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Municipal Band of Charlottesville – 92nd Summer Concert Series

92nd Summer Concert Series

The Municipal Band of Charlottesville, Virginia, was organized on August 21, 1922. Over the years membership has grown from the original thirty men to about ninety men and women of all ages and professions. The Band will perform six concerts at The Paramount this summer season.  All concerts are open to the public at no charge, which is the Band’s gift of music to the City and County who generously support it. Concerts include a variety of marches, classical transcriptions, Broadway show tunes, folk music, contemporary works, light opera and hits from the big band era.

  • Lobby Concert featuring the Back Row’d Brass – 7:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
  • Doors Open at 7:30 p.m.
  • Musical Instrument Petting Zoo for the Kids 7:30 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.

Celebrate the Big Bands

Stephen R. Layman, Conductor

  • Star Spangled Banner – John Stafford Smith
  • On the Mall – Edwin Franko Goldman
  • A Beguine Fantasy – Zane Van Auken
  • In the Miller Mood – arr. Warren Barker
  • But Not For Me – George and Ira Gershwin / Barker
    • Dick Orange, Vocalist
  • Big Band Favorites – arr. Bob Lowden
  • Benny Goodman: the King of Swing – arr. Paul Murtha
    • James Tobin, Clarinet
  • The Homefront: Musical Memories from WW II – arr. James Christensen
  • Blue Moon – Richard Rodgers / Barker
    • Michael Elswick, Saxophones
  • Places U.S.A. – arr. Jack Bullock
  • America the Beautiful – Samuel A. Ward / arr. Dragon
  • Stars and Stripes Forever – John Philip Sousa

The Paramount Theater is proud to join forces with community leaders to bring high quality performing arts to our community.

Thank you to our Marquee Producers Club Sponsor!

Thank you to our Producers Club Sponsors!
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  • Student Rush Persons with a valid student ID or proof of enrollment are eligible to purchase remaining tickets to all Paramount Presents performances at a 50% discount at the Box Office 45 minutes prior to show time.
  • Youth/Child Tickets Youth/Child tickets are for patrons ages 12 and younger. All children must have a ticket (no "babes in arms").
  • Group Sales Groups of 20 or more attending Paramount performances receive a 10% discount on the price of tickets (not valid for all shows). The complete order for a group should be placed at one time. Please contact the Box Office at 434.979.1333 for more information.

Support for the Arts

Thank you to The National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts for their generous support of The Paramount Theater.

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Box Office:

Hours: Monday - Friday, 10am - 2pm
Phone: 434.979.1333

Will Call window opens 2 hours before an event and 1 hour before movies/broadcasts.

Administrative Office:

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm
Phone: 434.979.1922
Email: info@theparamount.net