark are doing a fantastic job organizing this gathering of Maine Community Bands.  The location is Monument Park in historic downtown Houlton, where every band will be performing in the Houlton Amphitheater.  All bands will, also, have the chance to use Military Street Baptist Church basement as a ready area.  In case of rain, the concerts will be moved to Houlton High School where you will be performing in the new 600 seat auditorium.  The stage is, also, big enough to seat the massed band.  We do still expect/hope for great weather.
You should have all received a schedule by now.  The day begins with the McGill’s Band at 10:30am.  Any other information is posted on the RB Hall web site and also the McGill’s Community Band web site.  As you make your final travel plans to Houlton, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
We ask that you look over the equipment list we will be providing (below).
Massed band will be directed by myself, RB HALL cornet soloist Dennis Harrington, and any visiting directors who wish to take a turn on the podium.  We will work it out when we all gather before the massed band at 12:15pm.
I am looking forward to meeting everyone and hearing your groups.  Safe traveling.  See you soon.
Joe Fagnant, Director
McGill’s Community Band
(207)694-3041 Please call this cell phone number if you have any questions, problems or issues while traveling on June 25th.


The following is a list of equipment we will provide to every band:
Conductors podium
Bass drum with scissor stand
1 snare drum on stand

1 marching snare drum on stand

2 concert toms on stand
Drumset,  bass drum with pedal, 1 mounted tom, floor tom
High hats with stand
Crash cymbal with stand
Ride cymbal with stand
Pair of crash cymbals with stand
Wind chimes with stand attached is also 1 set of 5 granite blocks
1 rhythm tech shaker
1 cowbell
2 maracas
1 tambourine (no head)
1 set of rosewood claves
1 triangle with beater
2 timpani (26 and 29)
2 bass amps
2 wireless microphones with stands


31st Annual R. B. Hall Day—June 25, 2011

McGill’s Community Band of Houlton, Maine, invites you to participate in the 31st annual R.B. Hall Day on Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Monument Park in Houlton.

  • We will be performing in our wonderful amphitheater
  • McGill’s Band concerts draw an audience of 300 plus people on Thursday evenings
  • In case of rain, we will perform in the new Houlton High School 600 seat auditorium
  • Performance schedule will be sent to registered participants
  • Each band will have 30-40 minutes to perform (depending on the number of groups)
  • The massed band will perform at noon…..musical selections to follow
  • Percussion, music stands and band seating will be provided
  • Food vendors, toilet facilities and parking will be available near Monument Park
  • Area accommodations, information and events will be provided
  • More information will be available soon at and

Please complete the attached registration form by April 15, 2011, and return by email to: or by snailmail to: Michael Clark, P.O. Box 745, Houlton, ME 04730

McGill’s Community Band and the Houlton community are proud to host this special day of music featuring Maine’s own “March King”.  We hope you will plan to attend and experience northern Maine hospitality!


Michael Clark
McGill’s Community Band

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