TOWNSEND — As the Townsend Military Band takes to the town common on Aug. 11, the Townsend Fire/EMS Relief Association will be hosting the lawn party.
Fire/EMS personnel will be selling hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and sausages with peppers and onions to hungry concertgoers. They will also offer cold soda and bottled water for sale. Fire/EMS personnel will set up a bounce house and several yard games on the Common that evening for the enjoyment of young people attending the concert.
The Townsend Military Band will open its concert at 7:30 p.m. by playing Hildreth’s arrangement of “Our Director March” and Custer’s adaption of “The Saints Hallelujah”. “Highlights from Oklahoma” arranged by Yoder, the “Baby Elephant Walk” arranged by Moss, and Hildreth’s arrangement of “Under The Double Eagle” will be performed. Custer’s adaption of “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” and “The Wrong Note Rag” arranged by Ricketts will be played. Sousa’s “Willow Blossoms” and “The Thunderer March” by Sousa will be included in the first portion of the concert.
Following intermission “The Nutmeggers March” by Osterling and “Cherish” arranged by de Camp will be played. Holst’s “Second Suite for Military Band in F Major” and “The Liberty Bell” by Sousa will be performed before the band concludes its concert at 9:30 p.m. by playing the “Star Spangled Banner”.