Cleveland Clinic Concert Band
The Cleveland Clinic Concert Band is a group made up entirely of Cleveland Clinic volunteers, or “Ambassadors.” It is a classical wind ensemble, in the tradition of John Philip Sousa and former Clevelander Frederick Fennell, as well as of the concert bands residing where just about all of us went to high school and college.
The Cleveland Clinic Concert Band is the latest in a distinguished series of musical organizations spawned by Cleveland Clinic at various times in its history, beginning with the “Cleveland Clinic Women’s Orchestra” of the 1930s, to the “Arrhythmias” of the 1960s, and the “DNR” and “Skin and Bones” of more recent vintage. The newly formed Arts and Medicine Institute confers further legitimacy on these efforts.
Current Conductor: Roy J. Hawthorne
The current music director and conductor of The Cleveland Clinic Concert Band is Roy J. Hawthorne, a distinguished music educator, composer and conductor of wind ensembles in the Cleveland area. Mr. Hawthorne is a low brass player of distinction.
He has written many acclaimed compositions which have been widely played. He has been with the band since September 2008 and is serving the band well through his musical knowledge, experience and engaging manner.
CCCB Concert Schedule
Dec. 8, Alcazar Hotel
Description of Concert