About Us

Columbia Bands, Inc. is a non-profit community organization that gives non-professional musicians the opportunity to rehearse and perform challenging band literature while educating and entertaining the public in Howard County and other Maryland communities.

Michael Blackman, Director
Bill DeVuono, Manager
Mondays, 7:30-9:30
​All year
Dr. Linda Kirkpatrick, Director
Jeanette Donald, Manager
1st & 3rd Sundays, 5:00-7:00
​September - May

Matt Pisarcik, Director
Tom Drake, Manager
Tuesdays, 7:30-9:15
All year

​Participation in music ensembles and related activities is open to all. Qualifications for membership include interest and cooperation in organizational activities along with musical instrument proficiency. Members participate in band activities on a voluntary basis; however, small annual dues and donations are collected to help fund ongoing organizational expenses.

For more information on membership, please visit a group's page or contact the director and manager of the group you are interested in:
Concert Band, Flute Cocktail, Big Band.