180th Concert Season
The Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce will help "kickoff" the St. Johnsbury Band's 180th season at the bandstand with a free Ice Cream Social at 7:30pm June 21st at Courthouse Park in St. Johnsbury VT. All bandstand concerts begin at 7:30pm and last approximately one hour. There is no admission to any concert. Park seating is limited and the public is encouraged to bring a lawn chair.
"An ice cream social is nice way to start our concert season at Courthouse Park and I hope a lot of people will turn out for this event." said Dave Hare, Band Manager. "It is part of what makes our community fun to be in. The band has been rehearsing a lot of new music as well as special pieces from our music library that have not been played recently." Earlier this year the band performed with the Lyndon State College Community Chorus in a joint concert "Give My Regards to Broadway" and at the Festival of Bands concert with the St. Johnsbury School bands and the St. Johnsbury Academy.
On Memorial Day the band presented a special concert honoring the men and women of the armed forces at Courthouse Park as part of St. Johnsbury's Memorial Day services. On June 14th the Band will perform their annual concert at the St. Johnsbury Health and Rehab Center.
Darcie McCann and Gary Aubin plan the ice cream social
Every week will feature a unique concert with a mixture of show tunes, classic marches, pieces which highlight soloists or band sections and an occasional special guest. All concerts are subject to cancellation at the last minute due to inclement weather. Please see the complete concert schedule on the Calendar page for all special music theme nights and additional ice cream socials.
During the summer, the band will also perform in North Woodstock, NH on Sunday night, July 4th at 7:00pm, leading up to the Woodstock/Lincoln fireworks display. The band is also scheduled to perform in Lyndonville's Stars and Stripes Parade on Saturday, July 17th and in Newport on July 23rd at 6:00pm for the Aquafest Parade and Concert.
The St. Johnsbury Band is under the musical direction of Gary Aubin of St. Johnsbury. The Assistant Musical Director is William Moulton of Danville, Vt.