The Cary Town Band

CTB 2014
  Cary Arts Center July 03, 2014
Photo: K. Brickman  

The Cary Town Band (Cary, NC) is reminiscent of the turn of the 20th century bands led by Sousa, Goldman, and others who popularized band concerts all over America. Presenting concerts recreating that bygone era, the band plays marches from many nations, circus music, waltzes, rags, polkas, famous overtures, and other “pops” classical music of the 1860’s to 1920’s with an occasional nod to more modern fare.

Picture this band (as above) or in classic period uniforms at events sponsored by your organization. Providing indoor and outdoor concerts for patriotic events, ceremonies, and civic events, the band is available for performances.

The Cary Town Band rehearses on Thursday evenings. If you would like to be a part of a "town band" experience, or to add such an experience to your event, or just for more information, please contact director Stuart Holoman.

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Cary Town Band, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation.
Contributions and donations are fully tax deductible and greatly appreciated.
The Cary Town Band is sponsored in part by:
Also by a grant from the Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival, a Cary-based festival supporting local arts and non-profit organizations and activities.

2017- 2018 Public Concert Season Schedule

(All Public Concerts have free admission.)

Date Time Location & Concert Theme
Jun 17, 2017
4:00 pm Durham Central Park - Second Annual
Triangle Community Band Festival
Jul 03, 2017

7:30 pm

6:30 pm
Cary Arts Center - Theater
30th Annual Patriotic Celebration -
The Declaration

Preshow - Applause! Cary Youth Theatre
Jul 04, 2017
5:45 pm Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Regency Park
2017 Summerfest 4th of July
Aug 26, 2017
10:00 am Downtown Cary           41st Annual
Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival
Sep 08, 2017
7:30 pm Sertoma Amphitheatre, Bond Park
Oct 27, 2017
7:30 pm Cary Arts Center - Theater
Spooky Music
Dec 15, 2017
7:30 pm Cary Senior Center, Bond Park
Winterfest '17
Mar 02, 2018
7:30 pm Cary Arts Center - Theater
Remember the Circus?
Apr 13, 2018
7:30 pm Cary Arts Center - Theater
Friday the 13th
Jul 03, 2018

7:30 pm

6:30 pm
Cary Arts Center - Theater
31st Annual Patriotic Celebration -
Theme TBD
Preshow - Applause! Cary Youth Theatre
  • Locations and directions for concert venues.
  • Like to hear a particular piece? Make a request!
  • See Past Concerts for a listing of past concerts, music performed, and program notes.

Next Concert

                Second Annual
Triangle Community Band Festival

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 4:00 PM
Durham Central Park
501 Foster Street
Durham, NC 27701

For a late afternoon of great band music, you'll definitely want to join us for the Second Annual Triangle Community Band Festival. Continuing an annual tradition from the mid 1990's that was lost in 2006, when the old Cary Town Band gazebo bandstand was vacated, this festival brings together all the Triangle area's wonderful community bands in a joint concert not to be missed. The Festival features performances from:
        4:00 pm Raleigh Concert Band,
        4:25 pm (Chapel Hill) Village Band
        4:50 pm Cary Town Band,
        5:25 pm Holly Springs Community Band,
        5:50 pm Durham Community Concert Band
        6:15 pm Combined Bands - Stars & Stripes Forever
Each band will perform about a 25 minute short concert. (The Durham Central Park venue allows multiple bands to be set up simultaneously so there will be little time between groups.) Then the bands will all join together in a performance of John Philip Sousa's The Stars and Stripes Forever, with a sound we're sure will be heard throughout downtown Durham - a moment you will not want to miss. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from local food trucks. This project is supported by the Durham Arts Council's Annual Arts Fund and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. For more information, check out the website at If you like band music, you will definitely want to add this event to your calendar. Bring your blankets or chairs and we'll see you there.

See the Triangle Community Band Festival concert poster