Campus Community Band Performs at SUNY Potsdam's Hosmer Hall


The Campus Community Band is comprised of SUNY Potsdam and Clarkson University student musicians, as well as North Country community members.

The Campus Community Band at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music will present a concert at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15 in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall.

Comprised of SUNY Potsdam and Clarkson University students, as well as community musicians, the Campus Community Band has been based at The Crane School of Music for more than a decade.

This concert will begin with a pre-concert talk by guest conductor Kevin Mixon, who composed “Ugandan Festival,” one of the four pieces being performed. His piece was written in honor of the Acholi children who use music as an escape from the hardships of daily life in war-torn Uganda. The piece is inspired by the award-winning documentary “War Dance.” Proceeds from Mixon’s work are donated to the Patongo Fund to further music education in Uganda.

This concert is free, and the public is invited to attend.

The Campus Community Band gives liberal arts students and community musicians an opportunity to play their instruments and provide a musical outlet.  The band allows adults to express their musical ability and love for music while learning about the pieces being performed. 

Members of the Campus Community Band and their director, Dr. Caron Collins, invite anyone to join. For more information, contact Collins at

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Founded in 1886, SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music has a long legacy of excellence in music education and performance. Life at Crane includes an incredible array of more than 300 recitals, lectures and concerts presented by faculty, students and guests each year. The Crane School of Music is the State University of New York’s only All-Steinway institution, and is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2011-12.