Things to Know as a Member of the
Southwestern Ohio Symphonic Band
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.
President - Bob McComb
Treasurer - Marty Wedge
Secretary and Website - Carolyn Stoll
Librarians - Harriet Richardson and Andrea Smiley
Stage Manager - Scott Balmos
Band Roster - Jim Gast
Posters and Programs - Sam Ashworth
Publicity - Sandy Zueffle and Rebecca Bachman
Reception - 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. Member fees are $40 a season and are collected when you join or at the beginning of each season in October, whichever comes first. Please note: We regret that we are unable to prorate fees if you join mid-season or miss a concert.
Paying fees is easy! Just fill out the Registration Form below and turn it in along with check or cash to our treasurer, Marty Wedge, or by mailing the form and a check payable to Southwestern Ohio Symphonic Band to:
Marty Wedge, Treasurer
5576 Windsor Ct.
South Lebanon, OH 45065