SALEM BAND 2021 SUMMER SERIES – Welcome Home!
JULY 4, Sunday 7:30 pm in Salem Square
Stars & Stripes (July 5 rain-date)
Join Salem Band as we honor veterans in our community with marches, big bands, Armed Forces Salute, and of course, Star & Stripes Forever! Including a salute to baseball hero Hank Aaron. All concerts FREE in Salem Square, Old Salem. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food vendors on site. Established in 1771, Salem Band is the oldest, continuous mixed wind ensemble in the nation. Eileen Young, Music Director.
N.B.: all concerts subject to NC state regulations regarding pandemic protocols and restrictions. Attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a mask and remain at a distance from others outside of your household. Please distance and mask to visit food trucks. Remain outside of band area.
JULY 20, Tuesday 7:30 pm in Salem Square
Twentiana (July 23 rain-date)
'20’s popular music from several centuries including Kittyhawk, Roaring ‘20’s, and Big band Polkas. With vocal soloist Mignon Dobbins.
AUGUST 10, Tuesday 7:30 pm in Salem Square
Women (August 13 rain-date)
Celebrating women’s achievements in music and acting including Dreamgirls, Laura Nyro, Andrews Sisters, Meryl Streep, and your Salem Band solo clarinetists Kania, Gwyn, and Joanna!
250 YEARS OF SALEM BAND!
SEPTEMBER 19, Sunday 3:00 pm in Hanes Auditorium
Official start of Salem Band’s 250th Anniversary with Beethoven Lives!
The music of Beethoven and his contemporaries, Haydn and Mozart, will create a program of beauty, familiarity, and comfort as we explore just how alive Beethoven remains in the hearts and minds of today's music lovers. Original works for band, a transcription of "Allegretto from Symphony No.7," marches, and a unique take on Beethoven's 5th, "Four: on a Remix of Beethoven," make up this exciting classical program.