American Legion Band, Brattleboro VT

Join the Band

West Glens Falls, NY, Hudson Valley Fire Parade 2017 

The Brattleboro American Legion Band is always looking for new members. We encourage anyone who plays a standard band instrument to play with us.


  • Come to as many rehearsals as you can. Our rehearsals are every Wednesday night, 7 PM to 9:30 PM, at Legion Post #5 in Brattleboro, VT. We do not rehearse the 3rd Wednesday of most months.
  • We play a wide variety of music, including marches, patriotic tunes, blues, jazz, and classical. Most music is at the high school level. You should be prepared to practice the music at home as needed.
  • Bring your instrument. We provide instruments only for percussionists and some of the larger instruments (such as a sousaphone).
  • We perform in approximately 10 parades per year and three formal concerts, as well as a few outdoor concerts in the summer months. See our current schedule. These performances pay our bills, including uniforms, travel expenses, and our trip to the National Legion Convention where we compete against other bands. You're expected to participate in as many of these performances as you can.
  • Bring a positive attitude and expect to have plenty of fun and make new friends!

What We Don't Require

  • You do not need to be a Legion member to play with the band, nor do you need to be a veteran.
  • You can play with us at any age. Our youngest member is in their teens. We have several octogenarians in the band, and of course, we have all ages in between!
  • There is no fee to join the band. We will provide a uniform.