Formed more than 40 years ago, the Colonie Town Band is a truly intergenerational group made up of dedicated amateur musicians ranging from teenagers to octogenarians. No auditions are required to join; new members are always welcome.
The Band carries on the long tradition of community bands in the United States. For more than 175 years, various civic bands have provided entertainment to the communities in which they live. As a matter of fact, the Band is a member of the Association of Concert Bands, an organization that encourages and fosters adult concert community, municipal, and civic bands.
A young conductor leads the band
Sponsored by the Parks & Recreation Department of the Town of Colonie, New York, the band performs more than 20 concerts a year free of charge at community venues including nursing homes, town parks, shopping malls, museums, county fairs, schools, and many other events. Read the positive feedback received for past performances.
A portion of the donations received for performances are used to fund the Frank Mooney Memorial Prize, an award benefiting a Colonie High School graduating senior.