Member Information

Due to our size, in order to rehearse safely during COVID we are encouraging any people interested in playing with us to please send an email mentioning your name, contact information, and what you play. We appreciate your patience this year as we prioritize the health and safety of our current members and audience.

Things to Know as a Member of the

Southwestern Ohio Symphonic Band


Leadership Team

The SOSB Leadership Team meets at least once per season and more often as needed to take care of all the logistics of keeping a band this size going. Got a question or suggestion for the band?  Talk to one of our friendly Leadership Team members.


Interim Co-Presidents - Andrea Smiley and Carolyn  Stoll
Treasurer - Marty Wedge
Secretary and Website - Carolyn Stoll

Librarian - Andrea Smiley
Stage Manager - Scott Balmos
Posters and Programs - Sam Ashworth
Publicity - Sandy Zueffle and Rebecca Bachman

At Large Member - Harriet Richardson



We rehearse every Thursday at 7:30 PM at Lakota East Freshman School from October through April, excluding holidays.

Want to practice in between rehearsals?  Of course you do!  Check out the link below to access recordings of the music we'll play for the next concert.




The band typically plays 3 concerts a year  in December, March, and late April or early May.  These concerts are usually at Finkelman Auditorium on the campus of Miami University Middletown.  We often also play at least one summer concert outside. Occasionally, we play a joint concert with another musical group.

Concert dress for men is a black suit, white shirt, and either a black tie or, for the holiday concert, a holiday tie.  Tuxes are also ok.  Concert dress for ladies is all black. Click below for the upcoming season schedule.



The Southwestern Ohio Symphonic Band is a self-supporting community band. While we receive donations from patrons and sponsors, we rely on membership fees from the band members to pay for operating expenses, such as purchasing music or buying insurance for the use of Lakota's percussion equipment.  However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the extraordinary circumstances of the past 21 months, we are suspending with dues for the 2021-2022 season. 

Because we are instituting a vaccine mandate this season, we do still ask that you fill out a Member Registration Form to document that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. Forms are available at rehearsal, or you can download one below.