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

  
 
Summer-Fall 2017 Appearances Minimize

Sat., June 24th - 6:15 p.m.
R.B. Hall Day
Freeport Discovery Park
Freport, Maine

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

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

Wed., July 5th - 7:30 p.m.
Concert
Bridgton Bandstand

Wed., July 12th - 7:30 p.m.
Concert
Bridgton Bandstand

Wed., July 19th - 7:30 p.m.
Concert
Bridgton Bandstand

Wed., July 26th - 7:30 p.m.
Concert
Bridgton Bandstand

Sat., July 29th - 2:00 p.m.
Casco Days Parade
(Lineup at 1:15 p.m.)

Wed., August 2nd - 7:30 p.m.
Concert
Bridgton Bandstand

Wed., August 9th - 7:30 p.m.
Concert
Happy Birthday, BCB
Bridgton Bandstand

79th Band Birthday Party
with cake following concert!

Sat., October 7th - 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 rehearsals on Monday, May 29th or Monday, July 3rd.

 

  
 
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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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.

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About the Band Minimize

>Group Photo 2015

Group Photo taken August 3, 2016

The Bridgton Community Band, celebrating its 79th birthday in 2017, is one of the few remaining community bands in the State. For 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 six directors; Dick Albert held office the longest for twenty-eight years and Natasha Proctor for eighteen years.

For the 2017 season replacing Natasha Proctor will be a team of four new conductors: Steven Sweetsir (who plays French horn with us) and John Knox (who plays lead trumpet in the Westbrook City Band) are looking to fill the conductor's position for 2018 and hopefully beyond. Also helping to fill in all of our commitments will be Cassie Dove (who plays clarinet with us) and George Weiss (who plays trombone with us). All are accomplished musicians and have had extensive experience in conducting.

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 participate in the annual R.B. Hall Day in Freeport on June 24 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
TONIGHT'S CONCERT
CANCELLED
DUE TO PREDICTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS BETWEEN 7 and 8 p.m.
"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
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Wednesday, August 9, 20178/8/2017122.89 KBDownload22
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 (Canceled Due to Weather)8/8/2017122.75 KBDownload32
Wednesday, July 26, 20177/26/2017122.08 KBDownload44
Wednesday, July 19, 20177/18/2017122.77 KBDownload68
Wednesday, July 12, 20177/11/2017122.63 KBDownload61
Wednesday, July 5, 20176/30/2017122.20 KBDownload85
Monday, July 3, 2017 (Independence Eve)6/30/2017122.18 KBDownload106
Wednesday, August 10, 20168/10/2016122.86 KBDownload544
Wednesday, August 3, 20168/3/2016123.97 KBDownload713
Wednesday, July 27, 20167/26/2016120.87 KBDownload542
Wednesday, July 20, 20167/20/2016120.01 KBDownload563
Wednesday, July 13, 20167/13/2016119.95 KBDownload578
Wednesday, July 6, 20167/6/2016119.50 KBDownload571
Sunday, July 3, 2016 - Independence Day Eve7/2/2016120.48 KBDownload584
Wednesday, August 5, 20158/5/2015661.65 KBDownload1090
Wednesday, July 29,20157/28/201577.49 KBDownload1103
Wednesday, July 22, 20157/21/201576.07 KBDownload1212
Wednesday, July 15, 20157/14/201578.28 KBDownload1054
Wednesday, July 8, 20157/8/201585.22 KBDownload1220
Friday, July 3, 2015 - Independence Eve7/2/201590.55 KBDownload1439
Thursday, August 14, 20148/12/201475.66 KBDownload2296
Wednesday, August 6, 20148/5/201475.98 KBDownload1959
Wednesday, July 23, 20147/22/201475.75 KBDownload1878
Wednesday, July 16, 20147/15/201475.87 KBDownload1916
Wednesday, July 9, 20147/8/201475.67 KBDownload1757
Thursday, July 3, 20147/3/201474.89 KBDownload1707
Wednesday, August 14, 20138/14/201375.56 KBDownload2279
Wednesday, August 7, 20138/6/201375.67 KBDownload2167
Wednesday, July 31, 20137/30/201375.96 KBDownload2131
Wednesday, July 24, 20137/24/201377.59 KBDownload2164
Wednesday, July 17, 20137/16/201375.00 KBDownload2145
Wednesday, July 10, 20137/9/201375.78 KBDownload2218
Wednesday, July 3, 20137/2/201376.52 KBDownload2258
Wednesday, August 15, 20128/13/201276.07 KBDownload3008
Wednesday, August 08, 20128/6/201275.06 KBDownload2923
Wednesday, August 1, 20127/30/201276.26 KBDownload2872
Wednesday, July 25, 20127/24/201276.16 KBDownload2805
 
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