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The Palm Coast Community Band is a group of about thirty musicians who meet once a week to share the joy of making music. Ages range from teen to octogenarian. We would love to have you join us. All are welcome. There are no auditions. Visit us Thursday evenings between 7:00 and 9:00 PM in the band room of Flagler Palm Coast High School.


Some of you may be thinking, "I am not good enough to join a band." Even though some people approach it as such, music is not a competitive sport. Many people leave music for that very reason. It ceases to be fun and they quit. Playing in a community band is about having fun, enjoying the beauty of making music, and sharing the experience with others.

A Florida community band, circa 1894

The community band is a proud tradition of American life. A hundred years ago, community bands were the entertainment in small towns. But community bands are as much about community as they are about music. Too often, activities are separated into groups based on age and ability. A community band is one of the few activities in which three or four generations of people of diverse backgrounds can participate equally - one might say, harmoniously.

Performing at Art in the Park

The Palm Coast Community Band is available to play at events. For information, contact the director, Carol Partelow.

Performing at Art in the Park

News Journal Article

Community band draws diverse musicians



Clay Whedbee, a senior at Flagler Palm Coast High School, learns what it takes to be a conductor.
News-Journal/DANIELLE ANDERSON
Published: Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 5:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 9:04 p.m.
PALM COAST —
Change can be a beautiful thing, especially when the sweet sounds of music are involved.
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Food & Wine Festival 8/31/2013 at Town Center Palm Coast

This is was our performance at the Food & Wine Festival. We made it through two songs
 before Mother Nature decided to unleash her fury on us!


Before the storm



During the storm

After the storm


This is our band director Carol Partelow and student conductor Clay Whedbee


Although the storm cut our performance short, this will be a show we'll never forget. After we dried off, we had an awesome party at Carol's house.

Palm Coast Community Band - Under The Tuscan Sun at European Village 6/29/2013

Here are some photos from our performance at the Under The Tuscan Sun Festival at European Village on June 29, 2013.

Pictures


European Village


















The Palm Coast Community Band performed at the Palm Coast Art Festival on April 2, 2011. Here are some photos -