The Somerset County Community Band is an affiliate of Laurel Arts, the rural arts organization serving Somerset County, PA. It was started to give area residents an opportunity to renew their interest in instrumental music.
The band was founded in 1989 by Dan Croft, instrumental music teacher in the North Star School District, and Bob Lockin, Executive Director of Laurel Arts and a former music teacher. Dan retired from SCCB in 2014, and was replaced by Jason June, a tuba player and music educator.
Members range in age from high school students to grandparents. The band practices every Thursday evening at 7:15 in the Somerset Area Junior High School band room. New members are always welcome!
During the summer, the group travels throughout the region, performing at community festivals and other events. By September, preparation begins for the Christmas season.