Based in northwest Florida and drawing musicians from Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton and Bay counties the Emerald Coast Community Band has been around for nearly a decade. Under the baton of Nancy Thiele we perform four or five times a year for community events and local charitable organizations.
We welcome all ages and skill levels on any band instrument. We don't hold try outs or chair challenges, we're more of a "come one, come all" kind of outfit. During our colder months we're fortunate enough to have some snowbirds join us. Some of them have been returning for several years. The exact size of the band is rather fluid, from 35 to almost twice that.
If you need it we can even help you find an instrument.
Latest Band News.
[December 17] With our 2015 concert schedule behind us it's time to enjoy the holidays with our friends and families. But don't stop the wheels from turning entirely, we have a requirement for some small ensemble work next Feb. Personally, I love small groups; it's like working without a net. Bob G. recently emailed us all a contact sheet listing all our email and phone numbers so soliciting players to join you shouldn't be too difficult.
Our repertoire includes everything from classical to pop, from Sousa marches to Broadway. Several tunes found in our library are the result of band members suggestions, favorites we remember from high school or college. Band members are encouraged to write or arrange scores for the band to try out.
We rehearse on Tuesday nights from 7:00 - 8:30 in the Meigs Middle School band room, 105 Richbourg Ave. in Shalimar, FL. After rehearsal we've been known to retire around the corner to our favorite Cheers style cantina for a bit of socializing.
The band room is in the far southwestern corner of the campus. The following Google app will give you directions to the intersection nearest there. From there go east through the gate and then immediately left. The band room will be the first door on your right.
For more information contact Nancy either by e-mail or phone at 850-865-8902
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