Welcome to The Campus Community Band
The Crane School of Music, State University of New York at Potsdam Exploring new ways to enjoy music making!
- JOIN THE BAND: Adult musicians of all ability levels and musical interests are invited to join our band.. Go to "About the Band" page to contact our coordinator, Dr. Caron Collins.
- WHERE AND WHEN: Rehearsals are Tuesdays evenings from 6:00 to 7:20 pm in Bishop Hall Room C107 at The Crane School of Music, State University of New York at Potsdam.
Spring 2019 Informance: Spring CCC Workshop:
Composer, Sara Bongo, describes her piece: the opening refrain represents hot spots of global tension, dissonance helps us to imagine the depths of pain experienced by people in turmoil, and the lighter flag waves of the woodwinds bespeak their dreams. Marching tones portray further conflict, yet we can hear towards the end the softeneing sounds of the continuing process of peace. As Jimi Hendrix so aptly put it: "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace".
The Campus Community Band Welcomes Dr. William L. Lake, Jr.,
Associate Director of Bands
The Crane School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. William L. Lake, Jr. next fall as an Assistant Professor of Music Education - Association Director of Bands. Dr. Lake joins the Crane School from Southeastern University, where he is director of the Southeastern University Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Chamber Ensemble, and Athletic Band. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Instrumental Conducting from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro under the mentorship of Drs. John R. Locke and Kevin Geraldi in May of 2018. As a graduate student, Dr. Lake was principal conductor of The University of North Carolina University Band and guest conductor of the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Casella Sinfonietta Chamber Ensemble, and Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Lake also taught undergraduate courses in conducting. Dr. Lake will serve as the director of the Crane Concert Band and the Campus-Community Band.
Dr. Lake is the recipient of two master’s degrees, the first from Boston University in Music Education (2011), and the second from the University of Maryland, College Park in Wind Conducting (2014) under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Votta, Jr. In May 2006, Dr. Lake received the Bachelor of Music Liberal Arts -Jazz Studies Piano Performance Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park as a student of Jon Ozment and Christopher Vadala.
Dr. Lake maintains an active performance and clinician schedule across the country. He was a finalist for the 2017-2018 Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music and the Band Conducting Division of the American Prize. In March 2018, Dr. Lake was invited to present a position paper, "The Oak is Inside the Acorn: Fostering Potential through Mentorship" for the Eastern Division of the College Band Director Association at Yale University in New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Conductor’s Guild, the College Band Directors National Association, Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity, Inc., an honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma, National Honorary Band Sorority, Inc., Phi Mu Alpha, Sinfonia, and Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc.
We look forward to welcoming William Lake to SUNY Potsdam next fall.