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

The band plays in two parades this July 4th -- first in Wardsboro at 10:00 and then Londonderry at noon. We're short on trumpets, so we're encouraging trumpeters who would like to sit in with us on the bandwagon to hop on. We have loaners. (See Contact Us to contact us.)

Grafton Cornet Band history tidbit. There's a 1973 Memorial Day photo of the band in the Shelburne Museum's Kodachrome Memory exhibit. You can see that photo on the VPR website by clicking here. The double-belled euphonium at right is now in our instrument closet, donated to the band by Maynard Walker and it still plays beautifully.

Grafton Cornet Band at the Foliage Concert, Oct. 1, 2005. Photo: C. Newman


The Grafton Cornet Band welcomes all to our series of free summer concerts and parades (see the finalized 2015 schedule). We play all sorts of traditional band music as we have for 148 years. Our concerts are informal, so bring chairs or a blanket and maybe a picnic. On rainy days, we play in the beautiful White Church in Grafton. More information…


Grafton Cornet Band playing on the Grafton Common, October 2007

Foliage Concert 2007 on the Town Common by the White Church

Upcoming in 2015:



  • July 4, Wardsboro 10:00
  • July 4, Londonderry, 12:00



  • July 12, Grafton
  • Aug. 9, Valley Cares Home in Townshend, 6:15


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

On the bandwagon, Wardsboro, Vermont