Mark your calendars!

It's hard to believe the Greenville Concert Band has been performing in the Upstate for 50 years, but it's true! October 1 will be the 50th anniversary of our first performance in 1972. The Board of Directors is pleased to announce our 51st performance season, and we plan to spend the whole season celebrating turning 50, culminating in a grand celebration of concert band music with a special tribute to American music icon John Philip Sousa on May 19, 2023. Our performances will include the following:


 

A Creepy, Crawly Halloween!

Join The Greenville Concert Band for a fantastical concert of music by Eric Whitacre, Stephen Melillo, Richard Wagner, and other fantastical composers! Bring a sweater to warm the goose bumps brought by creepy, crawly selections like Rise of the Firebird, Zombie Tango, Danse Diabolique, and Godspeed.

All children in costume will receive a Halloween treat!

Saturday, October 29, 2022, at 2:00 pm

White Oak Baptist Church Gymnasium
41 White Oak Road
Greenville, SC

and

Sunday, October 30, 2022, at 2:30 pm

Hughes Main Library
25 Heritage Green Place
Greenville, SC


Ring the Bells of Christmas

The bells of Christmas peal out the old familiar carols of joy, peace, and hope. Join The Greenville Concert Band as they welcome the season with bells of delight! Featured music will include selections by J.S. Bach, Percy Grainger, Alfred Reed and Ian McDougal.

Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 2:00 pm

The Spinning Jenny
107 Cannon Street
Greer, SC

and

Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 2:00 pm

Location TBD

and

Sunday, December 11, 2022, at 2:30 pm

White Oak Baptist Church Gymnasium
41 White Oak Road
Greenville, SC


It's Gershwin, by George! With Aaron and Lenny!

Join the Greenville Concert Band as we explore the music of three American creative masters—George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, and Leonard Bernstein. Great tunes by great composers that speak to a great country!

Saturday, February 18, 2023, at 2:00 pm

Hughes Main Library
25 Heritage Green Place
Greenville, SC

and

Sunday, February 19, 2023, at 3:00 pm

The Spinning Jenny
107 Cannon Street
Greer, SC


From Occident to Orient

“All Aboard!” The Orient Express is ready to roll. Join the Greenville Concert Band on a musical tour across the European continent into the exotic sounds of the Orient with the music of Sousa, Sibelius, Saint-Saens, Shostakovich, and Suzuki.

Friday, March 31, 2023, at 7:00 pm

Location TBD

and

Saturday, April 1, 2023, at 2:00 pm

Hughes Main Library
25 Heritage Green Place
Greenville, SC


A Sousa Spectacular

Join the Greenville Concert Band and soloists for “A Sousa Spectacular” with guest conductor and Sousa impersonator, Dr. John Locke. This concert spectacular celebrates the Sousa Band’s three appearances in Greenville’s historic Textile Hall and the Greenville Concert Band’s 50th Anniversary Season. This is more than marches; it is the recreation of the cultural event that a Sousa concert was: delightful music by a great ensemble and fantastic soloists!

Friday, May 19, 2023, at 7:00 pm

Rodeheaver Auditorium
Bob Jones University
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd
Greenville, SC


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The Greenville Concert Band needs your support. Would you or your business partner with us as a concert sponsor? If so, please contact development@greenvilleconcertband.org.