Entertaining Maryland audiences since 1983

Upcoming Performances
Sunday, December 6, 2015   All CBI Ensembles
3:00 - 5:00pm   River Hill High School
Winter concert   Columbia, MD
Saturday, December 19, 2015   Jazz Band
7:00 - 9:00pm   Howard Co. Hist. Society
Ticketed holiday concert   Ellicott City, MD
Sunday, May 15, 2016
  Concert Band
2:00 - 3:00pm
  River Hill High School
Spring concert
  Columbia, MD
Sunday, May 22, 2016
  Jazz Band
1:00 - 2:00pm
  St. Paul's Lutheran
Spring concert
  Fulton, MD
Sunday, June 12, 2016
  Concert Band
Time TBA
  Venue TBA
MD Band Day
  Bel Air, MD
June 28-July 11, 2016
  Jazz Band
  France, Switzerland,
European Tour
Columbia Bands is a non-profit community organization that gives non-professional musicians the opportunity to rehearse and perform challenging band literature while educating and entertaining the public in Howard County and other Maryland communities.

Michael Blackman directs the Columbia Concert Band and Pete BarenBregge directs the Columbia Jazz Band. Both groups rehearse year-round and play a variety of styles within their respective genres. Len Morse directs Flute Cocktail, which rehearses during the school year.

Participation in music ensembles and related activities is open to all. Qualifications for membership include interest and cooperation in organizational activities along with musical instrument proficiency. Members participate in band activities on a voluntary basis; however, small annual dues and donations are collected to help fund ongoing organizational expenses.

For more information on membership, please contact the director/manager of the group you are interested in: Concert Band, Jazz Band, Flute Cocktail.

Donating to Columbia Bands will help us provide our fans and the public with more great performances, and will support the arts as a whole. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity, which means your donation is tax-deductible. Receipts are available upon request.

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The Columbia Concert Band performs contemporary and traditional band music at three school-year concerts and usually two outdoor summer concerts, and is directed by Michael Blackman.

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The Columbia Jazz Band performs contemporary and traditional swing, Latin, and other jazz styles at public and private venues and events throughout the year, and is directed by Peter Barenbregge.

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Flute Cocktail performs original flute repertoire and arrangements of orchestral, folk, swing, and world music at public and private venues and events throughout the year, and is directed by Leonard Morse.

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