History

Dublin Cornet Band

The original Dublin Cornet Band was founded in 1879 and represented Dublin as it toured around central Ohio for over 50 years. In 2010, through the vision and dedication of the Dublin Historical Society and generosity of the Dublin Foundation, this significant piece of Dublin’s heritage was resurrected for the City’s Bicentennial Celebration. This recreation of the Dublin Cornet Band has brought together a group of thirteen local professional-level musicians who are volunteering their time and talent to recreate an important part of Dublin’s past.

 

Dublin Wind Symphony

The Dublin Wind Symphony was formed on January 31 of 2011 as the Concert Band of Dublin, which had its first rehearsal with almost 70 musicians in attendance. As the band grew, its name was changed to the Dublin Wind Symphony to better reflect the composition of the ensemble and the music that it plays. The ensemble has around 100 members and plays symphonic band music, marches, and popular arrangements. There are several small ensembles that are formed from the Dublin Wind Symphony that play in various venues around Central Ohio.

 

Emerald City Swing Orchestra

The Emerald City Swing Orchestra is a 17-piece swing/jazz band that formed in 2001 and joined the Dublin Community Bands organization in 2011. The Swing Orchestra has an extensive musical library that features classic songs from the era of the Big Bands, such as Glenn Miller, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington; contemporary artists such as Billy Joel and Carlos Santana; and vocal songs of classic singers like Frank Sinatra, Billy Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. The performing members include several Dublin City Schools music teachers.