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Clayton State Community Band

About the Band

Join our brand new ensemble on campus! Membership is open to all adult wind, brass and percussion players. The band will perform standard classical and popular works from the literature for concert band. The group will present two concerts during the academic year.

About the Conductor

Steven Anderson

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Dr. Steven Armon Anderson is currently the Director of Bands at Maynard Jackson High School and adjunct music professor at Clayton State University. Prior to returning to Atlanta Public Schools, he served as Fine Arts Instructional Specialists for Clayton County Public Schools. He has over 13 teaching experience, in collegiate, high and middle school classrooms. He has taught students from various racial and socioeconomic backgrounds and has built award-winning bands in NC and GA. Dr. Anderson was born and raised in Richmond, VA, and graduated valedictorian of his high school class. He is a proud alumnus of North Carolina A&T State University, where he received his Bachelors in Music Education. He received a Master’s in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Ph.D. in Teaching & Learning (Music Education concentration) from Georgia State University. Although he is a woodwind specialist, he has performed in numerous bands, orchestras, gospel choirs and as a solo artist throughout his lifetime.

Rehearsals and Registration

  • Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 7:15 – 9:15 in the Music Education Building at Clayton State
  • The registration fee for the band is $50.00 per semester ($25.00 for current CSU students).  This payment must be received by the third rehearsal in the semester.  Payment can be made online via the Music Preparatory School website below.  Checks will also be accepted in the dropbox at Clayton State University with accompanying registration form.
  • Online Registration Form - Band
  • Some need-based scholarships are available for those with a demonstrated financial need.  Please see the conductor for more information and a scholarship application.