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NEXT PERFORMANCE: Harts Amphitheatre - September 10

The Upper Chesapeake Community Band would like to announce Cliff Thompson is our new  Musical Director for the 2016 season.

The band is reorganizing and growing but needs additional players in all sections, especially flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, and tuba.  We rehearse on Thursday evenings - (see below).   If you could fill these positions or play any band instrument and would like to join us, please use the Contact Us link


If you would be interested in joining the UCCB, please come join us at a Thursday evening rehearsal (see the schedule link for more detail).  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 and 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.  (See the Contact 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.