Birmingham Community Concert Band Association

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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)
(205)426-1221
jsantoro@bham.rr.com

Mearle Danner, Vice-President
jmdanner@samford.edu

DeWitt Self, Musical Director (BWE)
dself8888@charter.net

Connie Jemian, Secretary-Treasurer
secbccba@gmail.com

Christine Curcio, Board Member at Large
curcio@uab.edu

John Schoen, Board Member at Large
schoenfinancial@charter.net

Richard Humber, Board Member at Large
rhumber@lawsonstate.edu

Kenneth Sloan
Last modified: Tue May 26 2009