​​​​Kentuckiana's Premier Concert Band

River Cities Concert Band

A little information about the band

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Our Director
Richard (Rick) Dugger, director of the River Cities Concert Band, is elated to be able to return to the Louisville area, after spending the previous seven years as a high school band director in Oklahoma. A recently retired music educator with over 30 years teaching, including 16 years directing bands in Oklahoma and 14 years in higher education, Rick has taught music education at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, graduate and undergraduate courses in instrumental music education and directed the symphonic band at the University of Louisville.  He served as coordinator of music education and Director of Bands at the University of New Orleans. Actively involved with adult concert bands over the years, he was the music director and conductor of the New Orleans Concert Band (1997-2001), and the River Cities Concert Band in Louisville (2003-2005). As a French horn player, he has performed with the Audubon Winds, a professional woodwind quintet, and the Jefferson Performing Arts Symphony in New Orleans, as well as the Tulsa Philharmonic and Signature Symphony in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Indiana University, and the University of North Texas, Dr. Dugger studied French horn with Philip Farkas and Christopher Leuba, and conducting with Anshel Brusilow, Robert Winslow, and Allan McMurray. 

Rick enjoys spending time with his wife, Cheri, as well as puttering around the house and interacting with grand-kids, their two cats and their.

We rehearse every Tuesday night from 6:45PM EST - 8:45PM EST at St. Matthews Baptist Church.  Membership is open to anyone who plays a musical instrument and desires to be part of an community concert band.  The band enjoys a special camaraderie and closeness which results in rehearsals being most congenial and enjoyable. If you feel you would like to be a part of this organization, please attend one of our rehearsals.  For more information visit our Contact page.

The River Cities Community Band Mission

RCCB's mission is to perform free concerts for Louisville and Southern Indiana residents, and to provide a venue for experienced, volunteer musicians to perform and fellowship with other musicians of all ages and walks of life.

What is a concert band?

A traditional concert band consists of woodwinds, brass and percussion. When you attend our concerts you will hear a wide variety of music styles,from marches, to jazz, to Broadway, and beyond. We will take you on the musical ride of your life. Concerts are presented year-round at various locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana.  See our Schedule page for upcoming concerts.