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The Western Reserve Community Band is a volunteer music organization sponsored by Hudson Community Education and Recreation, in Summit County, Ohio. The band performs 7 to 10 concerts per year that are free to the public. Performances are at Fellowship Halls of local churches, Hudson Library, Hudson Middle School, the Gazebo on the Hudson Green and elsewhere in and around Summit County. Concerts may feature solo performances by band members. Hudson resident Ralph Meyer who founded the band in 1997 continues in his 23rd year as conductor

The band’s repertoire is an eclectic mix of fine music selected from original compositions for concert band, orchestral transcriptions, music from the Broadway stage and film scores, “big band” favorites, and great marches. The band owns an outstanding concert band library of over 1000 titles

Band members come from all walks of life, and range in age from high school students through retirees. New members are always welcome. While there is no audition, there may be a waiting list for some sections. Please email us at wrcband97@gmail.com for information regarding joining the ensemble.

During calendar year 2022, the band celebrates our pandemic delayed 23rd season as an active community ensemble. The band continues to offer spring, summer and winter performances. Admission is always free. Check the Concert Tab for performance schedule.

Community Bands (source Wikipedia)

A community band is a concert band or brass band ensemble composed of volunteer (non-paid) amateur musicians in a particular geographic area. It may be sponsored by the local (municipal) government or self-supporting. These groups rehearse regularly and perform at least once a year. Some bands are also marching bands, participating in parades and other …

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