About the Clay County Community Band
NOTE: The band has been "inactive" due to the COVID-19 pandemic for the past year. We are very pleased to announce that we will begin rehearsals for the 2021-22 season on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021! In addition, we have begun taking bookings for our concert schedule. The band looks forward to getting back together and will be sharing music with the local community again soon.
PANDEMIC PROTOCOL CHANGE: The CCCB pandemic protocol states that we will follow CDC guidelines to protect our members as well as our patrons. As of July 27, 2021, CDC Guidelines were updated for ALL individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to recommend masks for public indoor settings. All band members must wear a mask to enter rehearsal. Once seated and rehearsal starts, you may remove your mask to play. When not playing, masks should be on. Please click here for the full protocol.
From our founding in 1989 to being declared the official band of Clay County in 2007 and beyond, the Clay County Community Band has continued to develop and expand upon its two fold mission:
First, to provide an arena for local musicians to come together to share in the joy of music making, and to develop their talents in both rehearsal and performance;
Second, to serve our community by performing concerts for pure entertainment, for commemorating holidays, and for charitable fundraising.
In the early years, the Band performed two or three concerts a year. Now we average eight concerts a year, encompassing all of Clay County in our venues.
In the past, the Band has featured well-known guest artists such as Roy McCance on clarinet and UNF Professor Dr. Marc Dickman on euphonium.
In 2008, the Band premiered "Sesquicentennial March and Song" composed especially for our band by Roy McCance and words by Kathy Marsh, to celebrate Clay County's 150th birthday.
We continue to build our repertoire of music, serve the community through many different performances avenues, and build collegial relationships with musicians of all ages and from all walks of life. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like to join the band or if you would like the band to play at your event!