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SINCE 1996

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We hope that you enjoy your visit to this website. Return often to find out what's happening with the bands, get event information, and make a donation. The Spartanburg Community Band, along with affiliated sub-groups like the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble, is a tax-exempt organization chartered under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. We are financed by donations from members and friends, including corporate sponsors and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.



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Message From The Bands    

Community Band Director Mr. John Holloway

johnhollowayMr. John Holloway, conductor of the Spartanburg Community Band invites you to come and be a part of the area's premier open membership symphonic group. We only ask that members practice and attend a majority of our rehearsals. This is a fabulous opportunity for anyone wishing to be a part of a top notch performing concert band. Join us for fun, friendship, and community service. We provide quality symphonic band concerts to the general public in the Upstate of South Carolina.

Symphonic and Jazz Music

The Spartanburg Community Band is made up of musicians from all walks of life, young and seasoned, amateur and professional, from Spartanburg, South Carolina, and surrounding areas. Established in 1996 to provide an outlet for these community players, the SCB and its affiliates offer free concerts to the public.

The bands and ensembles under our auspices play for events such as Spring Fling, Music on Main, Dickens of a Christmas, and special programs such as the Pan American Games for the Blind. Our signature yearly concerts, Ice Cream Sundays Summer Concert Series and Christmas Festival, are very popular.

Membership is extended to qualified musicians without regard to race, color, creed, sex, or how long it has been since you played in high school. Come and play with us!

Rehearsal Schedule

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Tuesdays 7:00 to 9:00 PM Spartanburg Day School

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For many years, Bill Drake served as the Voice of the Band, and reigned as the most popular radio personality in Spartanburg. The band wishes to express condolences for his passing. He was our champion in the local media, our fan, and our friend.

Mr. Bill Drake