Wakefield Concert Band



From classical pieces to swing tunes to traditional marches, the Wakefield Concert Band’s repertoire has grown to include works from all the greats: Beethoven to  Irving Berlin, Holst to Harry James, Shostakovich to John Philip Sousa.

Check our Concert Schedule for a list of upcoming performances. We play the music you love!

On the Look & Listen page, you can see us and hear us in snippets that we publish on this site throughout the year.


Copyright 2009 - 2014 • Wakefield Concert Band

P.O. Box 616 • Wakefield, RI 02879


Visit our FAQs page if you’d like to join the band or to learn how to engage the Wakefield Concert Band for your next fund raiser or public event.


The  Wakefield Concert Band has evolved in countless ways throughout its more than 100 year history. Today’s band members, some 75 in all, are professional players and serious amateurs alike. We provide a place for community musicians to develop their skills, have fun, and raise money for charity. Each musician devotes at least 150 hours yearly to the Wakefield Concert Band.

The Wakefield Concert Band performs more than a dozen concerts each year in Washington, Newport, and Kent Counties, entertaining some four thousand Rhode Island listeners and raising thousands of dollars for charitable causes.

Since 2008 the band has raised nearly $90,000 for South County Hospital and more than one ton of food and toiletries for Jonnycake Center, Peace Dale, RI.

Photo by Nick Shanos

Welcome to the Wakefield Concert Band

South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Visitors to the Wakefield Concert Band web site from around the world

South Kingstown Patch

May 16, 2011

Maria Shanahan’s article about the Wakefield Concert Band’s 4th Annual Benefit Concert for South County Hospital captured the sheer exuberance felt by musicians and listeners alike.

Enjoy the videos accompanying  Ms. Shanahan’s article to hear the Band play a selection from Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and another from the Broadway musical Oklahoma.

Visitors since February 8, 2009

Photo by Nick Shanos

"I was at the concert Saturday at the Chinese Christian Church of Rhode Island. It was one of the best concerts that I had heard - as good as the Rhode Island orchestra at India Point or Slater Park."

Mary A., East Providence, RI

Dear Wonderful Band! I had the pleasure of listening to you and singing along with you last Monday at Jesus Saviour Church in Newport. In fact, I enjoyed it so much I am writing to find out if you will be performing again this month."

Sofi C., Middletown, RI


Our IRS 501(c)(3) designation means your donation to the Wakefield Concert Band is now fully deductible. Thank you for your support.

Wakefield Concert Band, P.O. Box 616, Wakefield, RI 02879

Betty Brown Photo

Photo by Nick Shanos

Since 2008 the Wakefield Concert Band has raised nearly $90,000 for South County Hospital as a result of the Band’s Annual Benefit Concert. From L to R in photo: David Stephenson, Wakefield Concert Band President; Martha Day, attorney-at-law and Band supporter; Jill Lieberman, Band member and Benefit Concert Chairperson; Sarah Denis, Band Secretary; Lou Giancola, South County Hospital President and CEO.

Summer Concert Series

Benefits Jonnycake Center Food Pantry...

The Wakefield Concert Band is a faithful supporter of our community food pantry at the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale (RI). Each year the band asks those who enjoy our summer concerts at Marina Park to bring nonperishable food donations for the food pantry.

In addition, our community holiday concert provides an opportunity for attendees to donate toiletries and personal care items for clients of Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale.

Click on the image at right to read the letter of gratitude the Wakefield Concert Band received from Susan Gustaitis, Jonnycake Center’s Executive Director.