Founded in 1996, the Prince William Community Band is dedicated to providing the people of Prince William and surrounding counties the opportunity to perform or enjoy as audience members the exciting world of concert band music. PWCB fosters music education in area schools while enhancing community appreciation of the unique concert band sound and literature. Community musicians ranging from acting and retired professional musicians and educators to skilled amateurs volunteer quality performances.
The PWCB presents concerts at many venues around the County including The Harris Pavilion, Locust Shade Park pavilion, Mary Louise Jackson Amphitheater, and Hylton Performing Arts Center. Most indoor concerts are presented in various high school auditoriums. Also, the band presents a special concert for members of the All District Middle School and High School Bands every February which include renowned conductors and clinicians. Within PWCB there are three ensembles made up of band members. The Occoquan Heavy Metal, The Dunbar Saxophone Quartet, and the Moonlight Jazz Orchestra present performances around the County.
There are no tryouts for membership in the Band. Prospective members are encouraged to dust off their old instruments and meet us at Saunders Middle School at 7:30 Monday nights for the two hour weekly rehearsals. There are several PWCB members who travel to rehearsals every week from outside of the County. Membership is limited to those who are over the age of 18, although on rare occasions younger players whose skills are up to the challenge have been invited to join.