BANGOR, Maine – The Bangor Public Library kicks off its 16th Summer Music Series on Tuesday, Jun 11, with the Bangor Band. All performances, unless otherwise noted, will be played in Peirce Park, which is just outside the library, at 7 p.m.
“The library loves hosting the Bangor Band,” says Barbara McDade, director of the Bangor Public Library, in a press release. “[We] are delighted to kick-off our season featuring them … the Bangor Band concerts are fun and the music is exuberant. These are two Bangor institutions and it’s a night of fun for everyone!”
The Summer Music Series began as a way to showcase the newest addition of the library by featuring the arts. One of the first performances was by a local big band accompanied with a dance for the public. Norman Minsky, former board member and mayor, grew up in Bangor where the lesson was always to be quiet in the Library so featuring live music and dancing in the lobby was a welcomed change. This idea developed into the Summer Music Series that features local performers and a “taste” of music of all genres.
The Bangor Band is one of the oldest, continuous community bands in the United States. Performing concerts at various venues in the Greater Bangor area, they have been an iconic symbol for the community since the group’s first season in 1859.
Music is an important part of the Bangor Public Library. The library purchases and houses the scores for the Bangor Symphony, the District 5 band, and the choral music for area choruses to borrow. The Summer Music Series is just one of the many programs offered to the public free of charge. To find out more about the music series or the many other summer programs, visit www.bangorpubliclibrary.org.
Contact: Lisa Frazell