The Shelburne Falls Military Band Concert - Buckland Summer Day

The Shelburne Falls Military Band Concert - Buckland Summer Day The Shelburne Falls Military Band Concerts

All concerts are FREE to the public!

Bring a lawn chair and some spare change for refreshments.

They also perform at various events throughout the summer.

Shelburne Falls Military Band - 2024 schedule for rest of the season

July 20th Buckland Summer Day (l:30 pm)

July 24th Federated Church in Charlemont

July 31st Band Shell next to BSE*

August 7th Fellowship Hall in Shelburne Center

August 14th Mary Lyon Church in Buckland Center

August 18th Heath Fair (12:00 pm)

August 21st Fire Station in Colrain

August 22nd Cummington Fair (7:30pm)

August 24th Shelburne Grange Fair (1:30pm)

*Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School

All concerts start at 7pm (unless otherwise noted) and are FREE to the public! Bring a lawn chair and cash for refreshments.

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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