Charlotte Concert Band

A nonprofit organization

$4,535 raised by 22 donors

76% complete

$6,000 Goal

In the summer of 1966, Jim Hall, then director of music at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, ran an ad in the local Charlotte newspaper, calling for fellow amateur musicians to come together and play in a community concert band. His intent was to provide an outlet for former high school and college band members to maintain their interest in playing in an informal and relaxed atmosphere - one that would be both stimulating and enjoyable.

With that simple goal, there was never a thought that 56 years later, the Charlotte Concert Band would grow into one of the cultural gems in Charlotte’s rich performing arts community and serve as a place where amateur musicians can participate in music through quality performances of concert band repertoire and develop lifelong friendships.

We would like to ask for your support this Giving Tuesday as we look for ways to ensure that our organization not only survives but thrives beyond these difficult and challenging times. As many of you may know, after many years of calling them home, we are no longer in partnership with Queens University due to the renovation of their fine arts center. We were tasked with finding a new home for rehearsals and for equipment and library storage. Losing the financial support of the University has increased our operational expenses tremendously. We raised $5,000 in 2020 and $4,000 in 2021 through Giving Tuesday. Our goal this year is an ambitious $8,000. We all know how inflation has affected almost everything and our expenses have been impacted as well.  

With your support, we can continue providing quality music to the Charlotte region, as we have done for over 56 years, while giving musicians the opportunity to keep music in their lives. Music has many great benefits including physical, mental and emotional well-being. There are so many ways that we connect not only with each other but with our community. Our "Musician For A Lifetime" program reaches our youngest and most talented middle school players and provides them with an opportunity that can literally change the course of their lives. We are extremely proud of our players and their dedication. We hope that you will take a few minutes to watch some of those PERFORMANCES.  

We hope that you can contribute to our cause. There is no amount too small. We thank you in advance for your support and hope to see you soon at one of our performances. Thank you so very much for your patronage and your support! 

More information about the organization can be found at the Charlotte Concert Band's website

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Organization name

Charlotte Concert Band

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Arts & Culture Community


1800 CAMDEN RD STE 107 # 219