Welcome to the online home of the Bangor Band. 2020 marks our 161st Birthday, making us one of the oldest, continuous community bands in the United States. We have been performing concerts at various venues throughout the greater Bangor area since our inaugural season in 1859 and are proud of our musical tradition in serving countless generations of Bangorians for the past 161 years!
Most of you know that unless it’s summer time, Tuesdays for the Band are for rehearsals – But! – On Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30, we have a treat for the Bangor area! At Peakes Auditorium, we will be doing a combined concert with the Bangor Area Youth Choir and the University of Maine Collegiate Chorale! Both fine ensembles are under the direction of Dr. Webb Parker who is Assistant Professor of Music Education and Voice at the University of Maine. Please join Dr. Parker, your Bangor Band conductors, Dr. Philip Edelman and Mr. Scott Burditt along with all three groups of talented musicians for an evening of music you won’t forget!
Every year in late April or early May, your Bangor Band does a Memorial Concert that isn’t about Memorial Day. So – what is it about? Our musical family is much like any family. We celebrate the weddings, birthdays, new babies and we stand by each other to mourn when members pass. It is that heritage of friendship which makes Bangor Band unique. As it was in the 1800s, so is it still today when we remember those friends who have passed on, because we know they were the foundation, the roots and the strength that built this Band to be what it is today. Therefore, we come together once a year to honor not only those who have passed, but also those who are a part of our Band’s present. We consider you, our Audience, to be a part of our family as well. Many of you we see at every concert and we are so grateful to have you with us! To those who have never been to a Bangor Band concert, we’d love to add you to our growing family. While our Conductor Chip Farnham will be on vacation, our Assistant Conductors Philip Edelman and Scott Burditt hope you will join us at Peakes Auditorium on Sunday, April 26 at 4:00 for our 16th Annual Bangor Band Members Memorial Concert.
As always, our concerts are free of charge but donations are welcome and appreciated!
You can always check here for where and when the Bangor Band will be performing throughout our 2019 season!