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

Salem Band’s 2019 Summer Concert Series

“If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On!”

7:30 pm in Salem Square • FREE

July 4 concert details

Thursday, July 4 — STARS & STRIPES
7:30 p.m. in Salem Square (Raindate July 5)

July 30 concert details

July 30 — PLAY ON! (Program chosen by Salem Band fans)
7:30 p.m. in Salem Square (Raindate August 2)

Past Concerts

May 14 concert details

Tuesday, May 14 — SCHOOL of MUSIC
7:30 p.m. in Salem Square (Raindate May 17)

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. READ NOW

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. LISTEN NOW

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. WATCH NOW

May 28 concert details

Tuesday, May 28 — FEED the SOUL
7:30 p.m. in Salem Square (Raindate May 31)

Hear Nat King Cole and The First Church of Deliverance Choir sing “Everytime I Feel the Spirit”. LISTEN NOW

Read John Donne’s moving and transcendent poem, “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning.” READ NOW

When Luciano Pavarotti was too sick to perform Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma” as scheduled at the 40th Grammy Awards at Radio City Music Hall in 1998, Aretha Franklin took his place. READ MORE

June 11 concert details

Tuesday, June 11 — MUSIC LOVERS
7:30 p.m. in Salem Square (Raindate June 14)

Watch the trailer for “Rocketman” – the human story of Elton John– and consider seeing the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3vO8E2e6G0

Read the most inspiring quotes from John F. Kennedy’s book, “Profiles in Courage”: https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/95117-profiles-in-courage

Hear Doris Day sing “A Bushel and a Peck” on a State Farm commercial, reviving the song’s popularity:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_tDuApU1JU

 Hear the incredible Whitney Houston sing one of her biggest hits written by the incredible Dolly Parton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JWTaaS7LdU

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