The South Strand's Premier Community Band
The Pawleys Island Concert Band is a wholly open community band serving adult amateur musicians throughout Horry and Georgetown County. We expect that band participants either have or plan to achieve a minimum HS level of playing ability. Some of our bandmates are professional musicians, music teachers, and/or college trained musicians; most aren’t. Most of the band are folks who played in high school or college and want to continue doing so. Some took a break of many decades before deciding to return to playing. Motivated high school aged students are welcome with explicit permission of a parent and their primary music teacher. For as long as we continue to enjoy the generosity of the community and funding of the SC Arts Council, the band charges no dues or fees to participate.
You will need to provide your instrument, accessories, and a folding music stand. We don’t audition, and we don’t assign part seats. Which part you play is up to what you’d like to play and discussion within the section.
If you’re interested on joining the band, give us a call, send an email, or just come by rehearsal.
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We practice on Tuesday nights at Murrells Inlet Presbyterian Church located at:
4499 US Highway 17 Bypass South, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Jazz Band rehearses at 6:00 pm
Concert Band rehearses from 7:00 pm to 8:30pm
GEORGETOWN AND HORRY COUNTY COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES
We perform at several community events throughout the year: Atalaya, Lakes at Litchfield, Socastee Library, Waccamaw Neck Library, Winyah Auditorium, Kaminski House, Toys for Tots, The Hammock Shops, Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church, Trinity Presbyterian of Surfside, and Socastee United Methodist Church.
FALL AND WINTER CONCERTS AND REGIONAL EVENTS
Our Annual Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter Concerts are filled with exciting and joyous music. Our trip to Disney World was an event where traveled down to Florida to play before a wonderful audience.
PATRIOTIC CEREMONIAL EVENTS
We perform our patriotic events at the American Legion Post 114 American Legion Post 178, VFW Post 6444 and VFW Post 10420 in Georgetown and Horry counties which include Memorial Day, Flag Day, Indepedence Day, 9/11 Rememberance and Andrew's Veterans Day Celebration.
The Pawleys Island Concert Band is an all volunteer adult community band serving the communities of Georgetown and Horry counties; commonly known as the South Strand.
We perform several free concerts each year and provide an array of traditional concert band music from big band, marches, jazz and show tunes to light classical selections.
Members are area residents of all ages who desire to contribute their skills and dedication to our community to promote musicianship, present high quality enjoyable music and to encourage young people to enjoy lifelong excitement of the musical arts.
Our rehearsals are each Tuesday at 7:00pm at Murrells Inlet Presbyterian Church, 4499 Hwy 17 South, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576.
Events Fiscal year 2021/2022
Full Active Band Roster