The Olney Concert Band
The Olney Concert Band (OCB) is a non-profit, community-based band formed in 1985 and currently in its 33rd season. OCB offers a challenging outlet to local musicians of all ages (from high school to long-retired adults) who enjoy the thrill of making music together. The band draws its membership from the greater Olney area as well as other parts of Montgomery, Howard, and Prince George's Counties and surrounding areas. OCB provides entertainment and exposure to the Arts, and forms an integral part of the program at community festivals, celebrations, and charity events. The band also performs for residents of assisted and independent living facilities who may be unable to travel to, or afford to pay for, other musical performances. OCB prides itself in performing a wide range of musical styles such that audience members of all ages and backgrounds can experience a personal connection to the performance.
What members say:
“Every section of the OCB has at least one member that I’ve known for many years.”
“I started to play again, enjoying every minute, but something was missing - the experience of playing with a group, with other musicians
who complete the melody and harmony, and who need me to play the right notes at the right time with the right intonation and rhythm.”
“I was encouraged to play what I could and sit out when I needed to. As time passed I became more confident and more proficient.”
“Community music is something special and OCB is one of the most joyful groups I’ve ever had the pleasure to play with.”