About The Band ...
The Farmington Community Band, founded in 1966
as the Farmington Civic Band, has grown from the initial six-member
group to encompass today's eighty-member Concert Band, a twenty-piece
Jazz Band, Clarinet Choir, Dixieland Band, Flute Ensemble, and several
other small ensembles. The FCB is a non-profit organization sponsored
by individual, business, and corporate patronage as well as grants
from corporations such as Target. Additional support is provided by
the Farmington Hills Special Services, Cultural Arts Division.
The FCB is guided and operated by a Board of
Directors representing all facets of the community. The Board conducts
business at regular quarterly meetings and assigns the daily operation
to the executive board and the professional staff which includes the
conductor, business manager, librarian, and equipment manager. The FCB
is active in the community as a member of the Farmington Community Arts
The FCB was founded by R. Paul Barber and
his wife Fern. They envisioned a quality musical group that would
not only entertain audiences, but also provide an outlet for this
area's many talented musicians. Membership is open at all times to any
adult, and by audition to qualified high school students. The current
membership represents a wide variety of occupations from many different
communities. Several members have been with the band for over thirty
The FCB has changed its appearance since
its inception, but the goal to provide the Farmington area with
quality musical opportunities for performers and audiences alike has
remained. We thank you for your enthusiasm and financial support that
has allowed us to continue this endeavor for 48 years, and we look
forward to being an important part of the community for many years to
Come Join The Band!
rehearsals are held Monday evenings
from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Harrison High School music suite.
Membership is open to all adults. Qualified high school students
may audition. For further information call (734) 261-2202