A pathway to music...           and friends.


The Congaree NHB is dedicated to providing musical experiences and opportunities to senior adults in Midlands of South Carolina. The band is approximately 80 strong, and members come from all walks of life - teachers, doctors, lawyers, business people, and nurses - even clergymen!

The Congaree NHB program was founded in January 2007 and has grow to four ensembles: the Congaree Concert Band, the Saluda Shoals Explorer Band, the Beginner Band, and the Crescent Moon Jazz Band. In addition, a number of members have formed independent chamber music groups.  The bands and chamber music groups perform in concerts at the end of each semester, in December and May. The band also participates in other events, including holiday festivities each December. See the Events page for the schedule of upcoming events.

Some members join to enjoy revisiting an instrument played in high school and put aside for years. Some members join with no musical experience whatsoever. Everyone joins to participate in creating musical experiences for ourselves and others. And we also have regular social events.

Explore our site to learn more about us - see pictures, hear excerpts from recent concerts, and get connected! Check out the FAQs page for enrollment and contact details.


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