About our Band

The Band consists of members from Solon and surrounding areas.


Check our CALENDAR page for the latest times and dates.

Solon Community Band uses music to partner with its patrons and audience by providing a musical contribution to the culture of our community. Enriching lives through musical excellence with the hope of giving back to our community the joy of music.

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, we have decided to CANCEL all scheduled concerts for the Summer 2020 season.

Our top priority is the safety of all community members, such that we can continue making music together. The board is currently assessing opportunities for the fall. An announcement will follow as a decision is made.

February 23rd, 2020 Concert

Our first concert with our new director Laura Joss was well attended and we received a great amount of support from the community.

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About Us

Laura L. Joss
Director of the Solon Community Band

Laura L. Joss is currently a PhD student at Case Western Reserve University after preparing music education preservice teachers for 35 years at Baldwin Wallace University. Prof. Joss’s teaching experience includes working with instrumentalists of ages and all levels of experience in both orchestra and band settings.

History of the Band
The Solon Community Band was founded in February 2015. The band received its initial financial support from the Rotary Club of Solon. The Rotary Club Sponsored our first concert and provided custom printed shirts for our uniforms. The Solon Schools have been a great help in supporting the band in its practices and performances. The Board of Trustees set policies and raise and manage monies to support the band's activities.


Solon Community Band is a 501(c)(3) organization and we rely on community support. Give a gift to the Solon community and yourself by 'joining' one of our ensembles this year. We can not do this without you, we appreciate any amount you can give to help us.

Interested in Donating?

Don’t hesitate to email us directly Soloncommunitybandohio@gmail.com

Thank you to our 2020 band patrons!


      Rob Luce and Becky Hoyt  
      Carol and Mark Olszewski  
      The Rotary Club of Solon

   Dan and Cindy Bomeli  
   James and Linda Dettmer  
   Bill and Marijane Halley  
   The Halley Family  


   Fred and Carol Goodwin  
   Melody Huntley  
   Emily and Peter Johnson  
   Margaret and John Martin  
   Lawrence and Linda Rich  

   Heidi and Jeff Mattlin  
   Eleanor Melzer  

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Our First Concert

Our first concert was well attended and we received a great amount of support from the community.
Please view one of the songs the band played at the first concert.

Board Members

Jody Halley

Donald Holub

Board Member
Clare Gleeson
Vice President
Robert Luce

Mike Bamfield

Board Member
Amy Rothenfeld
Matthew Liebson

Board Member
Jennifer Rich Drasner

Board Member
Phil Bomeli