Lafayette Concert Band
The Lafayette Concert Band continues to make significant contributions to the cultural life of Lafayette and Acadiana by providing its members with opportunities for musical growth and its audiences with concerts of high quality. The LCB presents formal performances of traditional and contemporary wind band literature as well as more informal "pops" and outdoor concerts throughout the season.
A part of the Lafayette musical community since 1982, the LCB is comprised of 65 talented woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists. Members come together on Tuesday evenings to rehearse at the Edgar Martin Middle School Bandroom. They travel from more than fifteen communities surrounding Lafayette where they pursue careers as varied as accounting, education, engineering, computer science, homemaking, banking, medicine, law and retirement.
The Lafayette Concert Band functions through the guidance of a Board of Directors, who are active members of the band and who, in addition to playing time, contribute many hours to the management of the organization. Funding is provided by Season Memberships, Ticket Sales, and Friends of the Lafayette Concert Band.
LCB is proud to have hosted the 1997 National Convention of the Association of Concert Bands. Members of the Association from throughout the United States were welcomed to the heart of "Cajun Country" and were treated to the wonderful "joie de vivre" of Acadiana.
In 1999 the Lafayette Concert Band was one of two recipients of the Sudler Silver Scroll, an award recognizing community bands of excellence. The award is administered by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. In 2001 the band accepted an invitation to perform at the National Convention of the ACB in Pensacola, Florida.