Harrisonburg-Rockingham Concert Band

 

A Brief History

 

The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Concert Band has been playing music in the Shenandoah Valley for over 25 years.  The band traces its lineage back to the late 19th/early 20th century, but took the form of the modern-day concert band in 1983.  The band is made up of musicians from middle school age to Golden Agers with backgrounds in music ranging from novice to professional.  The HRCB was formed exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to benefit the community through the practice, performance and presentation of concert band music.  The band provides an artistic and recreation experience for anyone wishing to pursue instrumental music in the traditional concert band format.


The HRCB performs throughout the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.  Some of the band’s regular performances include the summer concert series at James Madison University, the Bridgewater Summer Concert Series, visits to area retirement homes, and the annual “Celebrate America! 4th of July Concert” with the Shenandoah Valley Choral Society, and culminates with several Christmas performances.


The band is under the direction of Keith Hoodock. Keith owns and operates Bridgewater Music Studios, LLC. He has a B.I.S from James Madison University where he studied instrumental music pedagogy and is a licensed music teacher. He has performed with many big bands and small groups in the Washington D.C. area and currently performs

throughout the Shenandoah Valley with a number of groups.  He is the

founder and director of Valley Jazz and has served as assistant director

of the New Horizons Concert Band at James Madison University since 2008.


For more information contact:

Cathy Brown, HRBC President

  1. J.Frank Hillyard MS Bands

Hawks Hill Drive

Broadway, VA 22815

email: cbrown@rockingham.k12.va.us