Hallowell Community Band
The Hallowell Community Band (HCB) was organized in 1948, incorporated in 1952. 2023 marks its 75th anniversary! Currently we number about 35 regulars and welcome new musicians any time. We love having new people join - even when it has been awhile since you played! You will find that HCB is a welcoming, spirited group of people. David Collier* joined HCB as its conductor in January 2018.   
Warren Heald, a long-time Hallowell resident, was the founder and kept the band going through lean times. In 1982 the Hallowell City approved a bronze plaque naming the Hallowell Bandstand the “Warren Heald Bandstand” in his honor.  

The band makes over 20 appearances during the summer, including every Thursday evening on the library lawn in Boothbay Harbor from July through the first Thursday after Labor Day. It also performs a couple of times in the summer season at the Railway Museum in Boothbay. In June, 2022 it played for Celebrate Gardiner Day.

HCB plays in central Maine parades, including the Old Hallowell Day Parade, Gardiner Memorial Day, the Rockland Lobster Festival, Richmond Days, the Fourth of July in Augusta, Moxie Festival in Lisbon Falls, and Bowdoinham in early September. In October, 2022 the band made its debut at the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest parade. HCB was also honored to be among the Maine Bicentennial Parade participants in 2021.

During the winter, the band rehearses Monday evenings at the Gardiner Elks Lodge (Rt. 126), from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. New members are always welcome to become a part of this fun-loving musical group.


For more information contact:

Dave Collier, Conductor, (207) 402-9126, hardysteve73@yahoo.com
Myra Broadway, President, (207) 441-7848, myrabroadway@yahoo.com

*David is a graduate of the University of Buffalo where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Performance and another Bachelor in Music Education. He has taught music at all levels in New York, Maryland and Maine and presently works at Brunswick HS as the Band Sectional coach along with being the director of the ClariNotes, a midcoast community clarinet ensemble. David also teaches flute, clarinet and saxophone at his home studio in Topsham as well as free-lancing in the Midcoast area.