We are Central Virginia’s community band.

uplifting and
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.


Feb 23, 2023
Continuing our ensemble series at The Center at Belvedere, the Charlottesville Albemarle Saxophone Ensemble (CASE) performs a variety of modern, jazz, and popular music composed and/or arranged for soprano,
2022 Holiday Concert
Apr 16, 2023
The Cville Band is excited to return to the PVCC Dickinson Theater to open our 101st season of live performances.  Our Spring program will feature some new music as

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.