The Southern Maryland Concert Band performs at CSM's La Plata Campus Oct. 26 at 8 p.m.

CSM Hosts Southern Maryland Concert Band

News Release, College of Southern Maryland

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will host the Southern Maryland Concert Band (SMCB) in the Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater at the La Plata Campus Fine Arts Center, Oct. 26.

The SMCB was formed in 1984 by Charles Armstrong as an all-volunteer, non-profit community-based ensemble of adult and student instrumentalists dedicated to performing quality concert band music for audiences in and around Southern Maryland. Armstrong, a former supervisor of music and longtime band director in the Charles County Public Schools, wanted to recreate the American tradition of community bands in Southern Maryland. Through this vision, the original group, the Community Concert Band Inc. was founded.

Today, SMCB, under the direction of Michael Peerless, is a community-based concert band comprised of amateur and professional community musicians and CSM students. The SMCB remains a popular fine arts fixture in the Southern Maryland music scene, performing concerts throughout the year in their community series and their two concerts on the La Plata Campus.

Community members with woodwind, brass or percussion experience are encouraged to contact the ensemble to inquire about available openings. CSM students may contact CSM’s Coordinator of Music to register for the band for credit.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for military/seniors/youth. For more information email, call 301-934-7828 or visit online at


CSM Southern Maryland Concert Band Concert. 8 p.m., Oct. 26. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center (FA Building), Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The Southern Maryland Concert Band, under the direction of Michael Peerless, a community-based concert band comprised of amateur and professional community musicians and CSM students, will perform$10 adults, $8 seniors/military with ID/youth of high school age and younger. boxoffice@csmd.edu301-934-7828,

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