The Middle Georgia Concert Band was organized in the fall of 1992 to provide opportunities for amateur musicians with high school or college music backgrounds, to continue participating in music performance, rehearsals and fellowship with other musicians. The group was founded by trombonist and music educator Norman (Rocky) Short and numerous charter members who continue to perform with the group.
The group performs six to ten concerts and other public performances during the year. Band membership normally varies from 45 to 50; some are music professionals but most are from other professions such as law, medicine, education, and military. The music covers a spectrum of marches, country, pop, and classical pieces. Membership is open to the public and anyone with a background in band music is encouraged to join. Membership is open to all wind and percussion players ages 17 through 97.