Open Band

Asheville Open Contra Band


The Asheville Open Band meets twice a month to play tunes from the contra dance repertoire  (and learn Laura Light’s great tricks to thrill dancers with!)

The band is for anyone who either enjoys or wants to enjoy playing contra music. We meet 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7-9 PM. Please sign up for information (including where the next jam will be!) Click Here
(This will send a blank e-mail, you will get a confirmation e-mail response)

Here are the current sets (2-tune pairs) that we’re working on (Current as of Sep 7 2015 – kudos to Diane Silver!) :

  • Sets.pdf: should be readable by any computer
  • Sets.abc: With this, your EasyABC Program can display the sheet music and play the tunes for you(!!!).  If you’re a play-by-ear musician, this is magnificent!  (And abcnotation.com has thousands more traditional tunes that EasyABC can play for you.  Just type in the tune name.)

Here are the waltzes:

Here’s the full collection of tunes in alphabetical order (Current as of Sep 7 2015):

And as a trial, here’s a folder where you should be able to access all of the above.