Come see The Village Band and The Franklin Street Traditional Jazz Band to celebrate the 4th of July!
The Village Band of Chapel Hill / Carrboro, North Carolina is a non-profit community concert band committed to providing our members an opportunity for life-long musical expression, promoting music in the lives of all we meet, and providing cultural enrichment in our community. We are comprised of all ages, from teens to people in their 90s!
In 2011 eight of us, some who had known one another for years, discovered our mutual interest in the early form of jazz , principally as it emerged in New Orleans at the beginning of the last century. In getting together to share this interest, and to expand our individual musical abilities to play and interpret these familiar melodies, we came to see the possibility of forming a new band to focus on the music we love, and to bring a "Carolina sound" to one of America's most classic musical forms.