Formed in 1961, the Yamaha Symphonic Band continues its activities through to the present day, comprised of amateur musicians from the Yamaha Corporation.
The main activities of the band include its yearly concert and pops concert. The band commissions a new song every year which it adds to its repertoire of approximately 50 specially-commissioned symphonic band pieces.
The Yamaha Symphonic Band also takes part in regional events such as the parades and promenades at the Hamamatsu festival and Hamanako International Flower Festival "Flora Parade", and actively collaborates with Hamamatsu City's drive to become a "City of Music". Recently the band has been active internationally at such events as the Midwest Band Clinic, a performance in Korea, and a concert commemorating 80 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Canada. It consistently takes the gold medal at the "All Japan Symphonic Band Contest", Japan's premier Symphonic Band competition. To date, the band has won 28 medals across all divisions of the contest. In recognition of the band's many years of activity, the Shizuoka Board of Education awarded it the "1995 Shizuoka Prefecture Cultural Award".