The Easley Community Band began in 2014, as a revitalization of a previous civic band that had operated in Easley many years ago. In the years since we “got the band back together,” we have tripled in size—a testament to the rich community of talented musicians in the area, and the simple joy that we share when we play together.
A non-profit organization, the Easley Community Band is comprised of wind and percussion musicians who played in high school and college bands in the past, their children who play, and college students who want to share their talents. Our performances are free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Membership is open to adult wind and percussion players, with a small annual fee for dues to cover the cost of music and supplies.
Greg Day, director, has conducted concert and jazz bands at the elementary, high school, collegiate and adult levels as a teacher in South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama schools. Before starting his teaching career, Mr. Day was a member of the US Army Band at Ft McClellan, and completed a Bachelor of Music Education at Furman University and a Masters at the University of Southern Mississippi. Presently Mr. Day is the director of Instrumental Activities and conductor of the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Brass Ensemble at Southern Wesleyan University, where he has been since 2000. He teaches freshman theory, orchestration and arranging, instrumental methods, and private trumpet. In addition to his academic work, Mr. Day has published compositions and arrangements, as well as having freely distributed many concert band works for young bands. He is a founding member of the Easley based Altamonte Brass Quintet and plays with several rock and jazz bands in the upstate. Mr. Day has four children and lives in Easley with his wife Laura and step daughter Katie.
Misty Black - President
Kelley Sauer - Secretary/Treasurer
Joe Howlett - Publicity
Sandra Wyatt - Librarian