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Muni band to perform Father’s Day concert Sunday evening

Muni band to perform Father’s Day concert Sunday evening
Rainy weather moved members of the Charles City Municipal band inside Trinity United Methodist Church for a concert earlier this month. The band is hoping for better weather for its second concert of the summer, Sunday evening at Central Park in downtown Charles City. Scott Stroud, band director at Nashua-Plainfield High School, will serve as the conductor. (Press photo James Grob.)
By James Grob, [email protected]

The Charles City Municipal Band is hoping for better weather for its second concert of the summer, Sunday evening at Central Park in downtown Charles City.

Scott Stroud, band director at Nashua-Plainfield High School, will serve as the conductor for this concert in the park, which is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Father’s Day.

Under the direction of Stroud, the band will perform marches, overtures, Broadway medleys such as from “West Side Story” and movie music such as from “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Beetlejuice” and “Spiderman,” he said.

The concert will be the annual “popcorn concert,” sponsored by First Citizens National Bank. All audience members are invited to stop by the Charles Theatre before the concert for a free bag of popcorn.

The band typically performs three concerts every summer. Earlier this month, rainy weather moved the event inside, although about 75 people still enjoyed the show in Trinity United Methodist Church.

The band, which celebrated its 40th season last year, took the summer off in 2020 and performed just one concert in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The municipal band will hold one more concert after the one this Sunday, on Sunday, July 3, at 7:30 p.m. behind the Charles City Public Library.

That night will also be the annual Independence Day fireworks show in downtown Charles City, shot off from the county courthouse parking lot and from Main Street Bridge, which will be closed for a couple hours that evening. The show is expected to start a little after 10 p.m.

The Municipal Band will be rehearsing on Wednesdays each week this month in the Charles City High School band room, and all musicians are welcome. Rehearsals start at 7:30 p.m.

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