We are volunteer musicians from across Cape Cod--and we have a few members who travel from off-Cape to play with us, too! We are adults who share a lifelong passion for instrumental music.
Our musician members are members of our communities. You may recognize doctors, nurses, secretaries, teachers, technicians, bankers, and clergymen. Some of us have retired on Cape Cod. Some of us have lived here all our lives. Some of us are raising our young families here.
We come together to learn and to play music. But we gather not just for ourselves. We are committed to the CCCB mission: to enhance the musical and cultural life of Cape Cod.
Our concerts are free!
We believe that community music isn’t just for the musicians who play, but for the audience members who come to enjoy the music we play. We welcome donations to defer our operating costs.
We hope to see you at our next concert!
In December of 2019, our Happiness concert cheered audience and band members alike with an assortment of upbeat selections, including a reprise of two movements from Portraits of Cape Cod by Michael Donovan. We could surely use a healthy dose of gladness this year, and we wish we could deliver more musical good cheer. But we cannot. In order to keep our musicians and our supporters safe, we have suspended performances for the 2020-2021 season.
That doesn’t mean we’ll disappear. If you’ve been following the Band, you know that while our performance pedigree dates back to the 1970s, we were reborn as an independent musical organization in 2013. Since, we've shared music with you in concert settings, and we've also sent musicians into the Barnstable Public schools, and played children's concerts at Joint Base Cape Cod. That's why we call ourselves community musicians.
If you'd like to join our community of supporters, you can do so securely here. (Our address is there too, in case you'd rather pay by check.) A contribution of $5 or $10 will help this young nonprofit stay afloat during a time when we cannot rely on audience donations or small business sponsors. $25.00 or more gets you a listing in our program—along with our deepest appreciation.
We hope to delight and transport you with live performances again in 2021-22.