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 spring rehearsals on January 31, 2018 in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Massey Family Rehearsal Room. Rehearsals, which will be held on Wednesdays from 7 until 9 p.m., will focus on preparation for a special 25th anniversary spring concert commemorating the ensemble and its prior directors. The spring concert will be held on Thursday, April 26 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 join. Serious high school participants are also welcome.
For information on joining the ensemble, please use the form below to contact Eric Simpson.