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The Metropolitan Atlanta Community Band

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MACB in Washington DC at the National Memorial Day Concert

The First Band to Ever Play in Front of the M. L. King Memorial

The Metropolitan Atlanta Community Band (MACB) was founded in October of 1996 with Dr. Alfred D. Wyatt, Sr. at the helm.  Rehearsals began that same month at the Benjamin E. Mays High School with twenty-five musicians in attendance.  Because of widespread interest in a community band based in southwest Atlanta, membership has more than tripled since that time.  The band's participants, director, and associate director are all volunteers.  Band members represent a diverse body of amateur and professional musicians from all walks of life--professional, non-professional, and retirees.
The band's debut performances took place in December of 1996 at Greenbriar and South Dekalb Malls.  Since that time, the band has performed for the National Black Music Caucus, The Rialto Center for the Performing Arts, the Black Family Reunion at Grant Park, the Christian Living Center in Union City, Carrie Steele-Pitts Children's Home, Friendship Baptist Church, Cosmopolitan AME Church, Spelman College, Morehouse College, as well as at numerous elementary, middle, and high schools.
Other band highlights include a joint performance with the 116th Army National Guard Band at Centennial Olympic Park; participation in the City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs' Summer Concerts in the Park; participation in the National Association for the Study and Performance of African-American Music (NASPAAM) convention in Birmingham, Alabama; the opening of the Darnell Senior Citizen Center in southwest Atlanta; annual Christmas concerts at Greenbriar Mall; Festival of Trees at the Georgia World Congress Center and the Fourth of July Celebration Concert in East Point, Georgia.
All concerts are offered to the Atlanta/Fulton County audiences free of charge and are designed to make a unique musical and cultural contribution to the overall community.

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