We rehearse and perform year 'round:
Our band has grown substantially, with musicians of all ages -- from
high school players to those well past retirement. We often have over 50 folks at our rehearsals and performances. Come and join us -- there are no try-outs! For App State and
CCC&TI students, you can even take "Concert Band" as a for-credit course.
We now rehearse at first Baptist Church, on the edge of
campus at King and College Streets. Our rehearsal space is near the Fellowship Hall with a direct entrance on the Turchin Center side.
We present more formal concerts in the fall and spring, consisting of traditional concert band arrangements of
many styles, while we still play for community celebrations and events. Our esteemed director, Billy Ralph Winkler, leads the way during the fall and spring
Summer music features pop pieces, marches, show music, patriotic works-all of it fun!
Our "Warm Season" band plays parades, campgrounds, and a series of monthly 'Gazebo Concerts' at the
Rotary Gazebo in Blowing Rock town park -- catch us there on the last Sunday of May, June, July, and August at 2 pm. You can't miss our "red shirt" summer band!