The Richmond Concert Band, is a diverse adult community band whose mission is to perform free concerts for the citizens of the metropolitan Richmond area, and to provide a quality and challenging performing experience for local musicians of all ages. Concerts are presented year-round with the summer/outdoor season opening at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens on the Saturday/day before Easter. The band also performs 4 or 5 indoor Christmas Concert in December in different parts of the metro area, someplace convenient for most everyone. Other indoor concerts are also performed on occasion.

We are a symphonic band with a roster of up to 100 musicians from all walks of life ranging in age from 17 to 87 years of age. Each concert features 60 to 90 of these musicians.  Members of the Richmond Concert Band are amateur and semi-professional musicians who enjoy making music as part of a concert band.

The Richmond Concert Band has enjoyed the privilege of performing under the direction of two well known guest conductors – composer/arranger Warren Barker and John Philip Sousa, IV, the great-grandson of John Philip Sousa. In 1996, Mr. Barker was commissioned to write a piece of music  in celebration of the band’s 25th anniversary. This composition, Capitol Square March, was published by Warner Bros and was bought and performed by concert bands all over the USA!

Formed in 1971, we are the oldest active community band in the Richmond metropolitan area and have 12-15 performances each year. We strive to be “The Band of Choice”; the choice for musicians, event planners, and audiences alike. Under the direction of Dr. Mark W. Poland since February 1979, the band offers a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, all the while striving for the highest level of musicianship.

The band rehearses every Tuesday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church in the Fan. Membership is open to anyone over 16 years of age who plays a band instrument and wants to be a part of an adult concert band. Auditions are not required. Join us and experience the joy of making music!

Music Director: Dr. Mark W. Poland

Assistant Director: Rob Blankenship

Richmond Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Mark W. Poland

since February 1979

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Concerts 2017

Saturday Jan 21 - 7:00pm

Carpenter Theater Dominion Arts Center

600 E. Grace St., Suite 400, Richmond, 23219

Sunday, Mar 5 - 4:00pm

Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church

100 Mt. Pisgah Dr, Village of Midlothian, 23113

Saturday, April - 15  2:00pm

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, 23228

Tuesday, April 18  - 7:00pm

Linwood Holton Elementary School

1600 W. Laburnum Ave, Richmond, 23227

Sunday, May 14 - 6:00pm

Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road

Richmond, VA 23221

Tuesday, July 4 - 7:30pm

Dogwood Dell

600 S.Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220

Sunday, Aug 20 - 6:00pm

Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road

Richmond, VA 23221

Sunday, Sept 24 - 5:30pm

Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road

Richmond, VA 23221

Tuesday , Nov. 28 - 7:00pm

Greek Orthodox Cathedral

30 Malvern Av., Richmond  23221

Tuesday, Dec. 5 - 7:00pm

Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church

100 Mt. Pisgah Dr, Midlothian 23113

Tuesday, Dec. 12 - 7:00pm

Sandston Baptist Church

100 W. Williamsburg Rd, Sandston, VA

Sunday, Dec. 17 - 4:00pm

Tabernacle Baptist Church – 1925 Grove Av., Richmond  23220

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