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About the Band

 

 

Founded in 1981 by its Conductor and Music Director Robert Musser, the band enjoys a regional, national and international reputation.  The Tacoma Concert Band’s mission is to provide the Puget Sound community with a professional quality wind ensemble performing the very finest symphonic band music; to offer a high-quality performance opportunity to local wind and percussion musicians; to support and encourage the region’s school band programs; and to reaffirm the community concert band’s position in American music.  From its beginning concert at Stadium High School in 1981, through a progression of awards, commissions, tours, and guest artists, the TCB has triumphantly reached its 36th year of serving as the Northwest’s premier community symphonic band.

 

The band performs an eclectic blend of musical styles ranging from Bach to Broadway and Strauss to Sousa, with its roots in the tradition of the finest European and American bands and extending through to new music commissioned especially for the band.  Under the direction of Maestro Robert Musser the band has received many awards, including the prestigious Sudler Scroll of the John Philip Sousa Foundation, a national award for community bands of outstanding quality, and awards for excellence from the Tacoma and Pierce County Arts Commissions.  The TCB has released several cassettes, compact discs, and DVD’s.  It has made concert tours of France in 2007, Eastern Europe in 2011, and Spain in 2015.

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