The Maryville College-Community Concert Band (MC3Band)serves a dual purpose: to provide a means of artistic expression for all its members (community, faculty, staff, and student) within the wind band medium, and to provide Maryville students with the opportunity to perform and learn within a large ensemble setting. Established in 1992 by Professor Larry Smithee, the band was conducted by Mr. Tom Delozier from 2012-2015. Band members include working musicians, educators, high school and college students, business professionals and retirees from throughout East Tennessee. Six of the current band members are charter members (holding 25 years of membership in the ensemble) and also amongst the performers there are three husband/wife combinations as well as a father/daughter combination. Using a symphonic band instrumentation, the band performs repertoire from the entire scope of the wind band tradition.

The MC3Band, under the direction of Dr. Eric Simpson, will begin fall rehearsals for its 2018-19 concert season on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre. 

Rehearsals, which will be held on Wednesdays from 7 until 9 p.m., will focus on preparation for "Something Old, Something New," a November 8 fall concert that will be held at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts' Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre.  The band will also be performing in "A Celtic Christmas" featuring several Maryville College music ensembles on Tuesday, December 4 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts' Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre.

Area musicians who play a wind or percussion instrument are encouraged to audition.  Serious high school participants are also welcome.  

The band, now in its 26th year, serves a dual purpose: to provide a means of artistic expression for all of its members (community and student) within the wind band medium, and to provide MC students with the opportunity to perform and learn within a large ensemble setting.

For additional details or to schedule an audition, please contact Simpson at eric.simpson@maryvillecollege.edu or use the form below.  

MC3Band Interest Form