Ferndale Community Concert Band (FCCB)
The FCCB was founded as a nonprofit organization in May 2015, as a result of the efforts made by the Ferndale Arts and Cultural Commission to have a performing ensemble based in the city of Ferndale. Under the direction of Edward Quick, the band has grown to over 80 members and has become one of the finest community bands in the Detroit Area. In addition to five concerts per season, the band has been featured at the Motor City Brass Band Festival of Bands, the Red Cedar Music Festival, the Woodward Dream Cruise, and other local events. One of the unique features of the FCCB are frequent and unusual collaborations with professional musicians. The band has collaborated with Carlos Whitlow and Generation Praise Gospel Choir; Ms. Ava Ordman, Professor of Trombone at Michigan State University; and Musician First Class Joseph D'Aleo, Saxophone, of the U.S. Coast Guard Band. Additionally, they collaborated with the 1st place winner of the prestigious Leonard Falcone Euphonium and Tuba Competition, Mr. Joe Bloom. Most recently, they collaborated with up and coming jazz stars, Saxophonist De'Sean Jones and Vibraphonist Chase Jackson with their world-renowned band, Knomadik.
Many of the band members are or have been band directors and music educators in Detroit Public Schools and other area school districts. Approximately 20 band members are also Ferndale High School alumni. The FCCB is composed of 80+ dedicated volunteer musicians and staff, ranging in age from students to senior citizens.