June 25, 2018  

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

Summer-Fall 2018 Appearances Minimize

Sat., June 30th - 12:20 p.m.
R.B. Hall Day
Waterville Opera House
Waterville, Maine

Tues., July 3rd - 7:30 p.m.
Independence Eve Concert
Patriotic Medley
Bridgton Bandstand
Followed by Fireworks

Wed., July 4th - 12 Noon
Bridgton's Independence Day Parade
(Lineup at 11:15 p.m.)

Wed., July 11th - 7:30 p.m.
Bridgton Library Courtyard

Wed., July 18th - 7:30 p.m.
Bridgton Bandstand

Wed., July 25th - 7:30 p.m.
Bridgton Bandstand

Sat., July 28th - 2:00 p.m.
Casco Days Parade
(Lineup at 1:15 p.m.)

Wed., August 1st - 7:30 p.m.
Bridgton Bandstand

Wed., August 8th - 7:30 p.m.
Happy Birthday, BCB
Bridgton Bandstand
80th Band Birthday Party
with cake following concert!

Sat., October 6th - 10:00 a.m.
Grand Parade
Fryeburg Fairgrounds

Note: Rehearsals are held Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School in Bridgton from the first Monday in May, through mid-August. There will be no rehearsal on Monday, May 28th.


Recent Conductor's Blog Posts Minimize

Check out the Conductor's Blog for more information about each concert from our conductor, Natasha Proctor . . .

Welcome to our 2016 Season!
August 3rd Concert - Music From Across The Pond
July 27th Concert - "That's Entertainment"


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Welcome To Official Website of The Bridgton Community Band Minimize

Please check back frequently to observe the development of this site and information about the band's history, current activities, profiles of its members, and schedule of upcoming concerts and parade appearances.  There will also be discussion forum and gallery of current and historical photographs.

The band has its own e-mail address: info@bridgtoncommunityband.org.

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About the Band Minimize

>Group Photo 2017

Group Photo taken August 9, 2017

The Bridgton Community Band, celebrating its 80th birthday in 2018, 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.

This summer, the Bridgton Community Band will also participate in the annual R.B. Hall Day in Waterville on June 30th and in parades at Bridgton's 4th of July celebration, at Casco Days and the Fryeburg Fair. Rehersals begin each year on the first Monday of May and continue through mid-August at Stevens Brook Elementary School at 7 p.m. There is no age criteria for membership. Interested musicians should just bring your instrument to a practice, stop by at any of our concerts, or contact us via e-mail to info@bridgtoncommunityband.org. If you have visitors who are musically inclined, they are welcome to join in with us.

Bridgton Community Band Concert Program Minimize
Bridgton Community Band Concert
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
7:30 p.m. at the Bridgton Gazebo
Steve Sweetsir, Guest Conductor
"Star Spangled Banner" Francis Scott Key
"Battle Cry of Freedom" Jerry Nowak
"Pirates of the Caribbean" Klaus Badelt
"The Padstow Lifeboat" Malcolm Arnold
"Star Trek" Arr. Jay Bocook
"Travelin' Trumpets" James D. Ployhar
"Barnum and Bailey's Favorite" Karl L. King
"Send in the Clowns" Stephen Sondheim
"On the Mall" Edwin Franko Goldman
"Man of LaMancha"  Mitch Leigh
"El Camino" Jerry Nowak
"America the Beautiful"  Samuel Augustus Ward
"The Stars and Stripes Forever" John Philip Sousa
Join us immediately following the concert for FREE Birthday Cake as we celebrate the Band's 79th Birthday!!
Note that this is the last BCB Concert of the 2017 season - see you at the Fryeburg Fair Parade!
Current and Archived Programs Minimize
 TitleModified DateSize Clicks
Wednesday, August 9, 20178/8/2017122.89 KBDownload498
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 (Canceled Due to Weather)8/8/2017122.75 KBDownload508
Wednesday, July 26, 20177/26/2017122.08 KBDownload510
Wednesday, July 19, 20177/18/2017122.77 KBDownload531
Wednesday, July 12, 20177/11/2017122.63 KBDownload517
Wednesday, July 5, 20176/30/2017122.20 KBDownload577
Monday, July 3, 2017 (Independence Eve)6/30/2017122.18 KBDownload611
Wednesday, August 10, 20168/10/2016122.86 KBDownload1053
Wednesday, August 3, 20168/3/2016123.97 KBDownload1220
Wednesday, July 27, 20167/26/2016120.87 KBDownload1033
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Wednesday, July 13, 20167/13/2016119.95 KBDownload1046
Wednesday, July 6, 20167/6/2016119.50 KBDownload1072
Sunday, July 3, 2016 - Independence Day Eve7/2/2016120.48 KBDownload1083
Wednesday, August 5, 20158/5/2015661.65 KBDownload1570
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Wednesday, July 8, 20157/8/201585.22 KBDownload1768
Friday, July 3, 2015 - Independence Eve7/2/201590.55 KBDownload1974
Thursday, August 14, 20148/12/201475.66 KBDownload2860
Wednesday, August 6, 20148/5/201475.98 KBDownload2494
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Wednesday, August 1, 20127/30/201276.26 KBDownload3398
Wednesday, July 25, 20127/24/201276.16 KBDownload3323
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