About the CCCBSince the year 2000 more than 200 musicians have played in the band, which normally has about 75 players. The group is about equally mixed: middle school students, high school students, active working adults and retirees. Several of the adult members are either current or former directors or have been professional musicians. Others played in college or high school bands and enjoy playing in an organized group. The band performs a mix of classical, popular, Broadway, and patriotic music.
Joe Olivieri - Director
Joe Olivieri, who has been the Craven Community Band
Director since 2010, is a retired music educator from
Colorado with thirty years experience.
He has a Bachelor of Music degree from The University of Northern
Colorado and a Masters of Music Education degree with an emphasis in
orchestral conducting from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
His passion for music and the success of his groups has made him highly sought as a guest conductor. Joe has studied conducting with Robert Olson from the University of Kansas, Kansas City; Allan McMurray from the University of Colorado; H. Robert Reynolds from the University of Southern California and Joanne Falletta during her tenure as conductor of the Denver Chamber Orchestra.
Joe has had articles published in national education literature, has conducted the Pueblo Pops Orchestra, the Pikes Peak Philharmonic, was conductor of the Colorado High School All-State String Orchestra in 1994 and retired as conductor of the Pueblo Municipal Band in 2006.
Joe plays the trumpet and has performed in various bands, including British style brass bands, praise bands, brass quintets, beach bands, jazz groups and symphony orchestras.
Joe and his wife Bonnie currently reside in New Bern