Batavia Concert Band performs at Centennial Park -- FREE
The Batavia Concert Band performs free public concert in Batavia’s Centennial Park (rain venue is the Stuart Steiner Theater at Genesee Community College).
It begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8.
The Batavia Concert Band’s repertoire has something for everyone: marches; Big Band and swing numbers; popular songs from musicals and movies; rock favorites; classical adaptations, and everything in-between.
The Band consists of 45-55 brass, woodwind and percussion players ranging from talented high school students to 60-year veterans. Many have professional experience, others are advanced amateur musicians, but one thing is for sure -- all love to play!
Returning for his sixth season as conductor is John Bailey, Instrumental Music teacher at Lyndonville Central School.
Founded in the early 1920s, the Batavia Concert Band has brought musical pleasure to the region every year except World War II.
Concerts are currently supported and funded in part by GO ART!, local businesses, program advertisers, and individual patrons. The City of Batavia graciously supplies chairs for musicians, while Genesee Community College generously donates rehearsal space and a rain venue.
The Band also sponsors 50-50 raffles at every concert, bake sales, and other fundraisers. Individuals or businesses interested in supporting the Band should contact a Board member at any concert.
All concerts are fully funded by local businesses and sponsors and are open to music lovers of all ages. Light refreshments are available. Bring your family and friends, lawn chairs or a blanket, and enjoy. We’ll meet you in the park!