Quality Concert Band Entertainment Since 1852

Ringgold Band LogoRINGGOLD BAND
 3539-A Freemont St, Laureldale PA  19605

The historic Ringgold Band is proud to be one of America’s first community bands. Formed in 1852 amid the rolling hills and farms of Berks County, Pa., we continue a longstanding tradition of fine musical entertainment in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Our diverse concert programs include familiar classics and challenging new works, as well as symphonic overtures, show tunes, solos and a myriad of marches. If you, or anyone in your family has been a member with the Ringgold Band, please complete this survey Ringgold Band Personnel Database Survey


 Ringgold Band Young Artist Scholarship Auditions

AUDITION DATE: Monday, February 10th, 2020. Time will be assigned between 4:00-7:00 pm.
You will be notified in advance of your designated time.  CLICK HERE to download the application!

LOCATION: Ringgold Band Hall ,3539A Freemont St. Laureldale, PA 19605

Application Deadline: Friday, January 31st, 2020.

Each year the Ringgold Band gives a $1000.00 cash award to a student who is planning on continuing their career in music or continue to perform in an instrumental ensemble either in college or the military. Qualifications are: 1. You are a senior attending a Berks County Public or Parochial School 2. You have been selected for the MEBC’s Sr. County Band Festival or comparable Band Festival. 3. You plan to continue to perform in an instrumental ensemble beyond high school. 4. You must audition on the chosen District 10 or comparable solo in front of a jury of Ringgold Band members. 5. You will be asked to sight read a selection

If selected for the award, you will perform as a soloist on our annual anniversary concert, scheduled for April 26th, 2020 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in West Reading. You will also have the opportunity to perform with the band at select locations throughout our concert season during the summer. We ask when you appear at your audition, you have pre-selected a solo with band accompaniment that could potentially be performed with the band.

168th Anniversary Spring Concert Details

The Ringgold Band will host their annual 168th Anniversary Spring Concert on Sunday April 26, 2020 at 3pm. The concert will feature the Fleetwood Choraliers. Tickets are $15, with students being free. It will be held at the Scottish Rite Auditorium.

Helping Youth in Berks County-Educational Outreach

The Ringgold Band is busy preparing for their middle school Banding Together Program, our High School Side-By Side Program, the PMEA District 10 Reading Session, and the annual East Coast Band Conference.




RINGGOLD BAND Podcast Series!Riggoldband

The Ringgold Band has joined forces with the peoples chronicles to launch their new podcast series Sustaining an American Musical Tradition”. Find out what the Ringgold Band is all about, why we are still making music over 160 years later, and why you should come hear us play. So far there are over 104 podcasts!




The Ringgold Band sponsors a yearly monetary scholarship award to promote lifelong musicianship among high school students who plan to continue their musical studies in college or the military. This year’s winner is Bryn Werley a Flute player from Conrad Weiser High School.  She was awarded $1000 in scholarship money, and will perform with the Ringgold Band on April 28, 2019 at the Spring Anniversary Concert. The three other musicians will each receive a $500 scholarship and perform with the Ringgold Band over the summer months. Please help us congratulate Evan Nygard, a trombone player from Kutztown HS, Sashank Sridar on Tenor Sax from Wilson,  and Joel Evans on marimba from  Muhlenberg.


Thanks to RMF who always lends their support!

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The Reading Music Foundation gives financial support to many arts organizations including the Ringgold Band on a yearly basis.  This financial support helps the Ringgold Band in their Youth and Senior initiatives.

NEW YouTUBE CHANNEL! and Instagram!

Please check out all our latest  news on FACEBOOK. and TWITTER . as well as videos of our performances on YOU TUBE.

to access our most recent performances, click the links below: We are Ringgoldband1852 on Instagram

Variations on a Korean Folk Song

Mein Herr Marquis-Vocal Solo

The Talisman March

Always and Forever-Monroe Althouse

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Help the Ringgold Band through the Internet!

Did you know you can help financially support the band just by changing your search engine?  The Ringgold Band is proud to announce we are listed on Goodsearch and IGIVE.

Goodsearch donates money to your favorite cause when you search the Internet, shop online or dine out at local restaurants! Use Goodsearch to search the Internet and they donate a penny per search to the Ringgold Band. Register your credit cards on Goodswipe, and the Ringgold band will receive up to 5% donation on purchases made at local stores and restaurants around town.  Use  Goodshop or iGive when you shop online and they donate a percentage of every purchase and offer over 100,000 coupons to help you save money too! Sign up for their Gooddining program and they’ll donate a percentage of your restaurant bill when you eat at any one of thousands of participating restaurants. It’s really easy; it’s free, and turns simple everyday actions into a way to make the world a better place. Please select the Ringgold Band as your charity of choice! We have always enjoyed the strong support of our loyal followers, and ask you to consider helping us out in this painless way at no cost to you!

Ringgold New Horizons Band

The Ringgold New Horizons Band meets every Wednesday at 10:00am at 3539A Freemont Street in Laureldale.  We welcome new members to join us.  Most of our members also are re-discovering their old instruments, but beginners are welcome as well. For more information CLICK HERE

For questions please do not hesitate to call or email Al Rochlin at 610-331-6671

Here are links to New Horizons Youtube videos:



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