Due to inclement weather and unsafe road conditions, our 11/15 rehearsal is cancelled. We will have a make-up rehearsal on TUESDAY, Nov. 20th at 7:00 p.m. in our usual rehearsal place. With concert season quickly approaching, please do everything you can to be there.
The Upper Chesapeake Community Band is under the musical direction of Cliff Thompson.
If you would be interested in joining the UCCB, please come try us out at a Thursday evening rehearsal (check the schedule first). We welcome new members in any instrumental section, but are currently in need particularly of flute, clarinet, bassoon,oboe, trumpet and tuba. The band has a French Horn, a tuba, and a bass clarinet available for use by a member. Please contact us if you have any interest and/or questions regarding joining us.
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The Upper Chesapeake Community Band was founded in 1994. We are an all-age, all-volunteer organization whose purpose is to provide concert music for the surrounding community, and to give adult musicians a way to continue performing after leaving school. Our band plays year-round for local nursing homes, retirement centers, civic functions, parades, Fourth of July celebrations and Christmas concerts. We are supported in part by grants from the Cecil County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council, and by the Rising Sun American Legion. The band has also appeared in concert at the Milburn Stone Theater four times doing two Christmas Concerts, "Showtime Spectacular" with the Showtime Singers of Ellicott City, MD. and celebrating our 15th anniversary.
The Upper Chesapeake Community Band is always looking for new musicians to join us. We have members from ages 13 to senior citizens. They are of all walks of life and levels of musical ability (must be able to play grade 3 music), and there is no audition. If you play an instrument, or once played an instrument, and would be interested in joining us, send a note to our director through the contact us link for more information.