TOWNSEND — The Townsend Military Band will play its final concert of the season on the town common on Thursday, Aug. 26, with the Townsend Congregational Church pitching in to host the lawn party.
Church members will be serving hot dogs, hamburgers, and sausages with peppers and onions to hungry concertgoers. Fresh fruit cups, fried dough, popcorn, root beer floats, and cold soda and bottled water will also be available.
There will be a wide variety of homemade cookies, breads, cakes, pies, and candies to enjoy for dessert or to take home.
The Village Common Children’s Center from the church will have an information table with a few young children’s activities set up on the Common that evening.
Under the direction of Conductor Thomas Souza, The Townsend Military Band will open their concert at 7:30 p.m. by playing “John Williams: The Symphonic Marches” arranged by Higgins and the “Bacharach & David Medley”. “Hollywood Milestones” arranged by Higgins, the “St. Julien March” edited by Tousignant, and Yoder’s arrangement of “Highlights from Oklahoma” will be performed. Brown’s arrangement of “Pixar Movie Magic” and Glover’s arrangement of the “Zacatecas Mexican March” will be included in the first portion of the concert.
Osterling’s “The Nutmeggers March” and the “English Folk Suite” by Vaughan Williams will be played following intermission. “The Saints’ Hallelujah” adapted by Custer, Erickson’s ”Toccata For Band”, and Sousa’s “Semper Fidelis March” will be performed before the Townsend Band concludes its concert at 9:30 p.m. by playing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
This summer’s series on the Townsend Military Band Concerts were submitted by Betty Mae Tenney of Townsend.