The Cary Town Band

CTB 2017
  Cary Arts Center July 03, 2017
Photo: 'Mark Rainey  

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
Aug 26, 2017
09:45 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

41st Annual
Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

Saturday, Aug 26, 2017, 10:00 AM
Main Stage - Downtown Cary
Cary, NC

Late August - the dog days of summer - lazy days - the perfect time for the 41st Annual Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival - a day filled with exhibits and shopping and entertainment of all varieties. And what better way to start the festival than with the Cary Town Band on the Main stage - in the morning before the heat of the day. As you start enjoying all the activities, stop by to hear rousing marches, circus melodies, old-timey rags, and a waltz or two. It will have you tapping your toes and dancing off to see all there is to see at this year's Lazy Daze Festival. We'll see you there.


Friday, Sep 08, 2017, 7:30 PM
Sertoma Amphitheatre, Bond Park
Cary, NC

Have you ever noticed how many pieces of music have a color in the title - like Red Rose Rag or White Christmas or Black Horse Troop? The band's first "silly prize" concert this season highlights such works. There may even be music for these color's variations such as pink, crimson, purple, gray, or grey. (Yes, both spellings.) Join us on this hopefully warm but not too hot late summer evening for lots of musical Colors