The Meridian Community College Band was organized in January of 1981, under the direction of Carey Smith. After Smith's retirement the band is now under the direction of Jonathan Romero, it has averaged 65-80 players since the beginning. The season for the concert band runs from January to July with rehearsals on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 pm. The MCC Band had the distinct honor of playing for President Bush in December of 1991. High school students looking for more playing time and sight-reading may participate on a limited basis (dependent on instrumentation) with a recommendation from their band director. We try to meet the community needs both as listeners and performers and highly encourage community support through attendance and participation.