About the Band
The Hollis Town Band was founded in 1943 to provide Hollis, New Hampshire area students with an opportunity to play in a band. Initially called the Hollis Church School Band, the band gained its current name in 1965.
Over the years, the band has provided area students and adults with an opportunity to grow together musically while performing a wide variety of music. Currently, the band includes 80 members from Hollis and many surrounding towns in southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts.
In addition to providing the opportunity for local students to perform in a band, the Hollis Town Band also sponsors the Schellenberg-Twichell-Jeynes Memorial Scholarship, given in the spring to deserving band members entering college or attending music camps. The scholarship is named in memory of longtime members and supporters of the band.
Each year the Hollis Town Band performs a Spring Pops Concert in Hollis. In addition, the band provides the musical entertainment for the Hollis Strawberry and Apple Festivals, co-sponsored by the Hollis Women's Club. The band also participates in the annual Memorial Day parade in Hollis.
Other area venues at which the band has performed include the Milford summer series, the Greeley Park band shell in Nashua, and Nashua area nursing homes and schools.
The Hollis Town Band's current director is Mr. David Bailey of Nashua. Mr. Bailey is a professional instrumental music instructor and instrument repairman, and has led the band since 1985.