The Capital Area Concert Band is comprised of musicians of all ages and professions including past music educators, medical professionals, teachers and music lovers. We have several college students, retired and semi-retired members as well as veterans from several U. S. military services. We even have a German language translator. All members enjoy the camaraderie of belonging to a musical organization and performing concerts for our supportive families and the general public.
Our repertoire consists of the usual and unusual selections of grade 3 thru 5 wind band music. We perform patriotic pieces, marches, overtures, medleys, musicals, show tunes, and a few old gems as we find them. Music is often tailored to meet the requirements of an upcoming concert or occasion. We make rehearsing an enjoyable event as we endeavor to produce music of merit while we improve our musical skills.
Rehearsals have been cancelled as we have lost our usual rehearsal space due to Covid-19. We are looking for a new home and hope to resume our usual Monday evening 7:00-8:30 rehearsals this September. We have always ceased rehearsals during the summer to allow members vacation time. Visitors, no matter what you play (except bagpipes) are always welcome and you are invited to “sit in” anytime. Even though we are a wind band, we had a “Cellist” sit in with us one evening! If you are interested in attending a rehearsal or becoming a member please look at the our contact page for information.
Funding any non-profit organization is a challenge and we are no exception. We encourage member donations of $35.00 per term to help defray our expenses. We will not turn anyone away who cannot afford to contribute monetarily to the band. Donations may come in other forms such as sheet music, percussion equipment or other items that greatly contribute to our success. We have a WISH LIST page for you to review and of course our most desired wish is for a place we can call “home”!