For its final concert of the summer, the Cookeville Community band featured music from and about places that are, perhaps, even HOTTER that it is in middle Tennessee in July. The concert was conducted by Jackson County High School Band Director, Carroll Gotcher.

The band opened its HEAT themed concert with an exciting selection by Gary Gilroy simply titled FIRE! The concert included other pieces by Glenn Osser, Ferde Grofe, Randall Standridge, Sammy Nestico and Cookeville’s own Robert Jager, retired TTU professor of music. This “hot” concert also featured vocal soloist, Cherry Cole singing, “Too Darn Hot”.

We hope you will join us again in November or December for our annual Christmas and Holiday Concert.
Look for details to be posted here and on our social media sites as well as in local newspapers and on radio.

Concerts in the summer series are scheduled every other Monday night at 7:30 p.m. starting on Memorial Day and this year, continuing through August 8. The Community Band also presented 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).