The Southside Community Band is a concert band formed in the Fall of 2017 from a core of experienced musicians who have played together for years.  In December, the Band gave its first public performance, in the sanctuary of Monumental United Methodist Church, and was warmly received by an appreciative audience. 


The band is always growing and welcomes wind instrumentalists and percussionists of High School age and up.  No audition is required; however, potential members are required to have a reasonable level of proficiency in playing their instrument.  High School students must have a recommendation from their Band Director. Other than percussionists, members must provide their own instrument and music stand.

We rehearse Tuesday evenings, from 7:30 to 9:15 p.m., at Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie Street, Portsmouth, VA  23704.


We are a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Virginia.


To schedule a concert, please contact Al Crandall at 757-405-9550 or

For information about the Band, please contact De Ann Troen at