Music of the Cumberlands
Cumberland County Community Band
The Cumberland County Community Band has several auxiliary groups that perform independently, The Enchanted Woods, Plateau Brass, and The Plateau Old Time German Band.
If you would like one of the groups to perform at your function, please use the Contact Us form, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enchanted Woods - an ensemble of clarinets
The Enchanted Woods Clarinet Ensemble is made up of musicians from varied backgrounds but with the desire to play music and share music at a variety of venues. We are made up of members primarily from the Cumberland County Community Band, and we play a wide variety of music from classical to oldies, religious to light rock, and just about anything in between.
Our name comes from two words which offer meaning to the group. ENCHANTED is defined as "placed under or as if under a magic spell" or "to impart a magic quality or effect". Isn't that what music is all about, to magically take you on a journey within your mind and imagination? We think so. WOODS is simple. Quality Clarinets are made from Grenadilla wood, which is a fine wood used in making musical instruments that delivers the deep resonate tones of the clarinet. So it is simple, The Enchanted Woods Clarinet Ensemble takes you to magical places through music with deep resonate tones and plenty of imagination.
We enjoy playing and entertaining. GOD has blessed us with the ability to play great music and share our talents with our audiences, big and small. Our purpose is to play music people like to hear and music that is familiar with our listeners. We are pleased to be able to play for you and hope you enjoy your experience with our group. We sincerely thank you for listening.
To schedule a performance please contact Wayne Rose at 931-707-7566.
The Plateau Old Time German Band
Featuring German style polkas and other favorites
The band was formed in 2011 by Pete Tiffany after a request
from the Cumberland County Community Band for a German
oompa Polka band to supplement the main organization at some of the0
smaller venues and to help spread the word about the main band. Pete, a
euphonium player and member of the now defunct Emery/Pat Nagy small band (The Entertainers), used his experiences in the Nagy band and the gift of the band's music library by the Nagy family to help facilitate the start of the group now known as the Plateau Old Time German Band. Thank you Nagys!
Since then, members of the German Band have been participating in a wide number of community activities. These include The Art Circle Library Noontime Series, the Fairfield Glade Homeowners Group, the Good Samaritans retirement complex, Lake Tansi Homeowners Group, the Pleasant Hill Uplands Village, the Fairpark Senior Center, the 127 Senior Center, the local Alzheimer's Association, St. Judes Children's Hospital fundraiser, local PBS station, Autumn Festival at local church, and at a Fairfield Glade block party.
Although initially a mostly Oktoberfest type German Band, the instrumentation and abilities of the individual players has resulted in the music of the group expanding outside of the German music genre. In their concerts, the group is playing a number of the German folk tunes such as the polka, waltz, laendler and the schottisch, but also including some of the more well known polkas and waltzes from around the world. Music from Polish , American, Mexican and other cultures has been featured. The band quickly found the audiences preferred happy and uplifting music. Pop tunes, Dixieland, patriotic and even disco have been added. And, the band also discovered that audiences would participate in the show if encouraged. In response, the band has included some favorites such as the Chicken Dance, the Happy Wanderer, TN themed songs, and even a version of an all-time favorite audience-participation tune, YMCA! Our tradition: end each show with one of the most well known polkas there is - The Beer Barrel Polka, followed by a chorus of Rocky Top.
Plateau Brass - a Brass Quintet
The Plateau Brass ensemble was founded in November of 2006 to perform at a veterans dinner and ceremony presented by the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. The group has been asked to provide music at venues too small to accommodate the full Cumberland County Community Band. Over the years, the group has performed at the band’s formal concerts at Stone Memorial High School, the Noon Brown Bag Lunch Concerts at the Art Circle Library, the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club, the Palace Theatre and other local events at churches, parks and Main Street Crossville. The Plateau Brass is made up of members from the brass section of the Cumberland County Community Band. Our music repertoire includes Marches, Highlights of Broadway Musicals and old favorites from the 50’s and 60’s.