Formed in 1928, Tønsberg Concert Band celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2018. The band is based in Tønsberg, about 100 km south of Oslo. There are about 40 musicians aged between 17 and 67 in the band, and there is a good sense of affiliation and fellowship among its members, irrespective of age or background.
Over the years, there have been many international tours, including Holland in 1958, Italy in 1983, Russia and Belarus in 1988, Germany in 1987 and 1990, New York in 1993, Great Britain in 1998, Valencia in 2003 and Kerkrade in 2009. There have also been frequent tours in Scandinavia.
Tønsberg Concert Band holds performances in concert halls and churches in Tønsberg and takes part in local parades. Since 2003 the band has taken part in the Norwegian Championships in Trondheim, where it has been highly acclaimed in the first and second divisions.
The band has always emphasised the demand for having highly qualified conductors, and its present chief conductor is Ray Farr.