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

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 Old Fire Station. The Grafton Band rehearses upstairs. The stairway is the leftmost door.Pre-season rehearsals are open to all--and a good way to blow out the cobwebs in your old high school instrument. Students are always welcome, too. Rehearsals are upstairs at the Old Fire House (map), always on a Sunday, 2:00-4:00 with a refreshment break (see "Upcoming" at right). Directors are Bruce Corwin and Sue Lemei.


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 tentative 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:


Rehearsals 2:00-4:00:

  • (The March rehearsal was canceled.)
  • April 12
  • May 3 and 17

Please check this website for weather cancellations.



  • May 29, Grafton Memorial Day
  • June 21, Bellows Falls


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

On the bandwagon, Wardsboro, Vermont