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

Flute Ensemble I
Mar 11, 2024
Continuing our monthly partnership with The Colonnades, our Flute Ensemble – composed of current and former Cville Band members – will perform classic pieces and put their own spin
2022 Paramount Concert August 2 (1)
Mar 23, 2024
The Charlottesville Band travels to Culpeper for the first time to play for the Community Concert Series Stage Alive.  The program will feature exciting selections from around the world,
CASE Hi Res
Mar 24, 2024
Come enjoy some pizza, wine, or beer while our Charlottesville Albemarle Saxophone Ensemble (CASE) performs a variety of modern, jazz, and popular music!

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.