Greater Harrisburg Concert Band
Greater Harrisburg Concert Band

About GHCB

A number of dedicated musicians formed The Greater Harrisburg Concert Band in 1983 in order to pool the area’s very best musicians into one high quality and versatile performing ensemble. The Band grew out of the consolidation of several pre-existing organizations, including the Moose Band and the American Legion Band. These were two performing groups that had provided decades of fine band music to concert-goers in the Harrisburg area.

The Greater Harrisburg Concert Band is currently comprised of approximately 50 professional musicians, including many area music teachers and band directors. The membership is augmented by the talents of young, accomplished high school and college-age instrumentalists.

The Greater Harrisburg Concert Band was formed to serve five main purposes. These purposes are to provide the people of the greater Harrisburg area with an outstanding concert band, to enhance the cultural possibilities of the Harrisburg region by fulfilling both entertainment and educational purposes alike, to preserve the tradition of American concert bands and town bands in this region, to provide a professional concert band for the many wind and percussion players in this area, and to provide an opportunity for talented young musicians to perform at a professional level.