Holiday Concert

Festive Favorites: A Celebration of Community Music-Making

Sunday, December 10, 2023, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.  
St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square 

Free admission, no registration required

“The bandstand is a sacred place.” – Wynton Marsalis

Large musical ensembles featuring brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments date back to the Age of Revolutions, and were often used for military, ceremonial, or festive purposes. In the United States, community bands have grown to be an important outlet for intergenerational creativity, with more than 1,000 active ensembles across America—and New Orleans is no exception!

The Historic New Orleans Collection is excited to present a special holiday concert at St. Louis Cathedral, featuring festive favorites and New Orleans-centric repertoire performed by the New Orleans Concert Band and special guest performers, led by Music Director Dr. Charles Taylor. 

Header image: the New Orleans Concert Band presents an Independence Day concert at the National WWII Museum


About New Orleans Concert Band

Founded in 1975 by Peter Dombourian, New Orleans Concert Band is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free and public concerts by volunteer musicians to the Greater New Orleans region. Its mission is to encourage and foster adult concert community, municipal, and civic bands, and promote the performance of traditional and contemporary literature for band of the highest quality. Led by Dr. Charles Taylor, Director of University of New Orleans' School of the Arts, the band rehearses weekly and presents free performances year-round across the Greater New Orleans region. Learn more at


This concert is presented as part of Holidays New Orleans Style by French Quarter Fest, Inc., an annual holiday tradition featuring concerts in the French Quarter.