The East Woodstock Cornet Band

The East Woodstock Cornet Band was founded by a joint Resolution of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1893 and has performed throughout northeastern Connecticut since that time. Performances are sponsored by local organizations and are free and open to the public. Each year the band marches in the traditional Memorial Day and 4th of July parades, plays outdoor concerts in Woodstock and surrounding towns, and provides music on stage for the Woodstock Fair on Labor Day weekend.

The East Woodstock Cornet Band has been under the direction of Jeff Kelleher Our new Director is Vincent LaMonica from Ashford CT. Vincent is a graduate of Northwestern University and an active musician, performing on the Bassoon and Contra Bassoon. Vincent is on the faculty at Hartt School of Music in Hartford, and owns the Quiet Corner Music Studio in Ashford. Click here to meet Vincent up close and personal.

Vincent is introducing two special programs for the East Woodstock Band this year. Click on the links below to find out more about them.

bulletthe EWCB 2020 Music Composition Competition
bulletthe EWCB 2020 Music Soloist Competition
 

The band has 35 or more members ranging from school age to retirees.  Musicians with two or more years of band performance experience are welcome to join. The band has scheduled rehearsals from 6:30 to 8:30 on on Sunday evenings at the East Woodstock Congregational Church, with this years first rehearsal on Sunday, March 10th.

For more information about the band click on the links below:

Use our QCB Request link for information or performance inquiries.
Look at the 1927 photo for an historical view of the band.
Read about our 1930 Ford AA bandstand truck.
Read the August ' 06 Woodstock Villager article about the band.
Purchase our ' 02 Valentine Outing Concert CD  (click for web samples)
Hear "On the Mall" as performed by the East Woodstock Cornet Band
Listen to 2013 Woodstock Fair Concert recordings

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Due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire 2020 EWCB season HAS BEEN CANCELLED. While proper social distancing can be maintained by our audiences, it is not possible for the band members in rehearsal or concert settings. Below is the what was to be our 2020 season. Please look for our appearances in 2021.
 2020 EWCB Band Schedule --- 128th Season
     Parades

Day

Date

Time

Pre-Memorial Day  -  Sterling / Oneco, Ct. Sunday

May 17

10 am

Memorial Day  - Eastford, Ct. Monday

May 25

9:30 am

Memorial Day  - Woodstock, Ct. Monday

May 25

11:30 am

East Woodstock Jamboree Saturday

July 4

1 pm

     Concerts

Day

Date

Time

Antique Truck Show - Brooklyn Fairgrounds  Sunday

June 28

11 am - Noon

East Woodstock Jamboree Saturday

July 4

10:45 - 11:45

Thompson, Ct. Friday July 10 6:30 - 8 pm
Congregational Church, Eastford, Ct. Saturday

July 18

6:30 - 8 pm

American Legion, South Woodstock Green Thursday

Aug 20

6:30 - 8 pm

Woodstock Fair  - South Stage, Woodstock, Ct. Monday

Sept 7

Noon -1:30 pm

       
* Please use our QCB Request link to contact a group representative for price and scheduling information. See our alternate site at ewcb1893.weebly.com
back to Quiet Corner Bands 1992 Centennial Concert  audio samples  Last page update  06/08/20
2002 Valentine Outing CD audio samples
2013 Woodstock Fair Concert recordings