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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

band at Lincoln Theater

Winter Concert 2014



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Columbus State Concert Band at Southern Theatre June 1, 2010Columbus State Concert Band at Southern Theatre June 1, 2010

November 2012 Concert

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Band Celebrates tenth Anniversary

Columbus State Concert band gave its first concert in November of 1998.

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Columbus State Concert Band November 25, 2008            Photo Credit: Harry Kitchen


Original band membersOriginal 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.

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Columbus State Concert Band featured Gary Tirey, tuba soloist,
on the March 2003 band concert.


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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.

Spring 2013


Columbus State Concert Band with guest soloist Dr. Nicole Charles in the Lincoln Theatre March 5, 2013