Celebrating Over Two Decades of Free Community Music

WHO WE ARE: The Western Reserve Community Band, founded in 1997, has grown to over 60 members from 19 surrounding communities.  Our mission is to provide FREE musical entertainment and cultural enrichment to communities throughout northeastern Ohio.

WHERE WE PLAY: The ensemble has performed at Akron Library Children’s Concert, Hattie Larlham, Hudson Works, Hudson Memorial Day Parade, Laurel Lake, The Elms, Hudson Ice Cream Social, Aurora Fourth of July Festival, Twinsburg Ice Cream Social, Twinsburg Concert on the Green, St. Barnabas Festival, Macedonia Longwood Park & Wizard of OZ Festival, Macedonia Veterans Memorial Park Dedication, Stow Days Ice Cream Social, Stan Hywet Hall, Cuyahoga Falls River Square Amphitheatre, Cleveland Tall Ships Festival, Case Barlow Farms Second Sundays Concert, Hudson Fireworks, Hudson Christkindlmarkt, Hudson Pancake Breakfast, Cuyahoga Falls Bicentennial, Twinsburg Library 911 Memorial, Cuyahoga Falls Italian Festival, Hale Farms, Hudson Summer Music Festival, Kent Home Savings Bank Plaza Concert, Blossom Family Days, St Joan Of Arc Summer Festival, Garfield Reservation Metro Parks, Aurora Independence Village Concert, Summit County Fair Tallmadge, Solon Home Days, Keyser Barn Cuyahoga Falls, Vermilion’s Woollybear Festival, Chapel Hill Mall, Hudson Carols on the Green, Hudson First & Main Movie Night, First Congregational Church Christmas Concert, First United Methodist Church of Akron Christmas Concert, Tallmadge United Methodist Church Christmas Concert, Hudson Holiday Walk, St. Barnabas Christmas Concert, Portage County Sheriff’s Association Ravenna Holiday Concert, Hudson Library Holiday Concert & Teddy Bear Picnic Children’s Concert.

REHEARSALS: Weekly rehearsals are held at the new Hudson Middle School Band Room off South Oviatt Street on Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. to prepare for scheduled concerts & musical activities.

THE MUSIC: The band plays a wide variety of music including marches, overtures, transcriptions, classical, contemporary, instrumental/vocal solos, Broadway show tunes, jazz, popular and patriotic music.  We feature instrumental soloists, vocal soloists and ensembles from within the band membership.

MORE INFORMATION: For more information about our current 2022 season, our rehearsal/performance dates, joining the band, donating to the band or having the band play in your community please call our Conductor, Ralph Meyer, at 216-233-6863 or email [email protected]