A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BAND
In the spring of 1990, the Cottonwood Civic Club placed an announcement in the newspaper that they were interested in assisting in a project that would benefit the Cottonwood Community. Madison Myers responded to the announcement with the idea of forming a community band. The Cottonwood Civic Club was enthusiastic, but was not able to financially support the endeavor. However, this was the impetus needed for Madison to gather a group of musicians to form a band.
The original band consisted of eight members. Through the years, the band grew to its current size of almost 50 members. The members range in age from high school students to retirees in the community. They hail from Sedona, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Camp Verde and throughout the Verde Valley. The band was incorporated as a non-profit organization in January 2001.
Presently, the Cottonwood Community Band presents four concerts per year and provides music for various community events such as Verde River Days, the Jerome Elks Lodge Flag Day Celebration, and the Clarkdale Fourth of July Celebration.
Officers and Board of Directors
John Kinnamon – President
Gloria Vander Peut - Vice President
Karen O'Regan – Secretary
Neil Rosenow – Treasurer
Musicians - listed alphabetically
Gloria Vander Peut
Jim Van Lieu
Dr. Sy Brandon