The Greenville Textile Heritage Band is a unique ensemble dedicated to preserving textile history and contributing to the arts in Upstate South Carolina. Patterned after the town bands found in many of Greenville’s own textile mill villages during the early 1900s, the band uses authentic period instruments, repertoire, and costuming to communicate the historical and cultural significance of the textile industry to a new generation in a tangible and engaging way. The band was founded in August 2007 by Dr. Michael W. Moore and has since played numerous engagements at various cultural, civic, and private events throughout the Upstate.