City band begins summer concerts
The Waupaca City Band is set to open its summer series of concerts on the square in downtown Waupaca.
The group’s first performance will be at 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, on the bandstand in front of City Hall and the public library.
The concert series will continue on Friday evenings throughout June and July, with six concerts at the downtown location and the final performance on July 27 at the Wisconsin Veteran’s Home in King.
The first program will include a variety of marches, medleys and concert band classics from A to Z, as well as the weekly Children’s March accompanied by the strains of “On Wisconsin”.
The march will spotlight a young marcher chosen to lead the group around and through the audience while the band plays on.
The program will also include; highlights from the Broadway musical “Carousel,” “Be Our Guest” from the Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast” and an arrangement of “Akoshan Farewell,” which was featured in the Ken Burns documentary about the Civil War.
The program is free to the public, and audience members are encouraged to bring their own seating to relax and enjoy the concert picnic style.
The program will last about an hour. In the event of rain, it will be moved to Waupaca High School, which is located at the intersection of State Highway 22 and King Road.