Welcome to the homepage for the Martin Community Band. We are excited to offer this opportunity for musicians of all ages to gather and make a joyful noise for four performances this summer. Please click the text below for more information about the programs, location of rehearsals and performances and answers to frequently asked questions.
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Tuesdays, May 12-June 30
7:00 - 9:00 pm
136 Fine Arts - Band Room
May 28 - MCB Jazz Big Band
June 11 - MC Brass Band
May 21 – “The Charm of Days Gone By”
|Ward||Star Spangled Banner|
|Lampe/Park||The Watermelon Club|
|Sousa||The Gliding Girl|
|Johnson||Hen Cackle Rag: A Barnyard Disturbance|
|Balfmoor||McAlheeny’s Cake Walk|
|Pryor||“Southern Hospitality” Rag-Time Cake-Walk|
|Grundman||American Folk Suite No. 3|
|King||The Iowa Band Law March|
May 28 – “Swing into Martin,” with the Martin Community Big Band
|Miller||In the Mood|
|Nestico||Fly Me to the Moon|
|Warren/Carubia||Chattanooga Choo Choo|
|Ellington/Clayton||Do Nothin’ ‘til You Hear from Me|
|Porter/Paich||Begin the Beguine|
|Duke||April in Paris|
|VanHeusen/Wolpe||Come Fly with Me|
|Jones/Collins||I’ve Got You Under My Skin|
June 4 – “A Night at the Opera"
|Wagner/Cailliet||Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral|
|Weber/Barker||The Phantom of the Opera|
|Gershwin/Barnes||Porgy and Bess|
|Copland/Singleton||The Promise of Living from The Tender Land|
|Massenet/Brand||Meditation from the Opera Thais|
June 11 - Martin Community Brass Band, Program TBA
June 18 – “Ole Man River”
|Fucik/Blahnik||The Mississippi River|
|Smith||The Great Steamboat Race|
|Strauss||The Blue Danube|
|Arr. Swearingen||Deep River|
|Bulla||Legend of Knife River|
July 2 – “Star-Spangled Celebration,” with guest ensemble, The David Johnson Chorus
|de Haan||Remembrance Day|
|Sousa||Stars & Stripes Forever|
|Bilik||American Civil War Fantasy|
|Selection from The David Johnson Chorus|
|Selection from The David Johnson Chorus|
|Berlin/Emerson/Murtha||Irving Berlin’s America|
|Lowden||Armed Forces Salute, with The David Johnson Chorus|
|Wilhousky||Battle Hymn of the Republic, with The David Johnson Chorus|
|Berlin/Christopher/Moss||God Bless America|
September 5 – “Heroes” at the Tennessee Soybean Festival
|Elfman/Story||The Batman Theme|
|Silvestri/Brown||Captain America March|
|Black Sabbath||Iron Man|
A place for local musicians to gather, perform and also to provide the community with concert series that will bring the community together once per week, provide cultural enrichment and economically benefit our downtown businesses.
Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, May 12 from 7:00-9:00 pm and will continue on all Tuesday evenings through June 30. Rehearsals will be held in the Band Room of the Fine Arts Building, Room 136.
There will be five performances May 21, June 4, June 11 - MCB Jazz Big Band, June 18, July 2. All performances will take place in Festival Park in downtown Martin. Rain site is the Fulton Theatre of the Fine Arts Building on the UT Martin Campus.
We will play almost all types of music. The basis will be music from the concert band repertoire, but the programs will feature marches, overtures, suites, Broadway medleys, and folk songs. There will be something for every musical palate.
Musicians of all ages! This ensemble's membership will draw from adult community musicians, local band directors, college students (both music majors and non-majors), and local high school and middle school musicians. In addition to being a great opportunity for adult community musicians to play, it is a fantastic opportunity for young musicians to perform in an ensemble with more mature players, thus accelerating their development as musicians.
All players are welcome! If someone hasn't played in thirty years, then this is a perfect opportunity to dust off the instrument and rediscover the joys of making music!
Having a community band in Martin will provide the musicians the opportunities to perform and build connections as well as bringing the community together in a relaxed, festive and family-friendly performances. In addition, it is our hope that our downtown businesses will benefit from the audiences in attendance at the performances.
There is no limit - the more the merrier! Please notify John Oelrich ( email@example.com | (731) 881-7403) if you would like to play so we can insure there are enough folders, chairs and stands.
No. While musicians are encouraged to play the whole season, they do not have to commit to playing all of the performances. It is strongly encouraged that you attend both rehearsals of the performances you commit to playing.
Calendar of Events
SMB Exhibition Performance McNairy Central HS
UTM Football Game (Austin Peay/Homecoming)
West Tennessee Marching Championships
UTM Football Game (EKU)
Veterans Day Parade (Marching Band)
Learn about the UTM Band events.
Become part of UTM's community band.