History

Founding

The Verona Area Concert Band was founded in November 2010 by seven community members with a passion for music and a desire to provide a high-quality opportunity for local musicians to play together. Just three months later, on February 15th, 2011, the VACB held its first rehearsal. Turnout far exceeded expectations, confirming the confirming the founders’ belief that area musicians were eager to find opportunities to play challenging, diverse, and entertaining music for concert band.

Inaugural Performance

The VACB performed its inaugural concert on April 14th, 2011 in the Performing Arts Center at Verona Area High School.

Celebrating Five Years of Making Music

On May 19th, 2016 the VACB celebrated the fifth anniversary of its first concert with a program that included two works originally performed at the inaugural concert. The band continues to perform four yearly concerts and enjoys a strong, dedicated membership that regularly exceeds 80 performers.

April 2011 Poster
May 2016 Poster

Vision

We envision the VACB as a cornerstone of the cultural community of the Verona area, comprised primarily of adult musicians, participating in the musical education and entertainment of community members of all ages, with a reputation for consistent, high-quality, and well-attended performances.