The Birmingham Community Concert Band Association is a non-profit organization that sponsors the Birmingham Community Concert Band and the Birmingham Wind Ensemble. Both groups are comprised of volunteer musicians aged from their teens to their '80s. Membership is open to anyone. Clarinets, double reeds, and percussion are particularly welcome to join us! See the Bylaws.
The Birmingham Community Concert Band is conducted by Mr. L. Spencer Shaw , Dr. Johnny Jacobs. and Mr. Rick Starnes , It rehearses on Tuesdays from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the band room at Samford University. The Band presents 3-4 concerts a year between the months of January and November, and in the month of December, it presents 4 concerts of holiday music. Rehearsals are occasionally moved to other locations; newcomers should phone ahead. Check the News for last minute changes.
Here is a map of the Samford campus. We rehearse in "Building 7".
See Programs of past BCCB concerts.
The Birmingham Wind Ensemble is conducted by Mr. DeWitt Self and rehearses on Thursdays from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the band room at Shades Valley High School. Mostly sight reading with occasional performance preparation.
See Programs of past BWE concerts.
Joe Santoro, President and Musical Director (BCCB)
Mearle Danner, Vice-President
DeWitt Self, Musical Director (BWE)
Connie Jemian, Secretary-Treasurer
Christine Curcio, Board Member at Large
John Schoen, Board Member at Large
Richard Humber, Board Member at Large