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Concert Band & Ensemble
Columbus State offers instruction and performing groups in Concert Band and various Ensembles, for credit through the music department. Faculty, staff, students and even community members are welcomed into Columbus State’s program to play for non-credit as well.
The instruments in Concert Band include flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion. Rehearsals/classes for Concert band are held Tuesday evenings 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Small Group Instrumental Ensemble class is also offered on Tuesday. Ensembles and Concert Band are under the direction of Mr. Thomas Lloyd.
Spring 2013 Lincoln Theatre Concert
Columbus State Jazz Ensemble will share the concert with the Concert Band.
Columbus State Concert Band at Southern Theatre June 1, 2010
November 2012 Concert
Band Celebrates tenth Anniversary
Columbus State Concert band gave its first concert in November of 1998.
Columbus State Concert Band November 25, 2008 Photo Credit: Harry Kitchen
Original members still performing with the band: Phil Prentice (tuba) Robert Voss (trombone) Ann Eblin (clarinet/saxophone); Thomas Lloyd (band director since 1999) and David Mruzek (first director of the band.) Photo credit: Harry Kitchen
Columbus State Concert Band & Small Group Ensembles
Under the direction of Thomas Lloyd, the Columbus State Concert Band and Ensembles include players from a variety of experience including students, faculty, and community members. Opportunities are available for credit and non-credit participation. Concert Band rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm during Fall, Winter and Spring terms. Ensemble rehearsals are one afternoon or evening per week throughout the year.
Columbus State Concert Band featured Gary Tirey, tuba soloist,
on the March 2003 band concert.
Members of the Columbus State Concert Band performed for the dedication of the Madison County Veterans Memorial in June 2002. Band director Thomas Lloyd is seen leading the singing of the National Anthem.
Columbus State Concert Band with guest soloist Dr. Nicole Charles in the Lincoln Theatre March 5, 2013
Spring Semester 2013 the band will be performing the music of women composers, including the Ohio premiere of music by Julie Giroux and Chen Yi. Works by Cecile Chaminade, Jennifer Higdon, Tania Leon, Anne McGinty, Shirley Mier, and African-American pioneer Florence Price are scheduled to be played. Composer Amy Dunker from Iowa will be conducting two of her compositions.
Spring Concert, Tuesday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom of the Workforce Development building, on campus at 315 Cleveland Avenue.
Columbus State concerts are free. For more information contact tlloyd@cscc.