Charles City Municipal Band performs Father’s Day show
By James Grob, [email protected]
Better weather led to a bigger crowd Sunday evening as about 180 music lovers took the opportunity to relax and enjoy a Father’s Day concert by the Charles City Municipal Band in Central Park.
Scott Stroud, band director at Nashua-Plainfield High School, served as the conductor for the concert in the park, as the local volunteer band performed marches, overtures, Broadway medleys and movie music. Songs from the stage and screen included selections from “West Side Story,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Beetlejuice” and “Spiderman.”
The second show of the season for the municipal band was sponsored by First Citizens National Bank. Audience members were invited stop by the Charles Theater 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 municipal band will hold one more concert, on Sunday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. behind the library as a lead up to Charles City’s fireworks celebration. The band will be rehearsing on Wednesdays each week this month in the CCHS band room, and all musicians are welcome. Rehearsals start at 7:30 p.m.