The Collins Aerospace Band is a concert band, and plays a wide variety of music: marches, show tunes, big band swing, polkas, and popular favorites. The Brass Ensemble is a smaller, brass-instrument group, focusing on Brass Quintet music (classical, swing, jazz, showtunes, etc.).
The band and brass ensemble are always open to anyone who would like to join. Bring your instrument and a music stand and have fun!
We rehearse Monday evenings at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria of Building 120 on C Ave NE (East side of street, south building). Check back for dates on upcoming performances.
The band has performed since 1982 at venues within Collins facilities and around the community. However, some form of the band has been in existence at Collins since the late 1940s!
We are sponsored through Collins Aerospace Employee Services, and receive financial support from the company to purchase new music and supplies. Additionally, band members pay $10 dues each year as a way to help offset incidental expenses.
The Collins Aerospace Band consists of a concert band and a brass ensemble. Band members are all volunteers who play for the love of music, camaraderie, and the opportunity to perform within the corporate campus and the surrounding communities.
The concert band has had several directors over the years: Tom Mills, Jim Jezek, Drew Miller, and Jim Jezek (again).
The band is always interested in musicians who are interested in conducting a piece in the band during our rehearsals and performances.
The band and brass ensemble provide opportunity for employees, retirees, spouses, and family members to share their musical talents.
We play from September to June, taking a break in July and August.
Both groups rehearse Monday evenings at the Building 120 cafeteria on C Ave NE. Parking is available in the adjacent hybrid lot after hours, and the main parking lot behind Building 130.
5:00 pm - 5:50 pm: Brass Ensemble Rehearsal
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Concert Band Rehearsal
Bring your instrument and a music stand and have fun! For more information about playing in the Collins Aerospace Band and/or Brass Ensemble, e-mail Jim Jezek.