• Fall Concert: Director's Choice

    October 9, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    First Baptist Church, 15951 Winters Mill Pkwy, Wimberley

About Us

The Hill Country Community Band was formed in 1990 as the Wimberley Community Band.  Due to the rapid growth and expansion of the membership, the band’s name was changed to reflect the diverse membership from all over the central Texas area.

Our members range in age from 15 to 80+. Our concert season is year ’round. We begin rehearsals in the fall and go through the Fourth of July. We take a break for the rest of the summer and then resume rehearsals after Labor Day. At present, we rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:30pm at First Baptist Church on Winters Mill Parkway in Wimberley. Please feel free to stop in and listen.

We are always interested in recruiting new members.  If you play or have played a wind or percussion instrument in high school band, you are eligible! Click HERE to complete the contact form and an officer of the band will contact you shortly.

Our Director

The band is led by Dr. Manuel Arambula, who is a graduate of the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in saxophone performance, and a graduate of Texas Tech University with master’s and doctoral degrees in instrumental conducting. He has taught band and orchestra students in the Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, Lubbock, Los Angeles, Texas Tech University and is now the orchestra director at Canyon High School in New Braunfels, Texas.

HCCB Board of Directors

The Hill Country Community Band is governed by a board of directors. Officers are elected to a two year term by the band membership. Our officers for this session are:

President – Pat Ricks
Vice President – Steve Merritt
Secretary – Amy Majors
Treasurer – Donna Atkins
At Large – Neal Mallard

Our membership consists of the following musicians:


Shirley Fraser^, Pat Grimmer, Lisa Gross, Deanna Harrison∗, Pat Ricks, Jodie Rodriguez


Joanna Millinor


Matthew Sheeler


Ricci Burbank, Amy Majors, Claire Marchant, Rebekah Perrin, Marjorie Prickett. Jeremy Sustaita, Laura Tanner∗

Bass Clarinet

Kathi Thomas, Karen Walters

Alto Saxophone

Eduardo “Eddie” Esparza∗, John Greer, Jennifer Locy

Tenor Saxophone

Candy Bowman, Brian VandeWalle

Baritone Saxophone

Lucinda Kapral


Darrell Anglin∗, Bill Cox, Brian Duchscher, Jennifer Godwin, Tom Hastings, Randy Heaton, Steve Merritt, Edward Rowe, Ken Turner, Penny Zamora

French Horn

Judy Brittain, Indigo Curington, Ginger Dickson, Andrea Holweger, John Prickett∗



Emmy Vandermeer


Phillip Atkins, Susie Cranford, Patrick Morris, Fred Ratliff

Bass Trombone

Neal Mallard


Chris Higbie, Tom McCormick


Valerie Chandler, Audrey Majors, Dan Stephens∗, Michael Thielen, Scott Tidwell

∗ denotes Section Leader
^ denotes Section Administrator