OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors of The National Concert Band of America (a 501c3 organization) consists of nine members elected from the general membership of the band who have full voting status, and two ex-efficio members. The nine elected members serve three-year terms, with three members elected each year. These elected members may not serve more than two consecutive three-year terms, yet can be elected again after at least a one-year absence from the Board. The Musical Director and Associate Conductor are ex-efficio members of the Board.
President: Rob Ross, Tuba
Vice President: Bruce Gittinger, Cornet
Secretary: David Pritzker, Clarinet
Treasurer: Rick Whittenberger, Cornet
Member-at-Large: Sarah Gale, Clarinet
Member-at-Large: Gary Rathke, Saxophone
Member-at-Large: Gary Moore, Cornet
Member-at-Large: Glenn Scimonelli, Percussion
Musical Director (ex-officio): Melvin Kessler
Associate Conductor (ex-officio): William Terry
CONTACTING THE NATIONAL CONCERT BAND
Questions to any of the above officers, preferably in their designated roles, can be accomplished by using the following e-mail address:
In the “Subject” sector of the e-mail please indicate from the listing above the particular Board member you are addressing your question to.
The National Concert Band of America (NCBA) announces openings for well-qualified musicians on trumpet, trombone and percussion instruments for the 2014-2015 season.
Additionally, musicians on ALL instruments are welcome and encouraged to audition in order to create a pool of performers for anticipated openings, especially percussion, bassoon, all clarinets, saxophone, trombone, and tuba.
Applicants are asked to send an email to: email@example.com with the Subject Header of “NCBA Auditions” for more information.
Candidates may be asked to play briefly for the Music Director and possibly a small panel, then participate in one or more rehearsals, at which point they may apply for membership. Musicians on other instruments (particularly Trumpet and French Horn) are welcome to audition as potential substitutes as the need arises, and for future membership.
The National Concert Band of America rehearses on Monday evenings in Old Town, Alexandria at the Oswald Durant Center from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Concerts are usually performed on Sunday afternoons or evenings, with approximately 8 to 12 concerts per year all over the Maryland, Washington, Virginia metropolitan area, including Sterling, Vienna, Mount Vernon, Manassas, and Annapolis.