About Us

Philosophy

The customers of The Community Band of Brevard are its members, audiences, and community. The Band will strive to always be aware of its customers’ needs, and will actively search for opportunities to improve in satisfying those needs.


Purpose

The Community Band of Brevard exists to educate its members, to entertain its audiences, and to serve its community.

For members, the Band will provide:

  • enjoyable and meaningful music experiences;
  • opportunities to utilize the members’ music performing skills and broaden their music horizons; and
  • opportunities to develop and improve the members’ music performing skills both as individuals and as an ensemble

For audiences, the Band will provide entertaining concerts of music performed at the highest level of quality.

For the community, the Band will provide its services (schedule permitting) when requested to satisfy the needs of the entire or a significant subset of the community.

Vision

The Community Band of Brevard will continually improve in satisfying its members, audiences, and community. Consequently, the time will come when the Band is a truly superior Community Band which has a waiting list of those who want to join, always plays to a packed house, and has the strength of a broad base of community support.


Our Conductor

Rob Kessler – Rob’s musical career has spanned the gamut. After six years as an active duty Army saxophonist, Rob studied at The Ohio State University and received a degree in Music Education. He taught school band for 10 years and worked in music retail for another 12 years. All the while he served as an Army Band commander in the Army Reserve and Ohio Army National Guard. Rob finished his military career in the Honor Guard and as a Deputy Senior Bandmaster for the National Guard, retiring in 2016 as the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 5 after 42 years of service. Rob currently lives in Merritt Island, Florida, and works on Patrick Space Force Base. He is married to Central Florida Winds clarinetist Judy Kessler, whom he met in the 338th Army Reserve Band. Their son Derek and daughter Erin both continue the family tradition and serve in the 122nd Ohio Army National Guard Band.