a non-profit community band

entertaining audiences throughout

Erie County and beyond

 
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Gem City Bands, located in Erie, Pennsylvania is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community band, consisting of 65+ dedicated amateur and semi-pro musicians who share the love of music.
 

Membership in this all-volunteer group is open to experienced musicians in the Erie and surrounding areas. The bands rehearse weekly and perform for a variety of audiences throughout the community. The programming offers a repertoire that appeals to most any musical taste, including jazz and big band charts, symphonic overtures, Broadway and show tunes, traditional concert band literature, movie themes, folk tunes, and many marches.

 

Browse around the site to find information about the bands, the upcoming schedule, how to join or book, and more.

WELCOME

Did you play a band instrument during high school or college? It's never too late to dig the case out from underneath the bed or the back of your closet, dust off that horn and get your chops in shape.

 

Join the Gem City Concert Band and get back into making great music and meeting fun new friends

Join the Concert Band

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NEWS:

Stay tuned!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Gem City's schedule is filling for the 2022 season. Be sure to check out all the upcoming event dates on the Schedule page.
 

Thur., June 16 • 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Gem City Jazz Ensemble
Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

Perry Square Stage
State Street, Erie PA

 

 

Tue., June 21 • 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gem City Concert Band
Summer Concert Series

New Hope Presbyterian Church
5440 Washington Avenue, Erie PA


Tue., June 28 • 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gem City Concert Band
Abiding Hope Lutheran Church
2402 West Grandview Boulevard, Erie PA


Fri., July 8 • 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.
Gem City Concert Band

Hendley  D. Hoge Bandstand
Mercer County Courthouse Square
Pitt Street, Mercer PA

 

 

Do you have a community event or festival planned? Are you looking for background entertainment or a dance band for an upcoming fund-raising event? Would your residents enjoy a live-music performance on the lawn or an in-house holiday concert?

 

The schedule fills quickly. Choose from one of the Gem City ensembles and book your event today

Make a tax-deductible donation to Gem City Bands via Paypal using your credit or debit card. You will be redirected to Paypal for a secure transaction. A donation receipt for your tax records may be printed at the end of your transaction. Thank you for supporting live music in the community!