Through the years, community bands have been a principal exponent of American musical culture at the grass roots level, playing for social and ceremonial occasions in bandstands, town halls, and auditoriums. Community bands provide a means for continued musical expression by thousands of talented performers and an important cultural source for audience members.
In 1979, keeping with the spirit of this great American tradition, South Florida based musicians founded the Greater Miami Symphonic Band. The band’s mission was, and continues to be, to provide audiences with high quality symphonic band music, to highlight the diversity of wind band repertoire in performance, and to give regional musicians a gratifying artistic experience. Concerts often feature guest conductors, composers, and soloist, who travel from around the country to perform with the talented, growing ensemble.
Comprised of a diverse group of community members who volunteer their time and talents to the band, GMSB musicians share a common dedication to the study, performance and support of great music. Public performances at both concert halls and outdoor locations give South Florida residents a connection to the beautiful and wide-ranging symphonic band literature.
Did you play an instrument in high school or college? Fine musicians are invited to inquire about auditions and placement opportunities. For more information, please contact us at (305) 273-7687 or send us an e-mail here. (click Join).