Grafton Cornet Band

A traditional community band with all instruments and ages
welcoming listeners and players from all around southeastern Vermont.

Grafton Cornet Band Drum
Grafton Memorial Day Commemoration, Thursday, May 30.For the 152nd consecutive year, we will provide music for the Grafton (VT) Memorial Day. We'll be meeting at the Band Hall (map) at 1:00 and then get on the bandwagon to go to the parade start at the Elementary School at 1:30. This odd timing ensures that schoolchildren can be a central part of the observation.

Any band player of any age is welcome to be a part of our remarkable tradition. We play some easy hymns and marches as we visit the river to remember those who died at sea and the Village Cemetery to remember those who died on land. The Historical Society has a reception afterwards where you can learn more about the proud tradition of band in Grafton on Memorial Day.



The Grafton Cornet Band welcomes all to our series of free summer concerts and parades (see the 2019 schedule). We play all sorts of traditional band music as we have for 152 years. Our concerts are informal, so bring chairs or a blanket and maybe a picnic. On rainy days, we play in the beautiful Community Church in Grafton. More information…


There's lots to do on a summer Sunday in Grafton. For instance:


Grafton Cornet Band playing on the Grafton Common, October 2007

Foliage Concert 2007

Upcoming in 2019:


  • Sept. 8, 3:00, Valley Cares Senior Living
  • Oct. 6, 2:30, Grafton


Grafton Cornet Band on the bandwagon at Wardsboro, VT July 4, 2005

On the bandwagon, Wardsboro, Vermont