Virtual MASCB performance is now up!


Columbia Bands, Inc. is a community-focused performance organization comprised of three different ensembles: the Columbia Concert Band, Flute Cocktail, and the Columbia Big Band. Here's what's happening in our little corner of Maryland:

A handful of Columbia Concert Band members performed as part of the worldwide Virtual Concert Band this month. Check out the pics and links!

As with most other musicians around the world, the CBI ensembles are feeling the sting of not being able to rehearse together or to bring you the excellent performances you've come to expect from us. While we follow the necessity of physical distancing, we know this is only temporary and we hope to return to local stages when it's safe to do so.

In the meantime, the Columbia Concert Band, Flute Cocktail, and the Columbia Big Band wish everyone good health, both physical and emotional. We look forward to performing for you and celebrating with you face-to-face when this is all over!

​Donating to Columbia Bands will help us to continue providing great performances, and will support the arts as a whole. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity, which means your donation is tax-deductible. Receipts are available upon request.


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Performance Schedule

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The Columbia Concert Band performs contemporary and traditional band music at three school-year concerts and usually two outdoor summer concerts, and is directed by Michael Blackman.
The Columbia Big Band is a community jazz ensemble that rehearses and performs music ranging from jazz/swing to rock to Latin, at concerts, dances, and other events, and is directed by Matt Pisarcik.
Flute Cocktail performs original flute repertoire and arrangements of orchestral, folk, swing, and world music at public and private venues and events throughout the year, and is directed by Dr. Linda Kirkpatrick.