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

  
 
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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 17th - 7:30 p.m.
Concert
Bridgton Bandstand

Wed., July 24th - 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.

 

  
 

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RosterVirginia Halligan  
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Name: Virginia Halligan

Town: Bridgton, Maine

Instruments: Flute and piccolo

Virginia “Ginny” Halligan began playing the flute in elementary school but stopped after high school and didn’t play again until twenty-five years later when she picked up her daughter’s flute. She joined the Bridgton Community Band in 1987 and also plays in the Westbrook City Band and the Flutations, a flute trio/quartet.

A substitute teacher and executive secretary, Ginny is a member of the garden club, the Red Hatters and her church choir. She also enjoys golf and spending time with her family.

Ginny finds playing in the Bridgton Community Band to always be a learning experience. She loves the camaraderie and hates having to miss any band rehearsals or concerts.

Her favorite parade performances outside Bridgton are in the Yarmouth Clam Festival parade and the Fryeburg Fair parade. The flat tire on the trailer at the Yarmouth parade one year was her most memorable band experience.

Ginny writes:

“Bridgton, Maine is very similar to my hometown of Tipton, Iowa in size (population), schools and businesses. It personifies the old-fashioned Americana of the mid-century (1900s) by having a community band for musicians to play (even into their nineties!) and spectators to listen and reminisce. Keep it going!!”

  
 
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