TOWNSEND — The Friends of the Townsend Seniors and the Friends of the Townsend Library will co-host the lawn party at the Townsend Military Band’s concert on the Townsend Common on Aug. 8.
The Friends of the Townsend Seniors will be selling pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, bunk house beans, and fresh fruit salad. They will also have cold soda and bottled water available for purchase. A Friends of the Townsend Seniors membership information table will be set up on the Common during the concert.
The Friends of the Townsend Library will be offering popcorn, fried dough, ice cream, a wide variety of home baked goods, and some high-quality used books for sale. The Friends of the Townsend Library will also have a recruitment table.
Children play in a bounce house and have their face painted. They may also smash noodles with a hammer while wearing googles, pick a lollipop in hopes of winning a prize, try their luck at the pot luck game, and play a huge Connect 4 game.
Ken Arsenault, former Hawthorne Brook Middle School band director, will conduct. Mr. Arsenault has played trumpet in the Townsend Band for many years.
The Townsend Military Band will open its concert at 7:30 by playing “The Glory of the Yankee Navy March” by Sousa and Rundel’s arrangement of the “Hoch Heideckburg March.” Holst’s “Second Suite for Military Band in F major,” “The Nutmeggers March” by Osterling, and “John Williams: Evening at the Pops” arranged by Higgins will be performed.
“Sea Songs”‘ by Vaughn Williams, Grainger’s “Irish Tune from County Derry Tacet and Shepherd’s Hey-English Morris Dance,” and the “Pasadena Day March” arranged by Mondrome will be included in the first portion of the concert.
Following intermission, O’Brien’s arrangement of “Highlights from Jesus Christ Superstar” and Lake’s arrangement of the “Old Timers Waltz” will be played. Custer’s arrangement of “Titanic Highlights” and the “Hall of Fame March” by Allen will be performed before the band concludes its concert at 9:30 p.m. by playing the “Star Spangled Banner.”