The Asheville Community Band was organized in October, 1979 as a concert band for musicians of all ages and professions. Now composed of over ninety musicians, this wind band truly represents Western North Carolina with members representing six counties. The all-volunteer band ranges in age from high school to octogenarian and is a 501(c)3 organization. Their mission is to support music education and the proud tradition of community bands and symphonic band music across America, and have a great time together doing so.

In 1997 a scholarship program was started by the Asheville Community Band to encourage and aid college students majoring in instrumental music education. Since then the band has presented over thirty-five college scholarships. In 2011, the band added two summer band camp scholarships for middle and high school students in addition to the college awards.  Our final mission is to encourage the instruction of future music instructors by supporting middle school, high school, and college students who may spread the joys and skills of music to future generations.

Our band also has many costs in order to continuously operate.  While we have dues for members and sell concert tickets, our scholarships are a primary means of community involvement, and represent our desire to give back where we can.  We believe in the future of music educators and continually do what we can to enrich the experiences of our future music educators. 

We have two different ways to donate, individual and corporate donations.

INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS

If you would like to donate as an individual to the Asheville Community Band to support our scholarships, please send a check with the word "scholarship fund" in the memo line to our Treasurer at:

Asheville Community Band

Attn: Scholarship Fund

PO Box 17782

Asheville, NC 28816

We also accept Paypal! Click here to send funds to the Asheville Community Band with a few simple mouseclicks! (You will be redirected to the Paypal website).

CORPORATE DONATIONS

For corporate donations, we have a program created that includes your logo in our concert programs, your company being mentioned during the concert, Facebook callouts of your support for local music, and other options. Please click “Contact Us” above and we will email you our corporate donation information. This is a terrific way to show your company’s civic pride, and that you give back to the community.

We thank you for your support of strengthening the community of Western North Carolina and beyond!

We also accept Paypal! Click here to send funds to the Asheville Community Band with a few simple mouseclicks! (You will be redirected to the Paypal website).