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Mark Eveleth conducts the band at the 2003 Memorial Day service
The Burlington Municipal Band "season" actually begins with the Memorial Day Service, in 2003 once again held outside Memorial Auditorium.  (see photo at right, with Mark Eveleth conducting the band)
First Sunday Evening Concert
Sunday, June 2, 2024
I have been asked to post a reminder about the dress code for our concerts:
"Dress for all performances is black pants or skirt and a plain white shirt or blouse with sleeves.  Black shoes and socks or hose should also be worn.  If the weather is extreme, shorts may be allowed at the discretion of the weekly conductor.  The dress code will be enforced, as we desire to present a professional appearance at performances."
Cascade Bridge is closed so you cannot get to the band shell driving south on Main Street. 
And now some leftover (but still valid!) old announcements:
Sue and Al Kristensen have donated nice metal stands for our concerts at the park, so from now on you do not need to bring stands to the band shell.  You will still need to bring your own stand for rehearsals and performances elsewhere.
At the battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC, the Greek forces, including the three hundred Spartans, were overwhelmingly outnumbered by the invading Persian army.  According to the ancient Greek historian Herodotus, it was stated that once the battle began, the arrows flying through the sky from the Persian archers would be so numerous as to "block out the sun."

The Spartan Dienekes responded "So much the better... then we shall fight our battle in the shade."

If it is overcast, then we shall play our concert in the shade.
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No particular announcements.  Bring bears if you want.
Starting in 2022, if it seems likely that the weather will interfere with our performance at the band shell, our entire concert will be moved to the James Madison School Auditorium.  The decision will be made by 5:30 PM Sunday, and announced on KBUR radio, our Facebook page, and this web site.  IF we have to play at James Madison, please park as far away as reasonable to leave space in the parking lot for our audience.