Warren Concert Band
The Warren Concert Band is a team of volunteer musicians banded together to perform serious and recreational concert band repertoire. Founded by Donald Engstrom in 1972, and conducted by Thomas Carey until his sudden death in 1984, the band has experienced consistent improvement throughout the years. With a well balanced instrumentation of 65 members, the Warren Concert Band is able to perform contemporary and traditional band compositions and transcriptions with polish. Douglas Bianchi, Director of Bands at Wayne State University, led the band from 1985 to 2010. After an extensive search for a new music director, Jeremy R. Duby was chosen as Music Director.
Jeremy Duby is the Director of Bands at Olivet College (MI), where he conducts the College Wind Ensemble and Marching Comets. He is also the Music Director for the Warren Concert Band (MI), where he serves as only the third Music Director in the band’s 45 year history. Duby earned his Master of Music degree in wind conducting at Oakland University and his Bachelor of Music degree in music education from Wayne State University, where he also worked as a librarian and historian for the music department, while concurrently working as the library assistant for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to directing the bands at Olivet College, he works closely with the college admissions department, meeting with prospective families to guide them through the college selection process. Since his tenure as the director of bands, the program has undergone significant growth and is receiving national and international recognition.
Duby is an active adjudicator, guest conductor and clinician in the area, and has worked with many local groups and as well as many area secondary school instrumental music programs.
Mr. Duby is the recipient of the Donald A. Morris Award from Olivet College, for being an influential professor to a top five graduate. He has also been honored with a proclamation from Macomb County for his “outstanding contributions and years of service” to students and the community. Duby has served the professional community as a Vice President for the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) District XVI, and currently serves MSBOA as an adjudicator for its festivals. Duby is an active member of the College Band Director’s National Association (CBDNA), MSBOA, World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE), as well as the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME).