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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Nov 18, 2021
The Clarinet Ensemble is comprised of players of all types of clarinets.  Their repertoire ranges over many time periods and styles, from Baroque and Classical era transcriptions to modern
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Dec 12, 2021
The Charlottesville Band will present a Community Holiday Celebration Concert on Sunday, December 12 at 2:30 pm at the TING Pavilion on the Downtown Mall.  The FREE family oriented

A Century of Service

For the last 99 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 will celebrate our longstanding tradition of sharing great music in Central Virginia and beyond. View our history timeline and get to know Cville Band.

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