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Abel Ramirez, Director

The Del Mar College Concert Band is an ensemble with a vision. Made up of both music majors and non-music majors, the band has an open enrollment. The DMC Concert Band performs four major concerts a year (two per semester) as well as for other events including the DMC Honor Band concert, the Music Department "Holiday" concert, DMC commencement activities, and other Music Department events. If you have ever attended one of the band's concerts, you know they are more than concerts - they are events and not to be missed! Many of these concerts are regularly broadcast to a larger audience on television through DMC TV. The ensemble seeks to perform the best music written for winds. This mission includes performing music from the standard band repertory as well as performing new works. The last concert of each school year is dedicated to playing these newer works and this concert is a key part of the DMC Music Department's newly christened "Composition Symposium."

Annually members of the Concert Band participate in the TCCBDA All-State band in conjunction with the TMEA Convention.  Other such opportunities include performing with the CBDNA Small School Intercollegiate Band in conjunction with that organization's semi-annual national convention.

All Concert Band concerts are free and open to the public.  All performances are held in the Richardson Performance Hall and begin at 7:30 PM.