The Cape Cod Concert Band was born in 1974 as the Cape Cod Conservatory Wind Ensemble. Conductor Tony Stevens, known to many Cape Codders as the Director of the award-winning Barnstable High School Band, began the Wind Ensemble with the blessing and support of the fledgling Cape Cod Conservatory.

In 1994, after twenty years of outstanding work with the group, Tony moved off our podium to pursue other musical interests. Director John Hagon took over the leadership of the band in 1995.

A few years later–after so many years of explaining what a “wind ensemble” is–members of the band decided to change our name to the Cape Cod Conservatory Concert Band. (Turns out that name needs some explaining, too!)

Almost forty years after its founding, the band declared its musical independence from the Conservatory, setting forth on its own as the Cape Cod Concert Band. The CCCB purpose is twofold: to provide lifelong educational and musical opportunities for skilled community musicians and to enhance the cultural and musical life of Cape Cod.

Full band of concert musicians stands on a stage in front of the Cape Cod Concert Band mermaid logo wearing black clothing with "Democracy Rocks!" concert poster on the shirt fronts.

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  • No Strings Attached!

    The Cape Cod Concert Band plays Pops, but we aren’t an orchestra. We play woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.

    The orchestral music on our programs has been transcribed for band. Without those violins stealing the show, our wind players have more moments in the limelight!

    We play plenty of music written specifically for concert band.  That  repertoire includes much more than the usual marches—but you can bet that we play a killer Stars and Stripes Forever!