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

  
 
Summer-Fall 2017 Appearances Minimize

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.

 

  
 
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 10, 2016
(Our 78th Birthday Concert)
7:30 p.m. at the Bridgton Gazebo
Natasha Proctor, Conductor

TONIGHT'S CONCERT
CANCELLED
DUE TO WEATHER
"Star Spangled Banner" Francis Scott Key
"The Battleship Maine" Roland F. Seitz
"Western Overture" Antony Cooke
"Belle of the Ball" Leroy Anderson
"Citizen's Pride" H. J. Crosby
"Victory At Sea" Richard Rogers
"The Perfect Storm" Arr. Ralph Ford
"Old Comrades" C. Teike
"Morning Commuter" Charles Richard Spinney
"Army of the Nile" Kenneth J. Alford
"Now Is The Hour" Arr. Harold L. Walters
"Spectre of Fortune" Kevin Kaisershot
Please join us following the concert for birthday cake!
  
  
 
Current and Archived Programs Minimize
 TitleModified DateSize Clicks
Wednesday, August 10, 20168/10/2016122.86 KBDownload417
Wednesday, August 3, 20168/3/2016123.97 KBDownload598
Wednesday, July 27, 20167/26/2016120.87 KBDownload418
Wednesday, July 20, 20167/20/2016120.01 KBDownload436
Wednesday, July 13, 20167/13/2016119.95 KBDownload459
Wednesday, July 6, 20167/6/2016119.50 KBDownload448
Sunday, July 3, 2016 - Independence Day Eve7/2/2016120.48 KBDownload457
Wednesday, August 5, 20158/5/2015661.65 KBDownload980
Wednesday, July 29,20157/28/201577.49 KBDownload971
Wednesday, July 22, 20157/21/201576.07 KBDownload1015
Wednesday, July 15, 20157/14/201578.28 KBDownload934
Wednesday, July 8, 20157/8/201585.22 KBDownload1092
Friday, July 3, 2015 - Independence Eve7/2/201590.55 KBDownload1145
Thursday, August 14, 20148/12/201475.66 KBDownload2150
Wednesday, August 6, 20148/5/201475.98 KBDownload1754
Wednesday, July 23, 20147/22/201475.75 KBDownload1753
Wednesday, July 16, 20147/15/201475.87 KBDownload1690
Wednesday, July 9, 20147/8/201475.67 KBDownload1644
Thursday, July 3, 20147/3/201474.89 KBDownload1586
Wednesday, August 14, 20138/14/201375.56 KBDownload2067
Wednesday, August 7, 20138/6/201375.67 KBDownload2049
Wednesday, July 31, 20137/30/201375.96 KBDownload2009
Wednesday, July 24, 20137/24/201377.59 KBDownload2034
Wednesday, July 17, 20137/16/201375.00 KBDownload2026
Wednesday, July 10, 20137/9/201375.78 KBDownload2098
Wednesday, July 3, 20137/2/201376.52 KBDownload2128
Wednesday, August 15, 20128/13/201276.07 KBDownload2860
Wednesday, August 08, 20128/6/201275.06 KBDownload2715
Wednesday, August 1, 20127/30/201276.26 KBDownload2662
Wednesday, July 25, 20127/24/201276.16 KBDownload2669
 
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