Welcome to the Queen City Concert Band website! The Queen City Concert Band calls the beautiful and historic Memorial Hall (next door to Music Hall) its home and is downtown Cincinnati’s only all-volunteer, amateur, adult concert band. We are always looking for new members, so feel free to join us!
The Queen City Concert Band began its long history as the Powel Crosley YMCA Band, under the direction of the locally famous conductor Herbert Tiemeyer, who also started bands at Ys throughout the city. In 1972, Dorothy Kemp assumed the role of conductor, later renaming it The Queen City Concert Band. After Dorothy’s passing in 2006, Jeff Evans took the baton, lending his new tempo to the band, until the Summer of 2009. Now headed up by Associate Conductors Terry Medert and Steve Joos, the QCCB proudly performs in parks, retirement homes, festivals, and community events.