In the two years since the organization Dublin Community Bands was created, the groups under its umbrella have not performed a joint concert.

In the two years since the organization Dublin Community Bands was created, the groups under its umbrella have not performed a joint concert.

An April 2 performance is about to change that.

The Dublin Wind Symphony, Dublin Cornet Band, Dublin Silver Band and Emerald City Swing Orchestra will perform in a joint concert - the Sounds of Dublin - at 7 p.m. April 2 in the Marina Davis Performing Arts Center at Scioto High School, 4000 Hard Road.

"We've already done a joint concert between the silver and wind bands," Dublin Community Bands marketing director Erica Wood said. "We'll definitely collaborate in the future. The organization is only 2 years old, so I'm sure this is something to work on in the future."

Dublin Community Bands was started two years ago by local musician Tim Jameson.

The group currently has four bands under its umbrella, and the Dublin Wind Symphony is the largest with more than 100 members who play woodwinds, brass and percussion.

"It's a very diverse group. We have young high school students up to retirees, professional musicians and people who haven't played since high school," Wood said. "They all come and play together. It's a great thing for Dublin."

The Dublin Cornet Band was the first group started for Dublin's bicentennial. The band has 13 brass players and a percussionist.

The Dublin Silver Band is a 32-member British-style brass band that performs at national competitions and around central Ohio.

The Emerald City Swing Orchestra has 17 musicians who perform jazz and swing songs.

According to Wood, the wind orchestra is open to anyone who wants to join.

"The swing, brass and silver bands are open by membership after a try-out by invitation only," she said. "The wind symphony is open to anyone. All they have to do is register online."

While the April 2 performance will feature all the Dublin community bands, they won't perform together.

"There are almost 175 members," Wood said. "Between the four bands it would be hard to sit us all on one stage."

The concert is expected to last about 90 minutes and will begin with "The Star Spangled Banner" from the Dublin Cornet Band.

The Dublin Wind Symphony will then play Scottish, Irish and classical selections, Wood said, followed by the Dublin Silver Band with some brass band songs. The Emerald City Swing Orchestra will wrap up with a few jazz and swing arrangements.

The Sounds of Dublin is free and open to the public.

For more information on the Dublin Community Bands organization, look online at dublinbands.com.