ABOUT THE ECCBC, Est. 1990
Informational Brochure (pdf)
The Eunice Community Concert Band & Choir, Inc. was organized in February of 1990 with the intent to promote vocal and instrumental music in Eunice and the surrounding area. The organization is open to anyone who enjoys and appreciates vocal and instrumental music. There are no auditions or dues. We depend solely upon the contributions of merchants and individuals and present two concerts each year, July and December. The organization is operated by volunteers and pays no salaries.
In the last twenty-nine years the band and choir has produced fifty-seven concerts. Also during our first twenty-nine years, we have provided music for: Eunice July Fourth celebrations, LSUE commencement exercises, city inaugurations, Eunice Centennial Celebration (performing an original work by Dr.
Quincy Hilliard, ASCAP, commissioned by the ECCBC for the celebration), LSUE community fun days, Eunice Christmas celebrations, and presented concerts in Crowley, Oakdale, Ville Platte and Lafayette.
Several members of the community choir participated in a concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 1994. Joining singers from across the country, the group was directed by Dr. James Haygood and world-renowned choral conductor John Rutter.
The ECCBC has enjoyed much success since 1990. Membership in the organization has grown to over 150. For any given concert there may be as few as forty or as many as eighty of those members performing on stage. For many, the rehearsal season provides a wholesome social activity and an
opportunity to meet new friends.
The organization adds to the uniqueness of this city. Very few American cities the size of Eunice have a musical organization such as the ECCBC. We are proud of all that we have done and look forward to serving the Eunice area with quality, family programs for many years to come.
1990 Summer - A Family Concert of Patriotism and Americana
1990 Christmas - A Caroling Christmas
1991 Summer - A Grand Ole Summer
1991 Christmas - Coming Home for Christmas
1992 Summer - Spirit of the South
1992 Christmas - A Very Merry Christmas
1993 Summer - Rhapsody
1993 Christmas - A Storybook Christmas
1994 Summer - Centennial
1994 Christmas - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
1995 Summer - For America
1995 Christmas - A Kid's Christmas
1996 Summer - Regards to Broadway
1996 Christmas - Season of Dreams
1997 Summer - Back in the Good Old Days
1997 Christmas - It's Christmas
1998 Summer - Razzle Dazzle
1998 Christmas - Candy Canes and Christmas
1999 Summer - Swing
1999 Christmas - One Magic Christmas
2000 Summer - Celebrate 2000
2000 Christmas - Gloria!
2001 Summer - Dare to Dream
2001 Christmas - Sing We Now of Christmas
2002 Summer - America: My Home
2002 Christmas - Christmas Joy
2003 Summer - That's Entertainment
2003 Christmas - Jubilate
2004 Summer - Summer Serenade
2004 Christmas - Sing Noel
2005 Summer - Encore!
2005 Christmas - A Christmas Portrait
2006 Summer - Viva Musica!
2006 Christmas - The Spirit of Christmas
2007 Summer - Star-Spangled Summer
2007 Christmas - Fireside Christmas
2008 Summer - Rhythm of Life
2008 Christmas - Celebrate Christmas
2009 Summer - Sounds Like Summer
2009 Christmas - Laughing All the Way!
2010 Summer - Thanks for the Memories!
2010 Christmas - Bells of Joy
2011 Summer - It's Showtime!
2011 Christmas - Noel
2012 Summer - Let Me Entertain You!
2012 Christmas - Good Tidings to All!
2013 Summer - Let Freedom Ring!
2013 Christmas - Christmas Peace
2014 Summer - Sweet Sounds of Summer
2014 Christmas - Merry Christmas Everyone
2015 Summer - 25th Anniversary Concert
2015 Christmas - On With the Snow
2016 Summer - Summer Pops
2016 Christmas - A Jolly Jingling Christmas
2017 Summer - Then Sings My Soul
2017 Christmas - Dashing Through the Snow
2018 Summer - Curtain Call
2018 Christmas - Jing-a-Ling
HOSTED BY THE ECCBC
Since 1990, the organization has taken particular pride
in hosting many performing arts groups in Eunice:
MUSIC IS WHAT FEELINGS SOUND LIKE
In 1992, the ECCBC commissioned the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (USL at that time) Art Department to create a logo for the organization. After a meeting with Dwight Jodon, Pat Dossman and the department, approximately fifteen art students set about the task of designing an appropriate ensignia.
Several of the proposed designs centered around the organization's acronymn, ECCBC. However, the winning design was a simple graphic. It symbolizes the semicircle staging used by musical ensembles globally. The image is one in motion as the conductor's baton sweeps across the design. This particular logo was selected because of its simplicity and because the ECCBC is determined to move forward into the future with the mission of sharing the gift of music with the residents of Acadiana.
It is our desire that this logo become...a mark of excellence!
Idea presented to the Eunice City Council on March 13, 1990.
First official donation to the organization by Councilman Kenneth Peart.
First Rehearsals were in April, 1990.
Premier Concert July 26, 1990, Liberty Center. The premier concert was a program of patriotic music dedicated
to the veterans of our nation's armed forces. The concert was sold out and marked the beginning of a
very successful existence.
FUNDING Private donations, program advertisements, ticket sales, and grants. There are no membership dues and the organization is operated strictly by volunteers and pays no salaries.
JOINING The organization is open to anyone in high school or older who enjoys and appreciates vocal and
instrumental music. There are NO auditions and NO membership dues.RELIGION The organization is non-denominational. Although some choir rehearsals and occasional performances are held in churches, the ECCBC is not formally associated with any particular religion, denomination, or local church. The membership roll is very ecumenical as there are many different denominations represented.
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