The South Royalton Town Band

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150 Years of History 



Historical documents
1 confirm local town band concerts, in South Royalton, dating back at least as far back as the summer of 1886.
Newspaper articles indicate performances by a cornet band, common in that era, as early as 1869.
Such research2 has indicated at least 150 years history for band concerts given by local musicians.

The South Royalton Town Band has been in present form for far more than 78 years.
Since the mid-1940s and through our 2015 season, we had been under the direction of our late Director, Mr. Richard W. (Dick) Ellis.
Since Mr. Ellis' passing, the band has affirmed the intent to continue with its tradition and continue development of new leadership. 



Recognizing the need for better access and to house the larger number of band members, a committee was formed to explore the design, construction, and location of a new bandstand.

With help from a small number of major donors, and many contributors in the community, a new modern bandstand was constructed on the South Royalton Green.
In 2004, the new Richard W. Ellis Bandstand opened



If you wish to arrange a concert in your location, please email: South Royalton Town Band

 
1. The History of Royalton, Nash,
2. -----------, 2018, Kimball, S., references "Argus and Patriot", Montpelier, 1869

This website was created and was previously maintained by Dave Karon
Updated: 26 March 2019