Concert Band

The Bowdoin College Concert Band plays all sorts of music, from classical pieces to student-composed work (Music 2751/2752).

The Bowdoin College Concert Band (BCCB) is open to any and all students, faculty, staff, and community members who enjoy the wind band experience and wish to perform quality music with fellow musicians who share a similar passion. The BCCB performs varied repertoire from the classics of modern wind band literature, to more contemporary band works, to lighter selections such as show tune medleys and marches. BCCB will often premiere original compositions by Bowdoin students, alumni, faculty, and nationally recognized composers. They frequently feature soloists from the Bowdoin community as well as nationally acclaimed performers.

John P. Morneau
Director of the Bowdoin Concert Band
(207) 725-3169

Course Credit

Participating in the concert band counts for one-half credit per semester and is graded on a Credit/D/Fail basis. Up to six credits of ensemble and individual performance courses together may be taken for graduation credit.

Practices and Performances

The ensemble rehearses on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., on the Kanbar Auditorium Stage in Studzinski Recital Hall. The first rehearsal will be Tuesday, September 4; advance auditions are not required. Students are encouraged to enroll for credit (Music 2751/2752).

The Bowdoin College Concert Band performs two major concerts per semester, and occasionally performs at other college events. Additionally, the BCCB has participated in exchange concert programs with Tufts University, Dartmouth College, as well Colby and Bates Colleges.


Some concerts are streamed live and archived footage may be available as well at "Bowdoin Talks."

Concert Band dress rehearsal for November 2016 performance
Concert Band dress rehearsal for a November 2016 performance