The Oak Ridge Community Band
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

The Oak Ridge Community Band (ORCB) was founded in 1944 to give amateur musicians the opportunity to play their instruments and to provide quality band music for the Oak Ridge community. The band currently presents four free summer concerts in Alvin K. Bissell Park and six indoor concerts which beginning for the 2019-2020 series will be also be free admission. In lieu of admission, the band will request donations to help defray band expenses. The winter series concerts will be presented in three venues including the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center, the First Baptist Church, and new for the 2019-2020 series a new venue the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart located in Knoxville.

The Community Band is a tax exempt, non-profit organization registered in the State of Tennessee and is a member of the Arts Council of Oak Ridge. Rehearsals are held every Thursday evening 7:30 - 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge. Interested area musicians are welcome to join, and no auditions are required.

Oak Ridge Community Band Concert Series

In October the Community Band goes more formal presenting a series of indoor concerts under a general theme for the season which ends in April. For the 2020-2021 season there will be no admission fee for the indoor concerts. Instead, donations will be requested to help defray band expenses. Brochures about the 2020-2021 season will be mailed to former subscribers. Donation categories are Special Benefactor:$500+, Benefactor: $300 to $499, Patron: $200 to $299, Sponsor: $100 to $199, Friend : $1 to $99. Donations should be sent to ORCB, P.O. Box 6980, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6980.

Oak Ridge Community Band Summer Concerts

The 2020 summer series of outdoor concerts will begin the Oak Ridge Community Band's 76th season. All the band's summer concerts Memorial Day, July 4, the 1st Sunday in August, and Labor Day - are held at A.K. Bissell Park, 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike, at the Performing Arts Pavilion. No admission fee is charged but donations are gratefully accepted. Bring chairs or blankets for outdoor seating, and there is a paved area for wheelchairs.

Oak Ridge Community Band Summer 2020 Concert Schedule
  • Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day Concert: 7:00 p.m.
    Note: This concert has been cancelled.

  • Thursday, July 4 - Independence Day Concert:7:30 p.m.
    The concert celebrates America's Independence Day with music and is followed by the annual Oak Ridge City fireworks display.
    Note: This concert has been cancelled.

  • Sunday, August 2 - Best of Summer Concert: 7:00 p.m.

  • Monday, September 7 - Labor Day Concert: 7:00 p.m.


A past concert at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center


The Oak Ridge Community Band
P. O. Box 6980
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6980
Phone: 865-202-2773


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