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

Our 152nd year ended with beautiful weather on October 7, 2018. It was a memorably beautiful day, in part because a community band was playing. Yes, the key signature always changes at the trio of a march and some of us players dissonantly miss that detail, but only the beautiful sounds memorably stand out in a community band concert on a beautiful day in a beautiful place.

We'll be back, next year, of course. Please consider playing with us, whether you're a local or a visitor. The Grafton Cornet Band is a grand tradition. All toots and thumps from anyone support that tradition.


The Grafton Cornet Band welcomes all to our series of free summer concerts and parades (see the 2018 schedule). We play all sorts of traditional band music as we have for 151 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…


Grafton Cornet Band playing on the Grafton Common, October 2007

Foliage Concert 2007

Upcoming in 2019:



  • May 30, 2019, Grafton Memorial Day


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

On the bandwagon, Wardsboro, Vermont