Join The Band!
The Birmingham Concert Band is an acknowledged leader among community bands in the state of
Michigan. The band has entertained audiences by performing the best literature for concert bands and
featuring guest artists of stature, in addition to providing a creative outlet for area musicians . Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings in the Groves High School band room from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. Membership is open to all adults with previous instrumental ensemble experience and all performers who play a concert band instrument are welcome. There is no audition required, but there is a three rehearsal tryout period required before acceptance as a full time BCB member. All Band members are expected to participate in performances and have their music prepared prior to performances. (click here for a Groves H.S. map)
Experienced musicians are always welcome in all sections, but especially:
For further information please call: (248) 474-4997, and ask for the Music Director of the BCB, Grant
Music Director and Conductor: Mr. Grant M. Hoemke
Grant Hoemke was appointed Music Director and Conductor of the Birmingham Concert Band in 1980 because of his expertise in band literature and his interest in providing a performing outlet for adult musicians. A graduate of Wayne State University, he has taught instrumental music at all levels for over 25 years. In the fall of 1992, Mr. Hoemke served as acting Director of Bands at Wayne State and has also conducted the WSU High School Summer Band program.
Mr. Hoemke serves as an adjudIcator, clinician and guest conductor throughout Michigan. He studied conducting with Dr. Harry Begian, Jerry H. Bilik, and Dr. Joseph Labuta . He is a member of ACB, MSBOA, and Phi Mu Alpha. Mr. Hoemke's enthusiasm, skill and joy in music-making have secured his reputation as a leading music educator, administrator and conductor.