La Plata, MD – The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will host the Southern Maryland Concert Band (SMCB) in the Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater at the La Plata Campus Fine Arts Center October 26, 2019.

The SMCB was formed in 1984 by Charles Armstrong as an all-volunteer, non-profit community-based ensemble of adult and student instrumentalists dedicated to performing quality concert band music for audiences in and around Southern Maryland. Armstrong, a former supervisor of music and longtime band director in the Charles County Public Schools, wanted to recreate the American tradition of community bands in Southern Maryland. Through this vision, the original group, the Community Concert Band Inc. was founded.

Today, SMCB, under the direction of Michael Peerless, is a community-based concert band comprised of amateur and professional community musicians and CSM students. The SMCB remains a popular fine arts fixture in the Southern Maryland music scene, performing concerts throughout the year in their community series and their two concerts on the La Plata Campus.

Community members with woodwind, brass, or percussion experience are encouraged to contact the ensemble to inquire about available openings. CSM students may contact CSM’s Coordinator of Music to register for the band for credit.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for military/seniors/youth. For more information email, call 301-934-7828 or visit online at