The Charleston Community Band

News for Band Members

Rehearsals moved to SOA

We are temporarily losing our rehearsal space in the Citadel band room starting with the May 10 rehearsal until further notice. The band room building is going through some major renovations this summer and will be closed for the entire summer.

Starting May 10, we will be rehearsing in Basil's band room at the School of the Arts in North Charleston at our regular time (7:15). Basil has supplied the attached map of the campus. Please refer to the map when reading the following instructions from Basil:

Go to the bus entrance and follow the long arrows around to the back. Park along the back road in the parking spaces as indicated.  Go to the main door in the middle of Building 4, the Fine Arts Bldg. I'll make sure there is a sign indicating where you should enter.

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals are Tuesday nights in the Citadel band room from 7:15-9:15 PM. Other rehearsals, such as dress rehearsals and sectionals, may be scheduled as needed by the conductor or section leader. Active members are required to attend rehearsals on a regular basis and are required to attend dress rehearsals for major performances. Members who do not meet these requirements may be barred from the performance. Exceptions may be made by the Section Leader with the concurrence of the Conductor. All members are expected to practice as necessary to learn assigned parts.

Planning for rehearsals and scheduling for concerts is much more effective when the level of participation and instrumentation can be projected. Because of this, regular participation in weekly rehearsals is zealously encouraged. The courtesy of advanced notification to your section leader is greatly appreciated when circumstances prevent your participation in rehearsal or concert.

Call time for concerts (i.e. being there and ready to play) is usually one hour prior to the concert start time. We always appreciate members who are willing to help load the truck at The Citadel band room. This is usually half hour to one hour prior to the call time.

The equipment manager will announce when loading crews are needed and what time to meet at the band room. Volunteers for the loading crew will load equipment to the concert and return it to the band room after the concert. All members who are physically able to participate are expected to volunteer to load equipment throughout the year. Participation by all able members will ensure a fair and equitable distribution of this necessary and vital task.


Concert Dress Code

Informal/Outdoor concerts:
White CCB polo shirt with khaki pants, skirts or shorts

Formal/Indoor concerts:
Men - black suit or tux, black bow tie, white shirt, black dress shoes
Women - black dress or black blouse with black skirt or pants, black hose, black shoes

Music Stand

Please bring a black music stand to all concerts, unless otherwise noted.