The Believers Concert Band

Ron Evans, Director, Northwinds Symphonic Band

The Believers Concert Band is a diverse group with a common interest - music. The band was founded in 2002 by Dr. Lee Martin and co-founders, Bill Clements, Dr. John Darden, Muryle Shoemaker, and Richard Petty. The group has grown from five people with an interest in forming a community band to the current group of fifty-five talented musicians.


The membership includes middle, high school and college students, and adults who have not played an instrument since they were high school students. There are five beginners, who at age 60+ decided to learn an instrument. The majority of the members are from GFUMC and others come from area churches. We are all united in Christian principles.


The goals of the Believers Concert Band state that we use music to bring glory to God, our church and families, and bring joy to each other as we refresh the spirits of those that hear us. We want to extend an opportunity to others to play with us and join the fun! Providing support among our members is also an important mission.


Our musical repertoire includes sacred, gospel, swing, rock and roll, pop, light classical and show tunes. Playing a variety of music keeps interest high, both among members and audience. We welcome suggestions from our listeners.


The conductor, Richard Petty, is a former high school band director. He earned bachelor and master degrees from Murray State University and taught for nine years. His band competed and traveled from Chicago to Miami and represented the state of Kentucky in Washington, D.C., at the inaugural parade of President Lyndon Johnson.


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2014 Believers Concert Band Spring Concert

Ron Evans was a true friend and supporter of The Believers Concert Band.  We will always value and treasure the support and encouragement he gave us during our formative period.


The Believers Concert Band will present their Spring Concert, “Music of the Common Man.”  The concert will be on Sunday, April 27, 2014. It will include a Tribute to Ron Evans, Conductor of The Northwinds Symphonic Band and guest conductor of the Believers Concert Band.  Ron was well known for his Philip Sousa impersonation, so the show will include a couple of Sousa tunes.

The concert will also provide a variety of entertaining music from some popular and Broadway tunes.

There is no admission charge for this concert and everyone is invited to attend. The concert will be held at Pearce Auditorium, Brenau University at 3 pm.

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The Believers Concert Band
2013 Veteran's Concert

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Thanks to Jimmy Adams
for the recordings