A Band For All Seasons
The community spirit that was a key ingredient in 19th century community bands is alive and well in the spirit of the band. Indoors or out, the SMCCB offers high quality performances for a broad spectrum of musical tastes. The band performs in true community style, playing in town parks, commons, fields and gazebos throughout the summer. In spring, fall and winter months, the band performs a wide variety of indoor concerts.
Established in 1976, SMCCB is a nonprofit organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501 (c) (3). It is incorporated in the State of Massachusetts as Southeastern Massachsetts Community Wind Symphony, Inc. It is an organization member of the Association of Concert Bands.
The band currently has about 50 musicians of all ages from towns throughout the MetroWest area and beyond - including Barrington, Rhode Island, Quincy, Marlborough, Framingham, Plainville, Mansfield, Ashland, Franklin, Natick, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway, Millis, Milford, Northbridge Upton and more. The band welcomes percussionists, woodwind, reed, and brass players. There are no auditions and a minimal dues fee, however we will not turn away participants for whom that may constitue a hardship. Members only need an instrument, music stand, and a commitment to support the band's fund-raising concerts, ticket sales, and other related activities.