Michael J. Wiese
Pat Authement
   Vice President
Barbara Whaley
   Vice President
Robert Whaley
   Vice President
Susanne Authement
   Recording Secretary
Barbara J. Brana
   Corresponding Secretary
Howard I. Goldman
Haroune Alameddine
Fern Barber
Sharon Bemath
Dr. Al Frank
Richard Frankel
Pat Furman
Tammy King
Doug Kourtjian
David Londal
Robin Londal
Joline Markovich
Lee Markovich
Susan Siporin
Lloyd Smith
Jeffery Vernon
R. Paul Barber
Gini MacDonald
   Business Manager
Martha Sutton
B. Gabriel Helou
   Equipment Manager

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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 sixty-five member concert band, a twenty piece jazz/dance band, clarinet choir, dixieland band, and other small ensembles. The band is a non-profit organization sponsored by individual, business, and corporate patronage as well as grants from the Farmington Area Arts Commission. The band is guided and operated by a thirty member 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 Area Arts Council.

The band was founded by its present conductor, R. Paul Barber, and his wife Fern, who is the principal clarinetist and concert mistress. 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 twenty years!

The band 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 the past 30 years, and we look forwar to being an important part of your community for many years to come!

Come Join The Band!

Rehearsals are held Monday evenings from 7:30 - 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 (313) 261-2202 or (810) 489-3412.

About the Community ...

More information about our community is available from the following sites:

About Other Community Bands ...

More information about community bands can be found at the following sites:

FCB web pages maintained by B. Gabriel Helou (