OXFORD – As the weather cools and students have to return to school, the Oxford Community Band’s “Summer Concert Series” wrapped up its ‘concert tour’ with two last concerts – at the Oxford Historical Society and then the NYS Veterans’ Home.
On Aug. 10, the band set up outdoors, under the overhang of the authentic D. L. & W. railroad depot. It was the annual “Band Concert and Ice Cream Social” at the Oxford Historical Society (OHS). This concert performance was guest conducted by Becky Sabin. They played marches, show tunes, and novelty selections chosen by Sabin. One of the musical highlights of the concert was a fantastic medley of Ira Gershwin tunes. OHS President Fred Lanfear was host to the community for this pleasurable hour of music. Ice cream was sold at the olde fashioned price of five cents a bowl, and the History Museum had a special exhibit of incredible items, mostly from WWI, that thankfully survived the recent flood. (The exhibit of memorabilia is still there if anyone missed it.)