The CCB is an adult, non-professional, community band made up of members from around the greater Chelmsford area, and serving the same area. We perform several concerts throughout the year, including several summer concerts on the Chelmsford Common. We are a non-profit organization and our funding comes from local state grants, donations, ad revenue, ticket sales, and paid performances.
We rehearse almost every Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts. Members are required to bring their own music stand.
The Chelmsford Community Band always welcomes new members, no matter what instrument you play. However, we currently have an immediate need for the following instruments:
- French Horn
All members of the CCB are expected to:
- Attend rehearsals on a regular basis.
- Practice your music regularly.
- Volunteer. Whether it is serving on our executive board, moving equipment, selling ads and sponsorships, or any of the other many things that need to be done, everyone is expected to volunteer above and beyond playing the music.
- Let the Music Director know if you decide to permanently leave the band.
For formal indoor concerts, the men wear a black suit, white shirt, dark tie (no bow ties, please), and black shoes and socks. The women wear long black skirts or black dress pants with a black blouse.
For summer concerts, we wear our blue CCB shirts with khaki pants.
For parades, we wear our blue CCB shirts and CCB ball cap.
Dues, Auditions, and Details
There is no fee for joining the CCB and we have no dues. You will need to purchase a CCB shirt for our summer concerts.
There are no formal auditions in the CCB. Prospective members meet with the Music Director to arrange a time to rehearse with the band. After the rehearsal, the prospective member and the Director meet again to discuss if the prospective member is comfortable with the difficulty level of the music.