Putnam County Community Band

Welcome

We hope you will consider joining our ensemble. We have grown to become a twenty five member concert band. We rehearse once each week and perform periodically during the year. We do not require auditions.

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Performance - May 2011

Putnam County Community Band
Monday evening rehearsal - March 2010

The band performs in and around Palatka, Florida and has been heard at Azalea Days, Azalea Festival, Fourth of July Celebration, Relay for Life, Haven Hospice. Putnam County Community Band has also made guest performances with the Palatka High School Band.

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Performance - May 2011


Imperial by Karl King - click to play

Some of you may be thinking, "I am not good enough to join a band." Even though some people approach it as such, music is not a competitive sport. Many people leave music for that very reason. It ceases to be fun and they quit. Playing in a community band is about having fun, enjoying the beauty of making music, and sharing the experience with others.

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A brass band in Palatka circa 1900. source

The community band is a grand tradition in America. One hundred years ago, it was estimated that there were over 10,000 community bands across the country. Now there are perhaps 2,000. A community band is more than just a band. It is a unifying force in the community. The band members and the audience members have a unique relationship that you don't find in the concert hall - they are all friends, neighbors and family. Shared experiences are bonding experiences that lead to new relationships and strengthen old ones.

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2nd Infantry Band of Palatka - National Guard of Florida source

The Putnam County Community Band is a not for profit, volunteer organization, incorporated in the state of Florida. Contributions are tax deductible, and very much appreciated.