The Oak Ridge Community Band/Oak Ridge Wind Ensemble
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

The organization was founded in 1944 to give amateur musicians a place to play their instruments and to provide quality band music for the Oak Ridge community. The band currently gives four free summer concerts in A.K. Bissell Park and six indoor concerts as part of a subscription series which are presented in various venues including the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center, the First Baptist Church, and Central Baptist Church.

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 Summer Concerts

All of the summer concerts are held at A.K. Bissell Park, and there is no admission fee. Please note the outdoor concerts begin at 7 p.m. with the EXCEPTION of the July 4 Independence Day concert which begins at 7:30 p.m.

Taylor Hughey, trombone soloist
at 2018 Memorial Day Concert
Oak Ridge Community Band Summer 2018 Concert Schedule
  • Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day Concert: 7:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, 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.

  • Sunday, August 5 - Summer Concert: 7:00 p.m.

  • Monday, September 3 - Labor Day Concert: 7:00 p.m.

Oak Ridge Community Band/ Wind Ensemble Subscription Series Concerts

For the Fall, Winter, Spring season the same group of musicians goes more formal as the Oak Ridge Wind Ensemble - presenting a series of concerts under a general theme for the concert season. These concerts are presented on Sunday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. either in the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center, First Baptist Church, or at Central Baptist Church.

A Subscription Series concert at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center


The Oak Ridge Wind Ensemble/The Oak Ridge Community Band
P. O. Box 6980
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6980
Phone: 865-483-3044


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This site was developed and is maintained for
The Oak Ridge Community Band/Oak Ridge Wind Ensemble
as a service to the music community by George J. Farris
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Last Revised: July 27, 2018