Band Favorites - The Shelburne Falls Military Band Concert

Date: August 17, 2022
Time: 7:00pm

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The Shelburne Falls Military Band
Mary Lyon Church - 17 Upper Street
Buckland, Massachusetts 01338

The Shelburne Falls Military Band

Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series 2022

August 3rdMusicals" @ Fellowship Hall in Shelburne Center

August 10th- "Jazz" @ Fire Station in Colrain

August 17th"Band Favorites" @ Mary Lyon Church in Buckland Center

BSE *Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School – 75 Mechanic Street, Shelburne Falls, MA

All concerts start at 7pm and are FREE to the public! Bring a lawn chair and some spare change for refreshments.

They also perform at various events throughout the summer.

Follow them on Facebook for updates! www.facebook@shelburnefallsmilitaryband

 

The Story of The Shelburne Falls Military Band -

The Shelburne Falls Military Band began in the fall of 1835 when three farm boys, Martin Merrill, Jonathan Nims and Solomon . Merrill, bartered for 2 old clarinets and an old five keyed bugle. By the spring of 1836 they had learned eight tunes and added another clarinet and a bass drum to their number. In May of 1836, the bans was hired by the Heath Rifle Company to play for their May training. Each member of the band received the round sum of one dollar.

The Shelburne Falls Military Band has been operating continually, since those early days making it one of the longest continually operating military bands in the United States. They continued playing through the Civil War, World War One, Great Depression, the Second World War, Vietnam, and past the turn of the millennium.

Their members come from all over Franklin County Massachusetts – and beyond – and are dedicated to keeping alive this New England tradition

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