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.
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:
Lu Dollard, Shirley Fraser, Lisa Gross, Deanna Harrison∗, Pat Ricks, Jackie Truitt
Corrina Alvey, Donna Atkins, Amy Majors, Claire Marchant, Marjorie Prickett. Jeremy Sustaita, Laura Tanner∗
Craig Barnstable, Eduardo “Eddie” Esparza∗, John Greer
Candy Bowman, Gary Yowell
Darrell Anglin, Bill Cox, Brian Duchscher∗, Jennifer Godwin, Tom Hastings, Randy Heaton, Steve Merritt, Ken Turner, Penny Zamora
Judy Brittain, Ginger Dickson, Mark Horne, John Prickett∗, Sam Reese
Joe Dollard, Emmy Vandermeer, Stacy Staman
Phillip Atkins, Susie Cranford, Jonathan Mudge, Fred Ratliff, Kris Tovar
Chris Higbie, Tom McCormick
Valerie Chandler, Nathan Deans, Dan Stephens∗, Michael Thielen
∗ denotes Section Leader