Marquette City Band Announces Limited Summer Concert Season
“Concerts for Socially Distanced Audiences”
The Marquette City Band is making plans to present concerts this summer, while implementing procedures to follow appropriate guidelines pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The band members will perform while spaced at least 6’ apart from each other, and audience members attending in person are asked to maintain proper social distancing and wear masks.
- The benches at Presque Isle Park Band Shell will be spread out so there is at least 6’ space between them, and those audience members bringing their own chairs will be expected to place them in locations away from other attendees.
- Signs with these instructions will be posted at the entrances of the Marquette Commons and Presque Isle Park Band Shell areas.
Many of the concerts by the Marquette City Band will also be streamed and available live to the public. More information regarding this will be forthcoming.
The band’s summer season performances are scheduled as follows:
Thursday, June 25, at 7:30 pm, the band will present its first “Drive-In Concert” at the Marquette Commons on south Third Street. The audience is asked to park and listen to the concert while sitting in their cars. The lot adjacent to Pathways and the lot north of the Commons Building may be utilized. The concert will include music celebrating our local “Heroes” and feature the “Hope Starts Here” march by the late Eino Olander of Marquette and the song, “We Shall Overcome.”
Saturday, July 4, at 2:00 pm, the band will present a concert at the Presque Isle Band Shell. In addition to patriotic favorites, the band will play music popular during the time of World War II.
Thursday, July 16, at 7:30 pm, the band will present its annual Children’s Concert at Presque Isle Park, with the theme of “Masquerade.” Kids of all ages are invited to attend—all the while maintaining social distancing and wearing masks.
Thursday, July 30, at 7:30 pm, the band will present a concert at the Presque Isle Park.
This concert will feature “star” performers from within the band as well as notable area guest musicians.
Thursday, August 6, at 7:30 pm, the band will present its final concert at Presque Isle Park, featuring City Band favorites and highlights of the season.
In case of rain, the concerts may be rescheduled for the following day. More information and updates regarding the band’s performances can be found at its website, http://www.marquettecityband.com, or Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/mqtcityband.
2020 U.P. Community Band Festival – Aug 7 – 8, 2020; Postponed to 2021