The Camden Community Concert Band held its organizational meeting and first rehearsal on March 10, 1980, with 52 members in attendance. The first concert was presented eight weeks later on May 4 as a part of Camden’s Music, Arts, Drama (MAD) Festival.
"After 30 plus years as the CCCB founding conductor, Pat Wylie is retiring. This year’s season is dedicated to Pat. We have been very lucky to have continued as a group for this long and we owe that to Pat and his musical talents and leadership," said Johnny Deal, CCCB publicity chair.
"The first concert of Pat’s last season as our conductor will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Rectory Square Park," Deal stated. The music at the event will include many of Pat’s favorites, including "Themes like old times," a piece commissioned by the CCCB; "Hobkirk’s Hill March," composed by Wylie’s son, Carl, some Sousa marches and a few more surprises.
The concert is free and open to the public. Please bring chairs and/or blankets for the concert in the park. In case of rain, the concert will be held at Camden High School.