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Baldwinsville Community Band announces summer schedule

The Baldwinsville Community Band has announced its Summer Concert Schedule for 2011.

Now in its 31st year of performing, the band is under the direction of founding conductor Phill Sterling, a newly retired music teacher from the Baldwinsville School System. When the Baldwinsville Community Band was first organized in 1979, there were about 30 members. Today, the band has grown to 55 members, ranging from high school aged musicians to seniors over 80 years young.

The band always welcomes new members, so if you are interested in performing with one of the best community bands in the area, please come to hear the band perform and chat with Sterling after the concert.

All concerts listed for this summer are free and open to the public. It is advisable to bring a comfortable chair or a blanket to performances, as seating is usually not provided. The Baldwinsville Optimist Club will once again provide free ice cream sundaes to those in attendance for six of the senior residence concerts.

In case of rain, visit bvillecommunityband.org or call 635-1235 as concerts may be cancelled.

All concerts are held at 7 p.m. (except for Lake George performance) on the following dates and locations:

    May 25, Canton Woods Senior Center, 76 Canton St., Baldwinsville.

June 1, Temple Concord, Madison Ave, Syracuse.

June 8, Baldwinsville Public Library, 35 East Genesee St., Baldwinsville.

June 15, O'Brien Road Apartments, O'Brien Road, Baldwinsville (ice cream social).

June 22, Radisson Community at Kerry Hornaday Park, Deep Glade Drive (off Willett Pkwy).

June 29, Plainville Christian Church, Plainville Road.

July 6 Conifer Village, Conifer Drive, Baldwinsville (ice cream social).

July 13, Syracuse Home Association, Meigs Road, Baldwinsville (ice cream social).

July 16, Lake George Community Band Festival, Lake George (time TBA).

July 20 St. Mary's Apartments, Smokey Hollow Road, Baldwinsville (ice cream social).

July 27, Park Terrace Senior Residence, (off Willett Pkwy), Radisson (ice cream social).

Aug. 3 McHarrie Towne, (off Canton Street), Baldwinsville (ice cream social).

Aug. 10 St. Mary's Church, Syracuse Street, Baldwinsville.

Aug. 17, Radisson Community at the Kerry Hornaday Park, Deep Glade Drive, (off Willett Pkwy) (with the Fulton Community Band).

Aug. 24, Baldwinsville First Methodist Church, West Genesee St., Baldwinsville.

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