The Band began in 1973, with a group of 24 players and a small grant which quickly disappeared. The group soon expanded to about 65 members and has remained at that level to this day. The current directors of the band are Keith Heim and Jerry Lackey.
The founding conductor was Brad Kinney, who many of you will remember as a top high school band director in the Nashville Area. Brad passed away about several years ago.
The NCCB was associated with the Metro Schools' Adult Education Program from 1973 until August 2010. No one involved with the NCCB is paid for their services. Conducting and performing are "labors of love". Over the years, the NCCB has had about 400 different members. This has allowed the Adult Community Education Program to continuously offer an opportunity to adults who want to develop and hone their musical skills while offering the Nashville Area Community exposure to the quite competent performance of an adult symphonic wind band. They now rehearse in the facilities of the Tennessee School for the Blind (map).
The NCCB is incorporated as a non-profit educational organization. It does have 501 (c3) tax exemption status from the IRS. It does have an active Board of Directors and the Band as a whole is involved in the acceptance of performances.
NCCB Bylaws can be found here.
If you want more information, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call Dan Shilstat - 615-352-7713 .