Entertaining Maryland audiences since 1983

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Upcoming Performances
Sunday, February 15, 2015
3:00 - 4:00pm
Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair

Sunday, May 17, 2015
1:00 - 2:30pm
Spring concert

Sunday, August 23, 2015
Private event


April, 2015

May 3, 2015
Spring concert

Jazz Band
Rockville, MD

Flute Cocktail

Jazz Band
St. Paul's Lutheran
Fulton, MD

Jazz Band
Sherwood Forest Club
Sherwood Forest, MD


Flute Cocktail
Christ Memorial Presbyterian
Columbia, MD

Concert Band
River Hill High School
Columbia, MD

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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