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 James Malik, Director of Bands at Wallace Middle School in Kyle. He is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Music and pursued a Masters Degree in Wind Conducting from the University of Oklahoma. Professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, the North American Saxophone Alliance, the Texas Bandmasters Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
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 – Eduardo “Eddie” Esparza
Vice President – Brian Duchscher
Secretary – Ginger Dickson
Treasurer – Lucinda Kapral
At Large – Dan Stephens
Our membership consists of the following musicians:
Shirley Fraser, Pat Grimmer, Lisa Gross, Deanna Harrison∗, Pat Ricks, Jodie Rodriguez
Ricci Burbank, Amy Majors, Claire Marchant, Rebekah Perrin, Marjorie Prickett. Laura Tanner, Johnny Torres∗
Kathi Thomas, Karen Walters
Eduardo “Eddie” Esparza∗, John Greer, Jennifer Locy
Candy Bowman, Brian VandeWalle
Darrell Anglin∗, Bill Cox, Brian Duchscher, Jennifer Godwin, Tom Hastings, Randy Heaton, Steve Merritt, Edward Rowe, Les Tucker, Ken Turner
Judy Brittain, Indigo Curington, Ginger Dickson, Andrea Holweger, John Prickett∗
Nick Rooch, Emmy Vandermeer
Phillip Atkins, Kody Benting, Susie Cranford, Patrick Morris, Fred Ratliff
Chris Higbie, Tom McCormick
Valerie Chandler, Dan Stephens∗, Michael Thielen, Scott Tidwell
∗ denotes Section Leader