Ballston Spa Community Band
The Ballston Spa Community band was formed on February 1st 2006 as a course within the Continuing Education program of the Ballston Spa School District. Not knowing what level of “expertise” to expect, director Tracy DeRagon, selected a mix of pieces which were mostly “less than challenging” for the band to play. To her surprise, the people who came were able to breeze through the selected music, and played several, more “demanding” pieces.
At the conclusion of the continuing education course, they made the decision to continue on as the Ballston Spa Community Band and perform for the community. A few months later, (December 2007) BSCB became an official 501 (c ) (3) not for profit organization.
As band member numbers continued to grow, so did the repertoire and performance schedule, now regularly performing 8 to 10 concerts per year.
Visit the band’s website at http://www.ballstonspacommunityband.org.