The Queen City Concert Band (QCCB) began its remarkable history more than 50 years ago as the Powel Crosley YMCA Band, under the direction of the locally famous conductor Herbert Tiemeyer, who also founded bands at Ys throughout the community.
Dorothy Kemp assumed the role of conductor in 1982, later renaming it the Queen City Concert Band.
After Dorothy’s passing in 2006, Jeff Evans took the baton until the Summer of 2009.
In 2010, director Terry Medert and musical collaborator Steve Joos united until Steve‘s retirement in the spring of 2016.
Over the years, a number of people have joined the conducting team, including Charlie Jacobson and Lee Black.
Terry Medert recently announced his retirement, following 11 years as director.
Today, the band is headed up by co-directors Tasha Aragaki Nakahodo and Rob White.
This close-knit ensemble was proud to be the “house band” at the beautiful and historic Memorial Hall for nearly a decade until the building’s restoration in 2015.
As always, Over-the-Rhine (OTR) remains the QCCB’s campus, as we hold our weekly practices in the School for Creative and Performing Arts’ state-of-the-art band rehearsal facility, while keeping our music library at historic First Lutheran Church.
As the only all-volunteer, adult wind symphony in OTR, we continue to perform at venues throughout this neighborhood and beyond.
We are always looking for new members, so feel free to join us!
The Queen City Concert Band is a Non Profit 501(c)3 Organization