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Ketchikan Community Concert Band

When KCCB was created in 2001, Roy McPherson was the instigator, music director and organizer of the project. The impetus behind the Band was that there were so many adults in the community had nowhere to play their instruments. As the Band grew and became a 501c3, the newly formed Board of Directors began taking on some of the organizational responsibilities. In 2018, Roy McPherson, after over 50 years of teaching music, retired from the Directorship of KCCB and took up playing euphonium in the Band. Roy did not make this decision lightly not wanting to quit the leadership until there was someone to replace him. Roy found his replacement in Jeffery Karlson. Jeffery grew up in Ketchikan and excelled at trumpet, he went to Interlochen high school and then on to Manhattan School of Music. Jeffrey took over the music director position for KCCB in the Fall of 2019.

KCCB rehearses on Mondays from 7 to 8:30pm at the First Assembly Church of God.

In 2022 KCCB will present two performances. The first will be during the IDEA Festival, Saturday, November 26th, 7pm at the Kayhi Auditorium. The performance, "Storytelling in Music: Folk Songs and Shanties" will be preceded by a Concert Talk by Jeff Karlson. KCCB will also be presenting small ensembles playing holiday music at the Plaza.

Tickets and an opportunity to support the Ketchikan Community Concert band with your donation are available below. 

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