The Chesterfield Concert Band is comprised of musicians from all over Chesterfield County and the surrounding areas. Our membership is quite unique as well as diverse! Some of our members are music educators who are still working in local school systems - others have retired; some people are professional or semi-professional musicians who play regularly in other musical ensembles in the area, yet they want to play in this band with other musicians of every level who only play in this band, or perhaps with a church or other small band. Some of our band members played in bands in high school or college, and joined us when they decided to start playing their instruments again.
To become a member of the Chesterfield Concert Band, you must be 18 years of age or older, provide your own instrument, and be able to read and play at a minimum - Grade 3 level music. If you are interested in playing in our Concert Band, please contact us at 804-748-7411, or send an email through this website.
You will be referred to the Section Leader for the instrument that you play, who will contact you to give you more information about the band and the section, and let you know if there is an opening in that particular section. If there is not an opening, the Section Leader will ask if you would like to leave your information with them to be contacted when an opening does become available.
If there is an opening in the section, you will be invited to a rehearsal where you will be seated next to the Section Leader. The Section Leader will evaluate you for a period of up to six weeks to determine which part is best suited for you in the section. The determination may be made at any time during that six weeks. There are no "seats" or "chairs" in this band, each Section Leader has the discretion to determine where parts are seated in their section. In the rare instance that someone is not able to read and play the music, the Section Leader and/or Director would have a discussion with the prospective member that they do not meet the minimum membership requirements.
Membership in the Jazz Band Ensemble is by invitation only.