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BPL Summer Music Series: The Bangor Band

Event organizer: Candis Joyce
Event Date & Time: June 12, 2018 7:00 pm until June 12, 2018 8:00 pm
Contact email: cjoyce@bpl.lib.me.us
For more information: http://www.bangorpubliclibrary.org
Bangor Public Library | BDN
Bangor Public Library | BDN

Sponsored by Bangor savings bank

Join us for this year’s Summer Music Program – Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. June 6 -Aug. 29.

Bring your lawn chair, or use one of ours. This concert is open to all ages and we hope it moves you to get up and dance!

As always, the concert will be moved inside to the Atrium in case of rain.

We look forward to seeing you! Don’t forget to stop by the library for your free bookmark with the entire summer schedule!

Established in 1859, The Bangor Band is one of the oldest continuous community bands in the United States. Our rich history includes two tours of duty during the Civil War: first in 1861 as the Second Maine Infantry Band being mustered out in 1862, and then as the 14th Maine Regimental Band from 1865 until the war’s end. The Bangor Band’s busy 19th century venue included playing at political rallies, torchlight processions, picnics, lawn parties, steamboat excursions, quadrilles, and then as now, the popular yearly Summer Concert Series.

Today, under the direction of Curvin “Chip” Farnham, we continue that yearly tradition of Tuesday summer concerts at 7 p.m. at Bangor’s Waterfront under our new band shell, as well as at the Bangor Public Library and the ever-popular Chapin Park Block Party. In keeping with the Band’s patriotic tradition, we participate in the Memorial Day and 4th of July parades and perform a yearly concert at Cole Land Transportation Museum on Veterans’ Day. With a repertoire of marches, light overtures and Broadway selections, we complete our busy schedule with indoor performances in November with our Autumn Concert, at Christmas and in the spring with our annual Members Memorial Concert.

Assistant conductors are Scott Burditt and Philip Edelman.