About the sycamore community band
The Sycamore Community Band is comprised of 65 members from all walks of life including teachers, doctors, dentists, lawyers, and engineers. The bands repertoire includes marches, and classics from pop to patriotic. The band performs for community events and at local churches and retirement homes..
Sycamore community band in the news
Conductor, Pete Metzger and President, Paul Wallace present the Sycamore Community Band’s Annual Donation to Melodic Connections. From left, Sarran Hoffman-Student, Betsey Zenk
Nuseibeh-Executive Director of Melodic Connections, Mr. Wallace, Mr. Metzger, James Burkett and Thomas Herrington-Students
May 31, 2017
The Sycamore Community Band led by Pete Metzger announced
their 2017 annual donation this year of $1500 to Melodic Connections. The presentation of the check will occur at the Melodic Connections Open House on Saturday June 24 from 2:00-5:00,
located at 6940 Plainfield Rd in Silverton. The event will be free and open to the public.
Entertainment will be provided by the SCB Clarinet Quartet, the SCB German Band, and by musical groups from Melodic Connections.
Melodic Connections was founded in 2008 by music therapist and special educator, Betsey Zenk Nuseibeh. After helping a student with autism who has perfect pitch and beautiful musical
expression unlock his talent at the piano, Zenk Nuseibeh recognized the need for a studio to support musicians with a love for music who require alternative teaching methods and an understanding instructor trained to address individual special learning needs. Their mission is carried out through their core programs: Adaptive group guitar, piano, voice and drum lessons, day programs for adults with developmental disabilities, summer social skills camps and music in
the schools program. Instruction is performance based, so that performers and audiences alike experience the transformative power of music created by exceptional people. In August of 2016,
a flash flood destroyed their studio in Norwood. A tremendous outpouring of support from the Cincinnati Metro Community has allowed them to open a new studio in Silverton. The Sycamore
Community Band is very pleased to be a part of that support for this worthy organization.
The purpose of the SCB annual donation is to provide support to expand the appreciation of music among students as well as to further the education of students in music. We believe that by
supporting the musical appreciation & education of our young people, we will help ensure a pool of future members and audiences for the SCB and other Bands in the area for years to come.
Mr. Metzger formed the Sycamore Community Band in 1974 and built the group to a full concert band with sixty-five active adult musicians. The band plays a variety of music consisting of light
classical selections, sounds from the Big Band Era, patriotic music, and marches. For more information contact Paul Wallace at 513-697- 0868.