The Century College Community Concert Band is a 50-member ensemble made up of Century students, community members, and alumni of the Century Concert Band. They represent a wide range of interests and professional careers. The common bond which unites this diverse group is the love of making music.
The Band rehearses each Tuesday evening from 7:00 - 9:15 p.m.
and presents concerts quarterly at the College.
The primary purpose of the Band is to provide a performance opportunity for those who enjoy playing wind and percussion instruments. Music performed includes a broad spectrum of literature taken from Baroque through Contemporary periods.
Charles Preis has directed the band since 1997. He is a graduate of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and the University of Michigan.
He has been teaching in the greater Twin Cities' area since 1984.
He presently teaches Music at NE Middle School in Minneapolis and
directs the Handbell Choir at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Roseville.
He is also a member of the Lake Wobegone Brass Band.
He has been a member of the Lakewood/Century Band since 1985.
Mr. Preis looks forward to auditioning potential members. He may be contacted at (612)668-1507 or (651)604-0852 or by EMAIL.
Prospective members are welcome to sit in at a rehearsal to see the level of musicanship expected. Try us out and see if we're a good fit for you!