Who We Are
The Village Band of Chapel Hill / Carrboro, North Carolina is a non-profit community concert band committed to providing our members an opportunity for life-long musical expression, promoting music in the lives of all we meet, and providing cultural enrichment in our community. The Village Band was organized in 1974 by Dan Margoni, a music instructor in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro school system. We are currently comprised of about 60 members from their teens to their 90s, including high school and university students, professionals, and retirees. Our Director is Dr. John Fuller of NC State University's Department of Music.
The band has a long history of providing musical entertainment at such venues as the Carrboro Town Center, University Mall, Southern Village, and retirement communities such as Carolina Meadows and Carol Woods. Its repertoire ranges from classic community band music (marches and military/patriotic music, classic and contemporary pieces), reductions of orchestral and opera pieces, and show tunes and holiday music. Click the Gallery tab above to listen to us.
The members of the Village Band are dedicated to bringing quality performances of a broad range of music to diverse venues in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and nearby communities; and they simply love playing for audiences of all types and all ages. If you are organizing an event and would like The Village Band to perform for your audience, contact our band President.
The Village Band is a non-profit 501(c) organization. Your tax deductible donation is appreciated! To contribute, please contact our Treasurer.
Our Next Concert:
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Haw River Festival
A varied selection of pieces appropriate to the season.
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Join the Band!
Any interested musician is welcome to attend rehearsals Monday nights 7:30 to 9:00 at East Chapel Hill High School (second week in September through first week in July). No auditions are required to join the band, and everyone with an interest in music is welcome.
The experience level of the membership ranges from near professional to people who haven't played since high school, but want to play once again. Skill levels are varied. Some members started playing recently after a 20+ year hiatus while others have enjoyed long and distinguished careers as amateur performers. The ages of band members range from the teens (with several high school students in the membership) through the nineties.
We typically play seven to nine concerts per year. Our season runs from the first Monday after Labor Day weekend through the 4th of July. Click the Concert Schedule tab above to see upcoming performances.
To join the band, click the Contact Us tab above and contact our band President or our Director, or come to one of our Monday evening rehearsals.