May 20, 2024  
     

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

 
Summer 2024 Appearances Minimize

Sat., June 29th - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
RB Hall Day - Bands From All Over State!!!
Stevens Brook Elementary School

Wed., July 3rd - 7:30 p.m.
Patriotic Concert

Stevens Brook Elementary School Courtyard
Before Town Fireworks

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

Wed., July 10th - 7:00 p.m.
Band Concert
Stevens Brook Elementary School Courtyard

Wed., July 17th - 7:00 p.m.
Band Concert

Stevens Brook Elementary School Courtyard

Tues., July 23rd - 7:00 p.m.
Band Concert

Fryeburg Gazebo (Main St./Rt 302)

Wed., July 24th - 7:00 p.m.
Band Concert

Stevens Brook Elementary School Courtyard

Sat., July 27th - 2 p.m.
Casco Days Parade

Wed., July 31st - 7:00 p.m.
Band Concert

Stevens Brook Elementary School Courtyard

Wed., Aug. 7th - 7:00 p.m.
Band Concert

Stevens Brook Elementary School Courtyard

Wed., Aug. 14th - 7:00 p.m.
Band Concert (Season Finale)

Stevens Brook Elementary School Courtyard
86th Birthday Party
with Cake for All

Sat., Oct. 5th - 10:00 a.m.
Fryeburg Fair Parade

 
  
 
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BCB To Host R.B. Hall Day - June 29, 2024 Minimize

The Bridgton Community Band is proud to host the annual R.B. Hall Day in 2024 with communnity bands from across the State of Maine invited.

“The last Saturday in June of each year shall be designated R.B. Hall Day and the Governor shall annually issue a proclamation inviting and urging the people of the State to observe the day with appropriate ceremony and honor R.B. Hall, an internationally recognized composer. Recognized primarily as a composer of marches, he was an accomplished conductor and cornet soloist, whose creative talent and native ability marked him as one of Maine’s outstanding citizens.”

Please see the poster below for more information. You may also click on the R.B. Halll Day Poster PDF link for a downloadable version which you may then print to post around Bridgton or in your own community.

R.B. Hall Day Poster

Downloadable R.B. Hall Poster In PDF Format For Printing

 
The 2024 Season Minimize

The Bridgton Community Band is looking forward to resuming its summer appearances in 2024 with it's first concert of the season on July 3rd at 7:00 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 in the courtyard of the Stevens Brook Elementary School.

For our concerts, we will do a variety of music from more serious concert works, Broadway selections, lighter selections, movie music, marches and more. We try to introduce a lot of new music every year and bring back the best of previous programs. 

The BCB has been adding more members every year and has many fine players. We strive to make the music not only enjoyable but at the highest level possible. We welcome players of every level and invite everyone to join us for one week or more or the entire season if your schedule allows. Help us to have a great group this summer! Make sure to invite the musicians you know to join us this summer!

We rehearse each Monday evening beginning on May 6th at 7 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School in Bridgton. Please contact Band President Dick Albert at dickalbert43@gmail.com for more information.

 

 

  
 
About the Band Minimize

Group Photo taken August 16, 2023

The Bridgton Community Band, celebrating its 85th Birthday in 2023, 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 2023 season, our 85th:

 

  
 
Bridgton Community Band Concert Program Minimize

Bridgton Community Band Concert
Wednesday, August 16, 2023
7:00 p.m. at the Stevens Brook Elementary School Courtyard
Steve Sweetsir, Conductor

Final Concert of the 2023 Season

TONIGHT'S CONCERT
CANCELLED
DUE TO PREDICTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS BETWEEN 7 and 8 p.m.
   

Star Spangled Banner

Tennessee Salute

Hogfat Hill March

Sandpaper Ballet

Lawrence of Arabia

Theme from Schindler's List

Officer of the Day

Phantom of the Opera

Alexander's Ragtime Band

Stars and Stripes Forever

Grease! (ENCORE)
  
 
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