The Maine Pops Concert Band performed the first concert on the Village Green on Wednesday, July 27th to over 100 appreciative attendees. Many residents walked on the Town Center sidewalks carrying chairs to the green, while others parked behind town hall.
The concert began with the Star Spangled Banner, after which acting conductor Bob Swerdlow thanked the Conservation Committee for hosting the event with support from town staff. Swerdlow praised the town for creating a village green, and then led the band with a selection of music ranging from folk arrangements, a Chicago medley, and Bruno Mars.
Attendees brought their chairs and food. Younger children danced to the music; older children explored and played in all areas of the green, not minding that a lot of the "green" is now brown in the hot, dry weather. The band wrapped up with John Philip Souza just as the sun was setting.
Moments from the night:
Videos and image courtesy of Maureen O'Meara.