The band was organized in the spring of 2001 to provide an outlet for adult musicians wishing to continue the enjoyment of performing that they experienced in high school and college. The band began with around 15 original members and today has around fifty active members. The band performs several formal concerts each year in the Matthews community and also has a small ensemble which performs at several local celebrations such as the Hometown Holiday Celebration. The repertoire of the Matthews Concert Band consists of marches, light classics, scores from Broadway and Hollywood, and new music. Members of the band range in age from advanced high school students to retirees, and come from all walks of life, including teachers, engineers, bankers, and homemakers.