• Click here to view a video of the first performance of the newly reorganized Mountain Saxhorn Band… a recreation of the original band that was renamed “The Stonewall Brigade Band” during the Civil War.
  • Click here to view a video of the Mountain Saxhorn Band on July 4, 2008 at America’s Birthday Celebration in Staunton VA.
  • Click here to see the flute choir play “Danny Boy” under the trees at the Viette Farm at the 2007 Daylily Festival, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.
  • Click here for UVA’s “Valley of the Shadow” project, which offers an extensive history of the Shenandoah Valley and the Civil War. There are several references to the Stonewall Brigade Band; consult the site map and then do a page search for band, or run a Google search for “Valley of the Shadow Stonewall Brigade Band.”


Here is a list of links to local musical organizations, college music departments, high school bands, music store web pages, band members’ personal web pages and other pages of interest.

Other Community Bands

29th Army Band
Altissimo Recordings (all the major service bands’ recordings)
Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra
Just Jazzin’ — Harrisonburg’s community jazz band
Massanuten Brass Band
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Concert Band
Charlottesville Municipal Band
Just Jazzin Community Jazz Band Harrisonburg
Links to other communty bands and orchestras

Collegiate Band Programs

James Madison University School of Music
JMU Marching Royal Dukes
Marching Royal Dukes on YouTube
Bridgewater College Band
Eastern Mennonite University Music Department
UVA Cavalier Marching Band
UVA music department
Washington & Lee University Music Department
VMI Regimental Band
Mary Baldwin College Music Department

High School Band Programs

List of high school band sites in Virginia
Robert E. Lee High School Band

Shelburne Middle School Band
Wilson Memorial High School Band
Wilson Middle School Band
Rockbridge County High School Band
Waynesboro High School Band
Stuarts Draft High School Band
Stuarts Draft Middle School Band
Fort Defiance High School Band
Stewart Middle School Band
Buffalo Gap High School Band Page
Buffalo Gap High School Band Boosters
Riverheads H.S. Music Department
Beverley Manor Middle School Band
Broadway High School Band
Spotswood High School Band
Turner Ashby High School Music Department
J. Frank Hillyard Middle School Band
Harrisonburg High School Band
Skyline Middle School Band
Thomas Harrison Middle School Bands
Bath County High School Band
Charlottesville High School Band
Buford Middle School Band

Music Education

Band festival results will be posted here Look for results by early April
100 Best American Communities for music education, 2006 Survey
VH1 “Save the Music” Foundation. 
2002 District V Band Festival Results
2003 District V Band Festival Results
2004 District V Band Festival Results
2005 District V Band Festival Results
2006 District V Band Festival Results
2007 District V Band Festival Results
2008 District V Band Festival Results
2008 District XIII Band Festival Results (Charlottesville area.)
Marching Arts directory
Band (includes live performance links)
The Support Music web page
Block Scheduling in schools why it doesn’t work

Musical Supply Stores & Lessons

Valley Music Academy
Staunton Music (Staunton’s music store for instruments, lessons, repairs)
Shen-Valley Band Instrument Service
Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center
Vic Firth (percussion)
Interstate Music
J.W. Pepper  (sheet music of all types)
Musicroom  (an online store in the UK that has sheet music you won’t find elsewhere)
Shenandoah Valley Musicians (find a gig or hire a band for an event)

Local Musicians

Scott Obenschain, pianist with The Dukes of Dixieland (and a former band member
Scott Obenschain’s new web page under his performance name, Richard Scott
Scott’s group consisting of Accordion, violin, string bass.  Sound clips included!
Local music group “The Boogie Kings” featuring Richard Adams, J.T. Fauber, and William Hayes
Tubist Mark Swortzel’s profile page
Music events in Staunton
Taylor and Boody Organbuilders…. world famous pipe organs
Wilhelmy Organ Builder, located in Staunton
Shenandoah Organ Studios, located in Augusta County


Email Bob Moody or Clayton Hamshar to suggest a link or report a broken link