The Hamilton County Community Band (HCCB) was founded on February 25, 2018 with a meeting between Brian Swart, Marc Feeney and Eric Thornbury. These three men saw a need for a true community band in Hamilton County. Our mission is to have a “FUN” atmosphere that is inviting to all musicians. HCCB is a year around band that rehearses Sunday’s from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Noblesville High School. Please contact our Director, Brian Swart for more information.
Brian Swart is a native of Atlanta, Indiana. He received his bachelor’s degree in music from Ball State University in 2006, where he studied trombone under John Seidel. While at Ball State, Brian played bass trombone in the Wind Ensemble and Studio Jazz Ensemble. He was also Drum Major of the “Pride of Mid-America” Marching Band.
He is currently the Director / Founder of the Hamilton County Community Band. Past adventures include, President of the Hamilton Heights Band Boosters, Director of the Lapel Community Band, band staff for Daleville High School, Columbia City High School, Noblesville High School, Hamilton Heights High School, and Lapel High School. His professional memberships include The Association of Concert Bands, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Brian resides in Arcadia, Indiana with his wife Melissa (flute and Attorney with the State of Indiana) his sons, Ethan (trumpet, and State of Indiana Diving Champion. He is a Senior at Hamilton Heights High School) and Noah (percussionist marching with The Cadets Drum Corps and Cap City Percussion). His step-son James is a percussionist and Family Case Manager with the State of Indiana. Brian works as a Technology Manager for IGT Indiana working on behalf of the State Lottery Commission of Indiana (Hoosier Lottery).