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Townsend VFW team up to host June 30 patriotic Military Band concert

Townsend VFW team up to host June 30 patriotic Military Band concert
Townsend VFW team up to host June 30 patriotic Military Band concert

TOWNSEND — When the Military Band takes to the gazebo on the town common June 30, VFW Post 6538 and its Auxiliary will be holding the weekly lawn party.

The concert will open at 7:30 p.m. with the Military Band playing Barker’s arrangement of “Strike Up The Band” and Brown’s arrangement of “Singin’ In the Rain.” “Hootenanny” by Walters, Bigelow’s “NC–4 March,” Murtha’s arrangement of “Eighties Flashback,” and “Begin The Beguine,” arranged by Krance, will be performed.

Murtha’s arrangement of “Glenn Miller in Concert,” Holcombe’s arrangement of “California Dreamin’/Monday, Monday Medley,” and “The Voice of The Guns March” by Alford will be played during the first portion of the concert.

Hall’s “Independentia” march, “A Tribute to Elvis,” arranged by Christensen, and Jennings’ arrangement of “An Irving Berlin Salute” will be played following intermission. “Our America,” arranged by Higgins, the “Armed Forces Tribute,” arranged by Bulla, and Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever March” will be performed before the Military Band concludes its concert at 9:30 p.m. by playing the “Star Spangled Banner.”

From 7 to 9:15 p.m., Townsend VFW Post members will be selling food for hungry concertgoers with this weeks menu featuring cheeseburgers, hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches and fried dough. Bottled water and cold sodas will also be available for purchase.

For those seeking something sweet, a wide selection of homemade cookies, squares, cakes, breads, candies and pies may be purchased from VFW Auxiliary members to eat while one listens to the concert or to enjoy later.

There will be several activities for children at the lawn party, Townsend Band Stand tiles will be available for purchase and concertgoers of all ages will have an opportunity to win stuffed animals and a patriotic money hat.

The Townsend VFW Post and its Auxiliary will have a booth set up on the common that evening where area residents may learn how the Townsend VFW Post and its Auxiliary serve veterans and the community and whether or not they might be eligible to join the Veterans of Foreign Wars or its Auxiliary.

Area residents of all ages are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets to the common where they may sit and listen to good music while enjoying the company of friends and neighbors.