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

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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. Auditions will be held at the Ringgold Band Hall, 3539A Freemont St. Laureldale, PA 19605 on Monday, January 28, 2019 Time will be between 4:00-7:00 pm.
You will be notified in advance of your designated time.

Application Deadline: Friday, January 18, 2019.   CLICK HERE FOR AN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.

Winter ConcertConcert: St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Douglassville 

The Ringgold Band is hosting a very special concert on January 27, 2019 at 3pm.  This will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Douglasville: 548 Old Swede Road off of 662.  The concert is free!  We hope to see you there.

Ringgold Hall has finished with Renovations!

We want to personally thank all our donors as well as the grants we received from the Wyomissing Foundation, and the Berks County Community Foundation through the Building Industries Exchange Grant. 
Please mail donations to: Ringgold Band, Inc, 3539 Freemont Street, Laureldale, Pa  19605

If you would like to make a ONE TIME or RECURRING ONLINE DONATION to the Ringgold Band, click on the Donate button.

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 30 podcasts!


Our three part podcast series on the Penn Wheelman March and its historical significance to the Reading biking community can be hear here: 



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 Ben Muir a saxophone player from Oley Valley High School.  He was awarded $1000 in scholarship money, performed with the Ringgold Band on April 22, 2018 at the Spring Anniversary Concert. Aneudy Melendez, an Trumpet player from Muhlenberg. Other recipients will  perform with the Ringgold Band over the summer months.  These recipients are Justin DelVecchio, on Tenor Sax  and Marlin Thomas on tuba, both from  Governor Mifflin.


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.

Ringgold Band has received grants!

The Ringgold Band  has received a several monetary grants to  support their mission of sharing quality band music throughout the Berks County area.  We are recipients of the Berks County Community Foundation Penn Street Arts Grant ($9900). For those grant the Ringgold Band will be performing 3 concerts in the Reading Improvement District around Penn Street. We also received a $855 grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Pennsylvania Partner of the Arts: Program Stream.  This is facilitated by the Berks Art Council.  With these funds the Ringgold Band will bring in world famous saxophone soloist, Dale Underwood.

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!

Watch and Listen to the Ringgold Band!

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:










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




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