Salem Band, established in 1771, is the oldest,
continuous mixed wind ensemble in the nation.

Salem Band Positively Impacts the Community

  • Provides free musical concerts to over 3,500 audience members per year
  • Integrates multiple generations — from teens to octogenarians — into the band, encouraging unlikely friendships and contributing to a healthy community
  • Supports local charity Sunnyside Ministry with an annual $3,000+ donation
  • Enriches retirement communities such as Salemtowne, Arbor Acres, and River Landing (Salem Band Sax Quartet and Salem Band Tuba Quartet concerts)
  • Contributes to the valuable history of our community as the oldest continuous mixed wind ensemble in the nation, established in 1771
  • Collaborates with other local non-profits
    • UNCSA (Gerald Freedman Broadway Tribute Concert)
    • Old Salem (250th Anniversary Community day concert, attracting thousands of tourists to the historical site during our summer concerts)
    • Moravian Music Festival (festival concert)
    • Twin City Stage (musical production and characters at concert)
    • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Winston-Salem (variety of performances)
    • Piedmont Swing Dance Society
  • Educates and engages student groups
    • Salem College music students earn credit when they play with the band
    • Salem Swing Band performs as part of the City of the Arts Jazz Festival at Reagan High School
    • Donates concert band sheet music sets to Hanes Magnet Middle School band program
  • Promotes brain health to build a healthy community
    • Playing a musical instrument improves cognitive skills
    • Invigorates senior audience members with memory impairments

“Hi Eileen, just wanted to let you know that Anne moved her elderly mom (with slight dementia) here from FL this past weekend, and her first outing with her group from assisted living at Salemtowne was to the Salem Band concert on Tues night. She loved it! Music seems to touch such a deep chord in so many people, including folks with memory and cognitive impairments.”   —Dave Moffat

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Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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