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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Apr 28, 2024
The Charlottesville Band is excited to return to PVCC’s Dickinson Theater to open our 102nd season of free, live performances.  Our Spring program will feature some new music as
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May 13, 2024
Continuing our monthly partnership with The Colonnades Senior Living, the Rivanna Winds is a Dixieland band, playing a classic American style derived from blues, gospel, Ragtime and military brass
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May 16, 2024
Continuing our monthly partnership with The Center at Belvedere, Charlottesville Cinco is the Cville Band’s Woodwind Quintet, composed of flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon with a wide variety

Over a Century of Service

For more than 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 101st year, the Band is celebrating our longstanding tradition of sharing great music in Central Virginia and beyond. View our Centennial timeline to explore important moments in our past, and check out our blog, Marching Through History.

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