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
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
Jun 16, 2018
4:00 pm Durham Central Park - Third Annual
Triangle Community Band Festival
Jul 03, 2018

7:30 pm

6:30 pm
Cary Arts Center - Theater
31st Annual Patriotic Celebration -
The Great War

Preshow - Applause! Cary Youth Theatre
Jul 04, 2018
5:45 pm Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Regency Park
2018 Summerfest 4th of July
Aug 25, 2018
09:45 am Downtown Cary           42nd Annual
Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival
  • 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

Remember the Circus?

Friday, March 02, 2018, 7:30 PM
Cary Arts Center - Theater
Cary, NC

The Greatest Show on Earth may have stopped its trains and folded its tents for the last time, but the world of the circus is still with us - and at the time it used to show up in our area each year. Remember the Grand Entrance parade with Thunder and Blazes, the seal act with Walking Frog, the aerialists flying above to The Crimson Pedal, the big cats in The Big Cage, the Grand Finale with Barnum & Bailey's Favorite, and many more in the three rings in between. There's more - This year in Cary we're celebrating the Page-Walker's 150th birthday. (The Page-Walker was built in 1868.) What is the circus connection? From 1941 to 1971 the Williams family, who owned the Page-Walker, built and repaired circus wagons here on site and also had a dog and pony act which performed with larger circuses when they came to the area. So, for kids of all ages, come one, come all. Hear the thrills, the chills, the spills, and enjoy the grand spectacle as we answer the question, do you Remember the Circus?

See the Remember the Circus? concert poster