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Winter Break:   Next Rehearsal 7:30-9:30PM Tuesday January 31, 2017

Hanover Arts & Activities Center, 500 South Center Street, Ashland VA 23005

Thanks to HCB members & patrons for helping fund our Band (We are a 501C3 organization)

New members are always welcome, Dust off your instrument and give us a try…  

We are note-able! 

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Founded in 1989, the Hanover Concert Band is celebrating it’s 27th year…    We are a group of dedicated amateur musicians who meet regularly throughout the year to play and perform concert band music.

 HCB is a community band and performs throughout Hanover county and the greater Richmond metro area as the “Musical Ambassadors of Hanover County”.  We are under the direction of Karla Bloom of Montpelier Virginia. Venues have included Hanover Tomato Festival, Virginia War Memorial, Virginia Center Commons Mall, Commemorative Celebrations at Wayside Veterans Memorial Park, as well as Town of Ashland celebrations including the Strawberry Faire, the Ashland 4th of July Family event,Train Day in early November,  Hanover Arts and Activities Center fund raisers and more.  

The Band is a 501(C)3 Organization  

Donations are welcome and greatly appreciated.  We fund our activities with donations and gifts from boosters, patrons, band members, sponsors and benefactors.  Donations should be directed to: Treasurer, Hanover Concert Band at PO Box 652, Ashland VA 23005. 

  Hanover Concert Band invites you to kindle or rekindle your musical past.  Join us in providing the gift of live musical entertainment to our community.  We rehearse most Tuesday evenings 7:30PM to 9:30PM at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center, located at 500 S Center Street, in the heart of Ashland.  We perform 12-15 concerts throughout the year. Musicians of all ages are welcome to join the band.  Auditions are not required, but musicians must be able to read music at minimum difficulty level of grade III or better.  

We have produced scrapbooks for all of our 27 years.  They were donated to the Virginia Historical Society this morning.  Eventually they will be archived along with copies of all the tapes and C/D’s of concerts that were recorded.   Once the scrapbooks are archived by the Society’s staff you will have to and be able to dig into what has been saved and preserved.

If one of you would like to pick up the scrapbooking and archive duties beginning with the 2016 season, please let the band board know.

 Respectfully and Faithfully Submitted, 

Marshall Johnson, HCB Volunteer Bookings and Public Relations. 

To discuss a potential concert for your organization contact Marshall Johnson at 804-789-0536; Click on this link to E-Mail   or contact us by USPS:  Program Director, Hanover Concert Band, PO Box 652, Ashland VA 23005.


In 2007, The band received the Hanover County Commitment to Community Award.   This honor was first awarded in 1999 and then again to HCB in 2007.  The Award is now awarded annually as an encouragement to those who improve our county’s quality of life thorugh volunteerism.  May 6th, 2014 we were honored by Hanover County for the band’s 25 years of volunteer service to the community and again on May 13th 2015 HCB received a citation from the Board of Supervisors presented by the Honorable Canova Perterson on behalf of the Board honoring the band’s 25 years of service. 

Hanover Concert Band