The East Woodstock Cornet Band

The East Woodstock Cornet Band was founded by a joint Resolution of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1893 and has performed throughout northeastern Connecticut since that time. Performances are sponsored by local organizations and are free and open to the public. Each year the band marches in the traditional Memorial Day and 4th of July parades, plays outdoor concerts in Woodstock and surrounding towns, and provides music on stage for the Woodstock Fair on Labor Day weekend.

The East Woodstock Cornet Band is under the direction of Jeff Kelleher Mr. Kelleher received his Bachelorís degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine and his Masters of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Connecticut. He has been the band director at Brooklyn Middle School since 1996 where, in recognition of his dedication and professionalism, Jeff was selected as Brooklyn's Teacher of the Year for 2005.

The band has about 25 members ranging from school age to retirees.  Musicians with two or more years of band performance experience are welcome to join. The band has scheduled rehearsals from 6:30 to 8:30 on on Sunday evenings at the East Woodstock Congregational Church, with the first 2017 rehearsal on Sunday, March 19th.

For more information about the band click on the links below:

Use our Request link for information or performance inquiries.
Look at the 1927 photo for an historical view of the band.
Read about our 1930 Ford AA bandstand truck.
Read the August '06 Woodstock Villager article about the band.
Purchase our '02 Valentine Outing Concert CD  (click for web samples)
Hear "On the Mall" as performed by the East Woodstock Cornet Band
Listen to 2013 Woodstock Fair Concert recordings

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 2017 Band Schedule --- 125th Season





Pre-Memorial Day  -  Sterling / Oneco, Ct. Sunday

May 21

10 am

Memorial Day  - Eastford, Ct. Monday

May 29

9:30 am

Memorial Day  - Woodstock, Ct. Monday

May 29

11:30 am

East Woodstock Jamboree Tuesday

July 4

1 pm





Antique Truck Show - Brooklyn Fairgrounds  Sunday

June 25

11 am - Noon

Thompson, Ct. Friday June 30 7 - 8:30 pm
Gazebo, Southbridge, Ma. Sunday July 2 6 - 8 pm
East Woodstock Jamboree Monday

July 4

11 am - Noon

Eastford Congregational Church Saturday

July 8

6:30 - 8 pm

American Legion, South Woodstock Green Thursday

Aug 17

7 - 8:30 pm

Woodstock Fair  - South Stage Monday

Sept 4

Noon -1:30 pm

Putnam Rotary Park band shell Saturday Sept 9 6 - 7:30 pm
*   Please use our Request link to contact a representative
 of the group for price and scheduling information.
See our alternate site at
back to Quiet Corner Bands 1992 Centennial Concert  audio samples  Last page update  06/01/17
2002 Valentine Outing CD audio samples
2013 Woodstock Fair Concert recordings