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Pinellas Festival of Community Bands

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Connecting communities

The Pinellas Festival of Community Bands is one of many DMS highlights in the calendar year, as it totally encompasses the mission of the Dunedin Music Society: Connecting local communities with live music.

The performers all love what they do (the definition of "amateur") and can't wait to share their music with audiences! With ensembles from all over including Hillsborough, Martin, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sumter counties bringing buses of live music fans, this event draws out the locals, too.

Festivals are held throughout Pinellas County and in its first six years appeared in Dunedin, Oldsmar, Pinellas Park, and St. Petersburg, with plans to appear in Clearwater, Largo, Seminole and Tarpon Springs in the coming years.

In 2020, the DMS moved the festival online and hosted three "Virtual Band Festivals" with ensembles appearing from all over the world and almost 13,000 live viewers on social media and our website. In 2022, our largest festival yet, nine bands performed for almost 2,000 attendees throughout the afternoon.

Add the date below to your calendar! 

You won't want your friends and neighbors to miss out on an afternoon of fun, merriment, music, and FOOD TRUCKS!

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, March 25, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Highlander Park, 903 Michigan Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698

    Pinellas Festival of Community Bands 2022

    Share with us a wonderful afternoon of Live Music outdoors with these very talented musicians and bands:

    Our next Annual Pinellas Festival of Community Bands is sure to have music for everybody!


    Admission is free but periodic "pass the hat" donations much appreciated (and needed!) to help keep our Festival healthy and alive!



    Our programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts (Section 286.25, Florida Statutes). 


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Past events

Saturday, April 09, 2022 Pinellas Festival of Community Bands
Saturday, November 06, 2021 Pinellas Festival of Community Bands
Saturday, June 20, 2020 Virtual Band Festivals
Saturday, March 23, 2019 Pinellas Festival of Community Bands
Saturday, April 14, 2018 Pinellas Festival of Community Bands
Saturday, April 08, 2017 Pinellas Festival of Community Bands
Saturday, April 09, 2016 Pinellas Festival of Community Bands

Our programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts (Section 286.25, Florida Statutes). 


Sponsor the Festival

Both performers and audience consist of many demographics, including retirees, small business owners, parents, teachers, military, and corporate influencers, among many others. We openly welcome all humans who wish to participate, and encourage everyone to take the precautions they deem appropriate to keep themselves and those around them safe.

Some options:

  • $100-$250 Name on banner at rear of stage
  • $251-$500 Color logo on banner at rear of stage
  • $500-$1000 Color logo on banner and 10x10 tent next to stage
  • $1000+ Color logo on banner, 10x10 tent, and 3min interview w/ SPB on stage during the festival (questions sent in advance).

Contract and materials to be submitted no later than 7 weeks prior: February 19, 2022

Please connect with Julie Pantziris Taylor to reserve your spot.

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