The Merrymeeting Community Band

Friday, August 2, 2019

The Gazebo at City Park, Bath, Maine

My friend and colleague Dennis texted me in the late afternoon to let me know that some of our recent Mt. Ararat graduates would be playing a couple of hours later in Bath at the gazebo with the Merrymeeting Community Band. I packed my folding chair and made my way over to see them. I texted Dot, who also teaches with us and lives in Bath, and she came right over, too. I’m really glad we were there. It was so nice to see a multigenerational band playing medleys of Beatles songs, Michael Jackson hits, and Brahms.

Look at all those recent Mt. Ararat graduates!

I was really surprised by the quality of the performance when I found out they’d only had six rehearsals! There was something for everyone to enjoy, and director Margie Landis introduced every song with a story, which I love, and she warmly acknowledged every graduating senior in the band, too. I didn’t know a couple of my kids were even in the band until she did that because they were too many rows back for me to see them seated. I’m so proud of our wonderful MTA grads and am really glad to have been in the park to see this entertaining show.




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