E.B. Coleman Orchestra The E. B. Coleman Orchestra was organized in 1955 and consisted of eighteen amateur musicians. "E.B." did all of the band arrangements and wrote numerous original compositions. It performed at wedding receptions, conventions, parties and Mardi Gras and society balls. "E.B." retired as conductor of the orchestra in 1993 yet continued to write arrangements for the band. At the time of his retirement, the orchestra had grown to twenty-two pieces. Hubert "Hawk" Stanfield assumed the position of bandleader and conductor of The E. B. Coleman Orchestra in 1993. The orchestra is currently under the direction of Hosea London and consists of fifteen members.