You are welcome to play in our lively pick-up bands (PUB) and mixed-age dance (MAD) bands. PUB plays about once per month for the weekly contra dance in Princeton, NJ.It is open to players at all skill levels on any acoustic instrument. The band leader brings some sheet music to the dance, but please bring your own if possible.

This site has been superceded by the information at http://www.princetoncountrydancers.org/music .

The PCD pick-up band has been playing regularly for about three decades, and in former years, there were rehearsals. Now it takes place without rehearsal under the auspices of various volunteer band leaders, who choose the tunes and direct its activities during the evening.


The Mixed-Age Dance (MAD) band plays on Sunday afternoons for community dances, which encourage musical partication by children and parents. The band is open to players at all skill levels and of any age, and an optional rehearsal directly precedes the dance.