We are Central Virginia’s community band.

Entertaining,
uplifting and
inspiring
since 1922.

Since August 17, 1922, the Charlottesville Band has filled the air near and far with symphonic music. Formerly known as The Municipal Band of Charlottesville, we are one of the oldest continuously operating amateur community bands in the United States, bringing talented community members together through a love of music. The Band and its seven small group ensembles give dozens of performances each year, from pop-up concerts in public parks to tuxedo-clad recitals at the Paramount Theater. Together, we volunteer over 14,000 hours per year to make excellent music for our community. Our concerts are free and open to everyone, and they always will be.

Events

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Jul 05, 2022
The Cville Band returns to one of Charlottesville’s newest venues, The Center at Belvedere.  The Band will present an outdoor program of favorites from a variety of American genres. 

Get into The Spirit of '22.

Raise a glass with us to the next century. After refining every note for 100 years, we are proud to share these crisp and tasty ones with you as well, for your favorite meal or conversation. Now available from DuCard Vineyards, The Charlottesville Band Centennial Vintage.

Wine produced and sold by DuCard Vineyards with proceeds donated to The Charlottesville Band

A Century of Service

For the last 100 years, the Charlottesville Band has been a musical and cultural cornerstone in the greater Charlottesville area, participating in important community events such as the July 4th Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello. To date, the Band has traveled over 100,000 miles throughout the eastern United States. We’ve played for seven U.S. Presidents and the Queen of England. Today, we play for you. In our 100th year, the Band is celebrating our longstanding tradition of sharing great music in Central Virginia and beyond. View our history timeline to explore important moments in our past, and meet Peggy Madison, Band member since 1957, in the video below.

 

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More than music alone, the Band is about the ties that bring a community together.