The Cereal City Concert Band:

Conductor   mcllhagga Darin Schmidt earned his Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting from Indiana University-Bloomington, where his teachers included Ray E. Cramer and Steven Pratt. He also studied conducting privately with Donald Schleicher, Bruce Uchimura, and the late Matthew Hazelwood. Darin was Director of Instrumental Music at Lakeview High School for fourteen years before accepting an administrative position. He is currently the Principal of Galesburg-Augusta Middle School.
Mr. Schmidt is also an accomplished percussionist. He studied with Gerald Carlyss (Philadelphia Orchestra, Indiana University) and Judy Moonert (Western Michigan University). He has appeared as a soloist with the Indiana University Concert Band and the Mattawan Band. He was principal percussionist with the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra during Matthew Hazelwood's tenure, and continues to perform with community bands in the greater Battle Creek area.

Mission of the Band:

bullet Provides Battle Creek and surrounding communities with quality band music and

bullet Furthers the cultural growth of the community.

bullet Enhances the many ongoing activities in the Calhoun County area.

bullet Stimulates a continuing interest in instrumental music by offering post secondary school opportunities for its performing members.

bullet Fosters the adult band movement in the Battle Creek area.

The Cereal City Concert Band generally meets from September to May of each year, with rehearsals on Monday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm. Please see our current calendar for more details on our scheduled events.

Membership is limited by instrumentation needed, and by invitation and/or audition.
For more information:

Cereal City Concert Band
80 Sherman Rd
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Ph: (269) 962-2153

Email:  cccb@cerealcityconcertband.org

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