Since 1998 the RGV Concert Band has been presenting six concerts each year to Valley residents from January through March. In addition, a Christmas Concert is given by “early arrivals” and a combined concert with vocal groups is given semi-annually in March.
This season after a break due to “covid,” the band members joyously began practice in November 2021, and presented a Christmas Concert in December. The band is currently giving concerts in 55+ parks throughout the Valley.
Made up mainly of Winter Texans, with lots of help from local younger residents, the band currently has about 45 members. Director Gene Goede leads the Sunday afternoon concerts that provide audiences with an hour of music from marches, Broadway, world masters, big band and more. In a 2010 news article, it cited “the Rio Grande Valley Concert Band is preserving lovely music.”
The schedule for the 2022 season is (all times are 3 p.m.) Sunday, February 6, Alamo Palms Mobile Park, Alamo; Sunday, February 13, McAllen Mobile Park, McAllen; Sunday, February 20, Winter Ranch RV Resort, Alamo; Sunday, February 6, Casa Del Sol MH/RV Resort; and Sunday, March 13, Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr.
If you can read music and play a standard band instrument, we invite you to join us. Please contact Mr. Gene Goede at (956) 682-9225 for an audition and additional information.