If you have taken advantage of concert offerings at local festivals or summer music series, chances are you have had the opportunity to hear the Winchester Community Band. Comprised of local musicians from Winchester and the surrounding area, the Winchester Community Band performs a wide variety of music - ranging from holiday favorites and show tunes to popular music and marches. The band is directed by Carole Whippie. Winchester Community Band started when community members got together to play for Thayer High School's last graduation exercise in 2005. Their first concert was in March 25, 2006. Since then the band has been playing around the region throughout the summer, and they perform at least one winter concert. Their mission has been to provide the young musicians at Winchester School with mentors, financial support, and the idea that playing music is to be enjoyed by everyone, no matter what age!