a non-profit community band

entertaining audiences throughout

Erie County and beyond


Book an Ensemble

The Gem City Bands are always looking for new venues for performing. The Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble are all available for outdoor concert series, retirement home performances, community celebrations and fund-raising events. Other small performance groups are also available upon request.


When Are the Bands Available to Perform?

Generally, the Concert Band or Jazz Ensemble is available to perform weekday evenings after 7:00 pm and any time during the weekends.


What are My Requirements as Host?

Every event and venue is different and each group's requirements are unique. However, access to a level grassy area, parking lot, activities room or stage large enough to accomodate the particular band of your choice is required. Access to electricity and lighting may also be required. If unavailable at the venue, the band can provide chairs. Stands, amps, power cords, and PA equipment can all be provided by Gem City. A contract can be drafted and mailed out by Gem City.


What is the Cost?

Although Gem City Band members are not paid individually, the band depends on various concert program activities to fund the purchase of new music and other costs necessary to keep the band operating. A tax-deductible donation is greatly appreciated for Gem City performances. A donation amount can be suggested upon request and 501(c)(3) tax-exempt paperwork can be provided for your convenience. The Gem City Bands Federal ID# is 20-2584174.


For More Information

For more information or to request a performance, please contact us using our on-line form or via email at GCCBvicepres@gmail.com.


Past Venues:


Retirement Communitees

  • Brevillier Village
  • Dufford Terrace
  • Heritage Apartments
  • Independence Court
  • Mercy Center on Aging
  • Mercy Terrace Apartments
  • Methodist Towers
  • Niagara Village
  • Ostrow Apartments
  • PA Soldiers’ & Sailor’s Home
  • Parkside at Westminster
  • Regency at South Shore
  • Sarah Reed Retirement Center
  • Springhill Retirement Center
  • St. Mary’s at Asbury Ridge
  • Sunrise Assisted Living


Events and Other:

  • All-Season’s Marketplace
  • Blasco Library Concert Series
  • CB&C Innovative Tours
  • Celebrate Erie
  • Colony Plaza Gallery Night
  • Corry’s Thursdays in the Park
  • Dan Rice Days
  • East Erie Turner’s
  • Edinboro Maple Festival
  • EHCA Spring Swing
  • Erie Art Museum's Blues and Jazz Fest
  • Erie Maennerchor Club
  • Erie SeaWolves
  • Erie Sounds of Summer Concert Series
  • Erie Summer Festival of the Arts
  • Erie VA Medical Center
  • Erie Wild Rib Cook-Off
  • expERIEnce Children's Museum
  • Festival of Trees
  • Gathering at French Creek
  • Girard Lawn Chair Concert Series
  • Goodell Gardens Founder's Day
  • Gravel Pit Park
  • Harborcreek Township
  • House of Mercy
  • Lynch Music Concert Series
  • Maennerchor Club
  • Maplewood High School Jazz Festival
  • Millcreek Mall
  • New Hope Presbyterian Church
  • North East Let It Be Heard Concert Series
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel
  • Penn State Behrend
  • Perry 200 4th of July Celebration
  • PMEA District 2 Jazz Fest
  • SafeNet
  • Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church
  • SeaWolves
  • Shriners Hospital for Children
  • St. George Catholic Church
  • St. John’s Catholic Church
  • St. John’s Lutheran Church
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church
  • St. Patty's Day Parade
  • Tall Ships Celebration
  • Titusville Scheide Park Concert Series
  • Union Station
  • Waterford Days
  • Wounded Warrior Event
  • WQLN Sounds Around Town