February 24, 2024  

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

Summer 2022 Appearances Minimize

Sat., June 24th - 11:50 a.m.
RB Hall Day
Waterfront Park - Front Street
Richmond, Maine

Mon., July 3rd - 7:00 p.m.
Patriotic Concert
Bridgton Bandstand
Before Town Fireworks

Tues., July 4th - 12 Noon
Bridgton Independence Day Parade

Wed., July 12th - 7:00 p.m.
Band Concert
Bridgton Bandstand

Wed., July 19th - 7:00 p.m.
Band Concert
Bridgton Bandstand

Wed., July 26th - 7:00 p.m.
Band Concert
Bridgton Bandstand

Sat., July 29th - 2 p.m.
Casco Days Parade

Wed., Aug. 2nd - 7:00 p.m.
Band Concert
Bridgton Bandstand

Wed., Aug. 9th - 7:00 p.m.
Band Concert
Bridgton Bandstand
85th Birthday Party
with Cake for All

Wed., Aug. 16th - 7:00 p.m.
Band Concert (Season Finale)
Bridgton Bandstand

Sat., Oct. 7th - 10:00 a.m.
Fryeburg Fair Parade

RosterRobert Blauvelt  
Member Profile Minimize

Name: Robert J. Blauvelt

Town: Bartow, Florida

Instruments: Trumpet, flugelhorn and cornet

Robert J. Blauvelt, a retired firefighter, comes from a musical family. His mother Frances, two brothers and two sisters all play musical instruments. He has played in the Bridgton Community Band since 2004 traveling to Maine from his home in Bartow, Florida each summer. Growing up he played in the Lincoln High School Concert Band in Michigan and later the 55th U.S Army Band. For several years while in Michigan he ran a band called the Bob Taylor Sextet. Currently in addition to playing in the Bridgton Community Band he also plays in the Bartow Concert Band in Bartow, Florida and the Snowbird Band in Winter Haven, Florida.

Robert’s favorite types of music include sacred, classical and modern jazz.  Dmitri Shostakovich is his favorite composer.

Other musical hobbies include serving as cantor and choir director at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Bartow, Florida and at St. Joseph’s Church in Bridgton in the summertime. He and wife Dale enjoy cantoring together.   Fishing, boating, golf, football and baseball are also favorite pastimes.

One of Robert’s most memorable band experiences occurred while serving in the 55th U.S. Army band when they played for President Eisenhower at the Redstone Arsonal in Huntsville, Alabama.

As a member of the Bridgton Community Band Robert’s favorite concert or parade played outside of Bridgton are the concerts the band performs in during R.B. Hall Day. He describes his experience playing in the Bridgton Band as exciting and fun with very good camaraderie among the players. He especially enjoys working with conductor Natasha Proctor.


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