The Beaver Dam Community Band will perform its first concert of the season on Wednesday night, June 12, at the Swan City Park Band Shell. The 7 p.m. concert is part of the City of Beaver Dam Summer Concert Series. 

The Beaver Dam Community Band, in its 14th year, is again enjoying a successful year. The total numbers participating in the group is over 80 people, with each concert featuring approximately 50.  Membership in the group is varied, from high school students to retired members of the community.

The band is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Dodge County Food Pantry and St. Vincent de Paul. At each concert this summer, donations of non-perishable food items will be collected for the food pantry.

The concert on Wednesday, directed by Erin Ebersole, is a night of features. The program includes a feature of the band’s tuba section in Tuba Tiger Rag, several soloists in Just a Closer Walk with Thee, and a baritone trio in our own variation of Bugler’s Holiday. The night also includes classic band repertoire with two popular pieces by Gustav Holst, his First Suite in E-flat and “Jupiter,” from The Planets. The band salutes our veterans in Armed Forces Salute, and no concert is complete without a song by John Philip Sousa.

The program is a mix of all kinds of music, and has become a staple of the summer concert series at Swan Park. The performance moves to First Lutheran Church, 311 W. Mackie St., in the case of inclement weather. The concert on Wednesday is free and open to the public.

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