Dispatch was an American indie/roots folk jam band formed at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. They were active from 1996 to 2002, and have come together three times for reunion concerts, first in 2004, again in 2007 and 2009, and finally in 2011. Dispatch experimented with a variety of genres, and as such, they are known as a very difficult band to categorize. The band was also instrumental in the creation of the non-profit organization The Elias Fund. Dispatch consisted of Brad Corrigan (vocals, drums, guitar, percussion, and harmonica), Pete Francis Heimbold (vocals, bass and guitar), and Chad Urmston (vocals, guitar, bass, and percussion).
Different styles and genres employed by the band include reggae (examples are "Mission", "Out Loud", "Open Up", "Passerby", and "Ride a Tear"), ska ("Bats in the Belfry" and "Railway"), folk ("Craze" and "The General"), funk ("Just Like Larry"), rock ("Even" and "Time Served"), Flamenco ("Steeples"), and hip hop ("Cut It Ya Match It").