Maine Pops Concert Band to Perform July 19 at Portland’s Heseltine Park

The Maine Pops Concert Band will continue its 2023 summer concert season with a public performance on Wednesday, July 19 at Portland’s Heseltine Park, beginning at 6 p.m. The park is located at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Irving Street in Portland.

Under the direction of David Watts, the 55-member summer ensemble will present a 60-to-75-minute concert featuring material from its fall 2022 and spring 2023 concerts. The music includes marches, medleys, selections from movies and musicals, and a couple of classical works. The concert is free to all wishing to attend. Bring a lawn chair, pack a picnic dinner, and enjoy the performance.

It is the second of five scheduled public performances by the Maine Pops this summer. The band is also slated to hold public concerts in Bath on August 4, Falmouth on August 7, and Cape Elizabeth on August 16. In addition to its public schedule, the Maine Pops conducts several private performances benefiting residents of local area retirement communities.

Established in 1988 and celebrating its 35th anniversary this season, the Maine Pops Concert Band is a non-profit community group that encourages musicians of all ages and abilities – from school age to senior citizens – to foster a life-long love of music, music history, performance, and heritage.

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