Cleveland Clinic Concert Band
The Cleveland Clinic Concert Band is a group made up entirely of Cleveland Clinic volunteers, or “Ambassadors.” It is a classical wind ensemble, in the tradition of John Philip Sousa and former Clevelander Frederick Fennell, as well as of the concert bands residing where just about all of us went to high school and college.
The Cleveland Clinic Concert Band is the latest in a distinguished series of musical organizations spawned by Cleveland Clinic at various times in its history, beginning with the “Cleveland Clinic Women’s Orchestra” of the 1930s, to the “Arrhythmias” of the 1960s, and the “DNR” and “Skin and Bones” of more recent vintage. The newly formed Arts and Medicine Institute confers further legitimacy on these efforts.
Conductor: Martin Witczak
Martin Witczak received his B.S. and M.A. in music education from Case Western Reserve University, and enjoyed a 15 year career as music educator in Northeast Ohio, where he has directed concert bands, jazz bands, marching bands, and chamber ensembles. In addition, he has served in the past as an associate conductor of the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony and the 555th Air Force Band, of which he was a member.
He is also an avid performer, and regularly performs around the area as an accompanist, jazz pianist, and low brass player. He has performed with multiple ensembles, including the Dan Zola Jazz Orchestra, the Swingtime Big Band, the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lakeland Civic Band, and the Cleveland Winds. He also currently performs with the 531st Air Force Band in Fort Worth, Texas, where he plays keyboards and euphonium.
CCCB Concert Schedule