ABOUT OUR BAND
The Macomb Area Community Band was formed in 2000 to provide a place for former high school and college musicians to be able to enjoy playing in a concert band. Our members have a variety of musical backgrounds and occupations as well as a range of ages. We all have one thing in common, we enjoy playing concert band music and performing for appreciative audiences.
The band is offered through Chippewa Valley Schools Adult and Community Education program. We rehearse on Tuesdays from 7 until 9:00 PM from mid September through mid June. The band does not rehearse during school district breaks or when schools are closed due to bad weather.
We welcome experienced players of any concert band instruments and we do not require auditions. The group plays music that you probably played in high school band including marches, overtures, Broadway show tunes, concert band standards and popular music from many different decades.
Our band leader is Jack Mixter. Jack is retired from the United States Army where he was a musician in various Army bands throughout his career. Jack also took extensive music and band conducting classes as part of his Army training. Jack has also performed as a member of the Warren, Michigan Concert Band and is still active with the Jump Street swing band.NEW MEMBERS WANTED!!
If you are curious about our group come to a rehearsal and check us out. Bring your instrument and join us.
Many of our members had not played their instruments regularly since high school. A few for as long as 20 or 30 years. It only took a few rehearsals for them to feel confident that they could still play.
We look forward to seeing all of our former members and please bring new members with you.
The band performs a Christmas concert and a Spring concert at Wyandot Middle School for our friends and families. We also perform at the Pine Ridge of Garfield Senior Community and the Shelby Nursing Center at Christmas and in the Spring.This is an enjoyable way for us to give back to the community and to bring some joy to the residents of the these facilities.
UPCOMING CONCERTSSpring concert dates have not been chosen yet. This site will be updated when the concerts are scheduled.