Salem Band, established in 1771, is the oldest,
continuous mixed wind ensemble in the nation.

Salem Band Summer Concert Series
The ABCs of Music

All concerts are free and start at 7:30 in Salem Square.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food vendors on site.


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Tuesday, May 29 — School of Rock Concert
(Rain date May 31)

7:30 pm in Salem Square

Rock out with Salem Band as we present popular music from the 1950’s through the 1980’s. Find out how Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn, and Glenn Miller fit into this fun program!

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 Tuesday, June 12 — Music Educators Choice Concert
(Rain date June 14)

7:30 pm in Salem Square

This unique program features the Music Educators in Salem Band as they tell their stories and conduct the music that inspired them to become music teachers. You’ll hear selections from “The King and I” as well as music by Holst, the Beatles, Shostakovich, and even PDQ Bach! Featuring Salem Band Principal Clarinetist Kania Mills performing the exciting solo, “Czardas.”

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 Wednesday, July 4 — Stars & Stripes Concert
(Rain date July 5)

7:30 pm in Salem Square

Honoring veterans in our community with music of Big Bands, Yankee Doodle, the Armed Forces, and marches. Don’t miss Salem Band’s brass and piccolo players in “Stars & Stripes Forever.”

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Friday, July 20 — Battle of the Salem Bands
(Rain location Home Moravian Church Fellowship Hall)

7:30 pm in Salem Square

Salem Band is proud to collaborate with the Moravian Unity Brass Festival to perform for our local fans and for guests from across the country and abroad. Meet and hear musicians from another continent as we present a joint concert with the Salem Band from Port Elizabeth, South Africa! Featuring trombone soloist Erik Salzwedel and music from the Moravian repertoire, as well as swing, Sousa, and local favorite, “Morning Star Polka”.


Tuesday, August 7 — School of Music Concert

7:30 pm in Salem Square

Salem Band opens its “ABCs of Music” summer season with vocal soloist Cristy Brown performing “I Feel a Song Coming On.” Performing music by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, as well as selections from “Sound of Music” and Motown, Salem Band salutes our own Salem College School of Music.

Read about the music and history of one of Salem’s earliest women composers, Amelia van Vleck and her sisters Louisa and Lisetta as written by Rev. Dr. Nola Reed Knouse, Director of the Moravian Music Foundation.

Hear Johannes Brahms play an excerpt from one of his most famous compositions, “Hungarian Dance No.1” as recorded in 1889, on an Edison wax cylinder.

Watch and listen to the charming child star Michael Jackson and his brothers as the Jackson Five perform “ABC” for the first time on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand.

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