Since 1976, the Band’s philosophy has been any adult who is interested in the purposes of the MCB may be considered a candidate for membership. No formal playing auditions are required to join the MCB. New members are simply asked to stand and tell the band about themselves (e.g. name, place of employment, hobbies, etc.). The MCB philosophy is “no one who wants to play will be turned away.” Prospective new players are invited to review the rehearsal schedule, concert schedule, and Membership Handbook. Then join us at our next rehearsal.
Once a membership request has been accepted, the member remains a member as long as he/she shows musical competence, is current on dues owed the MCB and meets the conditions of membership as stated in the Bylaws.
High school students, who fulfill a musical need or are without a music program in their school, may be accepted as Associate members by the MCB Conductor for a specified time period. Associate members may play only two concerts during the MCB performance season. At the discretion of the MCB Conductor, however, Associate members may be permitted to play in more than two concerts to address specific instrumentation needs. Associate members have no vote and are not required to pay membership dues.