Dr. Clyde Thompson , Director
Central Oregon Concert Band , Dr. Clyde Thompson
Director , Pinckney Center for the Performing Arts , June 1. Ticket prices : $6.00 Genral Admission / $4.00 Students and Seniors.BoxOffice.
is now in his
fifth year as Associate Professor of Music at Central Oregon Community College
.In addition to directing the Concert Band , Dr. Thompson
conducts the 110-voice Cascade Chorale and the College Choir.He is active in the Central Oregon region as an adjudicator and clinician , and is a published composer
.This year three of his
works are being published ; two choral compositions are being released by the Lorenz Corporation of Dayton , Ohio
, and an instrumental work , Four Miniatures for Woodwind Trio , is being published by Editions Viento of Portland.Dr. Clyde Thompson holds degrees in Music Composition and Conducting from the University of Minnesota , Eastman School of Music , and the University of Missouri-Kansas City
.Before coming to Central Oregon , he taught at Triton College in Chicago , Illinois , and at Alderson-Broaddus College in West Virginia
A History of the Central Oregon Concert Band
The Central Oregon Concert Band was is a 55-member ensemble made up of adults from all around the Central Oregon region.It was re-established as a college and community band in 1976 to fill a need for local adults to play in a concert and wind ensemble.Thus , the band is in many respects , a continuation of the Bend Municipal Band which had performed earlier in the century.Though the members are from many walks of life ( ranging from music storeowners to state police employees ) , all are students and lovers of band music.
The band is open for membership to musicians in the area and interested parties are encouraged to contact any band member or the director , Clyde Thompson
, at ( 541 ) 383-7517 or by Email.