The Cookeville Community Band, conducted by Carroll Gotcher, will present “Snapshots of America” on Monday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dogwood Park Performance Pavilion. This concert is free and the public is invited to attend.

This concert will include musical images of life in America from rural country lanes to busy city scenes—from bluesy jazz clubs to quaint pastoral churches, including music from Clare Grundman, Arthur Pryor, Aaron Copland, Robert Russell Bennett and Frank Tichelli.

Dr. Wonkak Kim, professor of clarinet at Tennessee Tech University, will be featured in the "Artie Shaw Clarinet Concerto" with the band.

Also, please enjoy our pre-concert chamber music this week in front of the concession stand. This week’s chamber ensemble will be our trombone section performing a number of popular tunes.

Concerts in the summer series are scheduled every other Monday night at 7:30 p.m. starting on Memorial Day and continuing through August 8. The Community Band will also present an Independence Day Concert on Sunday night, July 3, to coincide with the Fourth of July activities planned by the City of Cookeville and the Department of Leisure Services.

The Cookeville Community Band is comprised of musicians from the entire Upper Cumberland area. The members come from every walk of life and every age, from high school students to senior adults—people who love playing their instruments and taking part in the great American concert band tradition.

For information about the band and its upcoming or past concerts, visit CookevilleCommunityBand.org. Follow the band on Facebook at facebook.com/CookevilleCommunityBand and on Twitter @Cookeville_Band.

Anyone interested in joining the band should complete and submit the Cookeville Community Band Commitment Form.

The Cookeville Community Band would like to thank its faithful followers and concert attendees as well as those who support the band!


If the decision is made to cancel an outdoor concert in the Summer Concert Series for weather-related concerns or another reason as deemed necessary by the Cookeville Community Band leadership, the concert will be rescheduled for the following Monday evening, unless another event is already scheduled at the Dogwood Park Performance Pavilion for that date.

Announcements will be made prior to a canceled concert on this web site and the Band's social media outlets (currently, Facebook and Twitter).