Band Program - Central Baptist College

Band Program

Scholarships and Auditions

Band scholarships are awarded based on playing ability at a live audition and do not require students to major in music. Every student accepted into the CBC Band will be awarded a scholarship. Students who achieve All State and/or All Region Bands in their high school careers will be eligible for larger scholarship opportunities.

Interested in an audition? Schedule yours today by clicking here. Be prepared to play 2 excerpts of contrasting styles, major scales, and sight read. Each excerpt should be 2-3 minutes in length.

For more information on the new CBC Band Program, contact Tim Gunter at (501) 205-8914 or

Tim Gunter – Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music

Tim Gunter is most well-known for his tenure as Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, a position he held for 13 years. He has also served as Associate Director of Bands at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and numerous bands across the state of Arkansas. Gunter most recently has served as the Pastor of Worship and Discipleship at First Baptist Church in Camden, AR since 2012.

Gunter received a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education in 1979 and a Master of Music Conducting degree in 1993, both from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.