Entertaining Maryland audiences since 1983

Upcoming Performances
Sunday, December 17, 2017
  Concert Band & Big Band
3:00 - 4:45pm
  River Hill High School
Free winter concert
  Clarksville, 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 Robert Miller directs the Columbia Big Band. Both groups rehearse year-round and play a variety of styles within their respective genres. Dr. Linda Kirkpatrick 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, Big 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 Big Band is a community jazz ensemble that rehearses and performs music ranging from jazz/swing to rock to Latin, at concerts, dances, and other events, and is directed by Robert Miller.

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

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