About Our Band
Since 1952 the South Shore
Band has offered a place for amateur and
professional musicians to continue playing.
Members span all age groups, many of them
being very talented musicians. Often, people
will join us after many years of having tucked
their instrument away in the attic – and after
some “spark” has caused them to gain renewed
interest in playing once again.
Professional musicians also find our community
band and excellent way to continue to tune
their chart reading skills. We do ask that you
have fundamental performance skills before
Membership is free; we charge no dues. All
members are volunteers, including those
members elected to leadership positions within
the Band. All we ask for is your commitment to
participate once you join.
The Band is an independent not for profit
group qualified under IRS Code 501(c)(3).
We are financially self funded – earning
income necessary to pay our operating expenses
through certain performance fees, some outdoor
concert income, individual donations, and
through modestly priced ticket sales to our
annual holiday concert in December.
Periodically we've been grateful to receive
various grants which have been both project
specific and general operating supportive in
Our operating expenses include rehearsal hall
usage, music, uniforms, insurance, equipment
maintenance & supplies, certain grants and
awards, rehearsal refreshment costs,
performance license fees, and other member
benefit expenses. An annual operating budget
is adopted each year, monitored & reported
via bi-monthly membership meetings which all
members are encouraged to attend.