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

Grafton Memorial Day, May 30, 2018, 1:00 set-up. (We meet the schoolchildren at the school at 1:30.) The Cornet Band played at the first national commemoration of "Decoration Day" on May 30, 1868 and we're still doing it 150 years later in Grafton. We play some easy hymns, the National Anthem, and a march at the end. Any visitor with band experience is welcome to sit in on the bandwagon. Just show up at the Old Fire Station at 1:00, maybe wearing a white shirt. (This is the Old Fire Station in Grafton, Vermont, not the one in Grafton, Massachusetts.)


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 White Church in Grafton. More information…


Grafton Cornet Band playing on the Grafton Common, October 2007

Foliage Concert 2007

Upcoming in 2018:



  • Memorial Day, May 30, 1:00 Grafton
  • June 17, Bellows Falls
  • July 4, Wardsboro
  • July 7, Londonderry, VT



  • July 8, Grafton


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

On the bandwagon, Wardsboro, Vermont