The Jeannette Community Band was originally organized as the Jeannette Centennial Band in May of 1988 for the purpose of performing for the city of Jeannette's Centennial Celebration. Other organizations associated with Jeannette's 100th birthday have been dissolved, however, the band, backed by tremendous community support, continues to rehearse and perform. We perform concerts throughout the summer in the City of Jeannette and its surrounding communities. During its over thirty years of existence, The Jeannette Community Band has performed well over 250 concerts in the area. Typically attendance at our concerts is 300 - 400 people.
The Jeannette Centennial Band, now appropriately renamed The Jeannette Community Band is currently comprised of over 65 musicians from Jeannette and surrounding communities ranging in age of 16 to 89 years old. Our members consist of high school and college students, professionals, ex-professionals, band directors, and others who enjoy playing a musical instrument and like to socialize with people who share a common interest. We play music that consists of a mix of show tunes, marches, big band and light classical. We also perform an annual Christmas concert. While many community bands have only one director, we are fortunate to have several.
The Jeannette Community Band is located in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, a community about 25 miles east of Pittsburgh, in Westmoreland County. Our practices and three of our concerts are held at the Jeannette American Legion, 109 S. 5th Street, Jeannette, PA. We rehearse every Tuesday evening from 7:30-9:00 p.m. except for a Winter break beginning after our Christmas Concert through early March. We also take a brief Summer break after our last August Concert until the first Tuesday after Labor Day.
New members are welcome at anytime. Many of our new band members haven't played in years but want to take up their instrument again.
There are no dues or charges to join The Jeannette Community Band; however we do ask that band members bring their own music stands. We depend on sponsors and donations for our funding. Past sponsors include the Elliot Company, Jeannette, PA., and Citizens Bank.