On Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 7:30 pm, we'll be having our annual post-holiday gathering to turn in music and re-connect with each other and welcome new and returning members! It is not necessary to bring your instrument to this gathering, but bring a snack to share if you'd like to.

If you haven't yet been to our new rehearsal location, it is located across from Zion United Methodist Church. From Rt. 272, turn west onto England Creamery Rd, cross Old Zion Rd, and the Zion sanctuary will be on your right. Our rehearsal building and parking will be on your immediate left.

Our normal rehearsal schedule will resume on Thursday, January 10th at 7:00 PM.

Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Schedule may vary during summer months. Check our announcements page for the latest info. [directions]

The Upper Chesapeake Community Band is under the musical direction of Cliff Thompson. 

The band is reorganizing and growing but needs additional players in all sections, especially percussion, trumpet, low brass and double reeds.  If you could fill these positions or play any band instrument and would like to join us, please let us know.


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. 

If you are not on our mailing list and would like to receive our newsletters, please go to the Contact Us page and send an e-mail with your name, address, and request to be added to our mailing list.

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.