December 4, 2021  
     

" . . . a true community band . . ."

 
Summer 2021 Appearances Minimize

Sun., July 4th - 12 Noon
Bridgton Independence Day Parade

Mon, July 5th- 7:30 p.m.
Patriotic Concert
Before Town Fireworks
(Postponed from July 3 Due to Rain)
Bridgton Bandstand

Wed., July 7th - 7:00 p.m.
Band Concert
Bridgton Library Courtyard

Wed., July 14th - 7:00 p.m.
Band Concert
Bridgton Library Courtyard

Wed., July 21st - 7:00 p.m.
Band Concert
Bridgton Library Courtyard

Wed., July 28th - 7:00 p.m.
Band Concert
Bridgton Bandstand

Sat., July 31st - 1 p.m.
Casco Days Parade

Wed., Aug. 4th - 7:00 p.m.
Band Concert
Guest Conductor: Erin Dietsch
Bridgton Bandstand

Wed., Aug. 11th - 7:00 p.m.
Band Concert (Season Final)
Bridgton Bandstand

Sat., Oct. 8th
Fryeburg Fair Parade TBA

  
 
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The 2021 Season Minimize

The Bridgton Community Band is looking forward to resuming its summer appearances in 2021 with it's first concert of the season on July 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at the Bridgton Bandstand prior to the Town of Bridgton fireworks. Regular Wednesday evening concerts will be offered each week at 7 p.m. at either the Bridgton Bandstand or at the Bridgton Public Library Courtyard. Our final summer concert will be held on August 11th.

If you play a musical instrument, we would welcome you joining us for one or more of our appearances. We rehearse each Monday evening beginning on May 3rd at 7 p.m. in the Cafeteria of the Stevens Brook Elementary School in Bridgton. Some restrictions and adjustments in procedures for practice and concerts will continue to be necessary due to COVID-19 so please contact Band President Dick Albert at dickalbert43@gmail.com for more information. Percussion is a real need. Talented high school players would be great!

 

  
 
About the Band Minimize

Group Photo taken August 14, 2019

The Bridgton Community Band, celebrating its 83rd Birthday in 2021, is one of the few remaining community bands in the State. For six or seven weeks during the summer, volunteer musicians principally from the Bridgton area, but others from various parts of the country, present a lively, FREE concert to locals and visitors alike. The members, dressed in their new red Polo shirt uniforms, play a wide variety of music from rousing marches to classical pieces. The Band has had only seven directors; Dick Albert held office the longest for twenty-eight years and Natasha Proctor for eighteen years.

At the end of the 2017 season, Steven Sweetsir (who plays French horn with us) was selected to fill the conductor's position for 2018 and beyond. Steven's bio information is found here.

Many people from the local area faithfully attend each week, while visitors to our area are excited to experience this unique activity. Audiences can range from children to seniors and number up to 150 or more.

At the last concert of each season, we celebrate the Band's Birthday with cake for the band members and audience. Here's the one from the 2019 season, our 81st:

  
 
Bridgton Community Band Concert Program Minimize
Bridgton Community Band Concert
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
7:00 p.m. at the Bridgton Bandstand
Steve Sweetsir, Conductor
TONIGHT'S CONCERT
CANCELLED
DUE TO PREDICTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS BETWEEN 7 and 8 p.m.
   

Star Spangled Banner

On the Quarter Deck March

Grease!

A Georgia Jade

Autumn Leaves

The Great Movie Marches

Themes Like Old Times

Sabre and Spurs

U.S. Armed Forces Medley

Stars and Stripes Forever

  
 
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