Community Ensembles

Community Choir

The Snead State Community Choir is a non-auditioned group of singers made up of Snead students, faculty, staff, and persons from the Sand Mountain region who love to sing.  The group presents a minimum of two concerts per year featuring renown choral music by historic and living composers, including major works such as Handel's Messiah as well as theme concerts such as "Music for the State", presented in the spring of 2013.  The group presents concerts in conjunction with a community orchestra with players from the northern Alabama region as well as with piano and/or small instrumental ensemble accompaniment.  Directed by Dr. Barbara Hudson, membership in the choir is open to all persons from ninth grade to age 90+ who can match pitch and blend with a group. 

College credit is available for students who would like to sing in Community Choir as a credit course, but anyone can join by simply attending rehearsals regularly every Thursday evening during the school term.  The group meets from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in room 103 of the Maze Music Building. 

Snead students who are both music majors and non-majors are eligible to audition for a Choral Scholarship which allows students to receive a minimum of 4 credits of tuition waivers per year.  With this scholarship, students can register for Snead's Concert Choir for credit and also register for Community Choir tuition free for both the fall and spring semesters.  Students may also participate in both groups by registering for Concert Choir for credit and attending Community Choir for no credit, leaving 2 of the tuition credits for the student to use for whatever course, private lessons, or other ensembles they choose. 

Auditions for the 2015-2016 school year will be held March 9-14, 2015.  For information on how to audition, please contact:

Dr. Barbara Hudson

Music and Voice Instructor, Community Choir Director

Phone: (256) 840-4147


Office: 100 Maze Music Building

Sara Hagood-Markham

Music Instructor, College Street Singer and College Choir Director


Office: 104 Maze Music Building

Snead State Community Choir, April 2013 concert, "Music for the Stage"

Snead State Community Choir, performance of Handel's Messiah, December 2012

Community Wind Band

The Community Wind Band is a concert band composed of Snead State students, adults within the Snead State area, and area high school students who have demonstrated excellence in All-State tryouts.  College credit is available for students who would like to perform with the wind band as a credit course. Anyone interested in participating in the Community Wind Band may subscribe to an email list available here.


The Spring 2015 rehearsal and performance schedule is as follows:

  • 02/23 - Rehearsal 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Maze Music Building  
  • 03/02 - Rehearsal 6:30 - 8:00 Maze Music Building
  • 03/16 - Rehearsal 6:30 - 8:00 Maze Music Building
  • 03/30 - Rehearsal 6:30 - 8:00 Maze Music Building
  • 04/13 - Rehearsal 6:30 - 8:00 Maze Music Building
  • 04/20 - Rehearsal 6:30 - 8:00 Bevill Center
  • 04/26 - Concert 3:00 Bevill Center
Michael McGee

Music Instructor, Jazz Band and Community Wind Band Director


Phone: 256-840-4148

Office: 107 Maze Music Building