It is with a great deal of sadness that we announce the passing of Chuck Davis. He had been a member of the Bloomington Community Band since 2008 and was first chair clarinet until his health declined in the last several years. He also played in the Heritage Hall Ramblers Dixieland Band and the Hungry 5 German Band. His friendship and generosity to the band will be missed.
BCB Clarinets Kelly Johnson, Nancy Wells, and Richard Denning
Swing Time Big Band at College Mall, Dec 15th
BCB at Redbud Hills Retirement Center, Dec 9th
BCB Flute Choir at College Mall on Dec 8th
Bloomington Bones at Girls, Inc. on Dec 7th
Heritage Hall Ramblers at Girls, Inc. on Dec 7th
The Bloomington Community Band is a volunteer concert band comprised of 50 to 60 musicians at any one time with ages ranging from 18 to 85. Any adult who plays a band instrument may enter the BCB’s membership process without auditioning. The band presents 15 to 20 concerts per year in and around Monroe County at civic events, public gatherings, retirement homes and state parks. In recent years, the BCB has also participated in community band festivals in Terre Haute and Greenwood. Since the BCB’s 1978 revival, hundreds of musicians have participated in the band’s weekly rehearsals and concert programs.
The Bloomington Community Band is a 501(c)3 charitable organization supported by dues, voluntary contributions from members and friends, and special fundraising events. The band’s four affiliate groups — The Swing Time Big Band, The Bloomington Bones, The Hungry Five German Band, and The Heritage Hall Ramblers Dixieland Band – also earn fees. In 2010 the BCB received two major service awards in recognition of its contributions to the community, and in 2012 it was proclaimed the Official Community Concert Band of Bloomington. The band is a member of the Association of Concert Bands.