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About Us

Mid-Shore Community Band's purpose is:

A. to provide adults, who play or have played band instruments, the opportunity to contribute to the musical environment of the areas the Band serves, whether local, state, national, or international with particular emphasis on its home base of the mid Eastern Shore of Maryland.

B. to provide an opportunity for amateur and professional musicians to participate in group playing of music, improve their musicianship, develop the ability to direct their individual musical skills into the form required by the ensemble placing the objectives of the group to the fore, and to explore and develop an interest in the wide spectrum of musical styles that constitute the repertoire of the Concert Band

C. to provide an opportunity for contact between and among musicians, both amateur and professional.

D. to create and maintain an interest in Concert Band music in the community.

E. to support other non-profit and educational organizations in the areas the Band serves by providing musical entertainment.

Board of Directors:

Craig Duerling - President
Cambridge, MD
Donna Ewing - Member-at-Large
Easton, MD
Vicki Lane - Treasurer
Easton, MD
Jay Harford - Member-at-Large
Trappe, MD
Willie Pogue - Band Manager (Ex-Officio)
Easton,MD
Kim Hyatt - Member-at-Large
Ridgely, MD
Jake Jacobs - Member-at-Large
Ridgely, MD
Tracie Thomas - Member-at- Large
Easton, MD

Membership

Any adult or qualified high school junior or senior who possesses the necessary artistic skills and temperament is eligible for membership. The MSCB does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran’s status, marital status, or sexual orientation. Any adult instrumentalist desiring to play in the Band may be a member, subject to the Band's instrumentation needs. High school students will be invited at the discretion of the Music Director.

History

Mid-Shore Community Band was formed in September, 2009 by our Music Director Emeritus, Matt Fullerton. Matt sensed that there were many musicians in the community that wanted to play their instruments, but there was no local organization in which to participate. Fifty people responded to his call to form a band. We started rehearsing weekly on September 8, 2009, and we performed our inaugural concert on Sunday, October 25, 2009 at the Elk's Lodge in Easton. The band was originally called the Easton Community Band, but in early December 2009 we changed the name to Mid-Shore Community Band to reflect the area that we intended to serve.

At the end of 2015, Matt Fullerton resigned as Music Director because he was having to miss too many famly events such as sports, concerts, recitals, etc. John Banghart became our Interrim Music Director at the beginning of 2016. EJ Oesterle, took over as Music Director in June of 2016. EJ joined Mid-Shore Community Band as a percussionist,and is the band director at Lockerman Middle School in Denton.

Contact Us:

The best way to contact us is via e-mail at info@mscb.org.