The Capitol Sounds Concert Band in Montgomery, Alabama, is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization supported by the City of Montgomery Parks and Recreation Department.
The current band was organized in 1972 as a recreational activity of the old Cloverdale Community Center by a small nucleus of former high school and college band members. It was known as the Montgomery Community Band. In July of 2000, the members voted to change the name to the Capitol Sounds Concert Band.
The band performs a wide variety of music, including marches, classical, patriotic, show tunes, jazz and swing. In addition, the band performs music written especially for concert band.
The membership represents a broad spectrum of backgrounds including doctors, educators, lawyers, military personnel, senior adults and college students. Most of the players live in the Montgomery area but some come from towns in the counties surrounding Montgomery.
New members are always welcome. Membership is open to all who have finished high school and want to continue playing in a concert band. Students at Alabama State University, Auburn-Montgomery, Faulkner, Huntingdon College and Troy University are welcome. Students enrolled at Auburn-Montgomery may obtain credit for participating in the Capitol Sounds Concert Band.
The band provides an opportunity for musicians to enjoy a challenging and rewarding experience to play in a quality level concert band. This organization is continuing the tradition of providing concert band music for the many activities and occasions that take place in the capital city each year. In addition, the band performs several concerts each year for Montgomery and the surrounding area.