Norwich City Band ready to soak up the spotlight on East Park stage

NORWICH – For decades, the Norwich City Band has taken to the parks in downtown Norwich to delight music lovers young and old. Now with a new summer concert season underway, band members are taking up their instruments once again for a series of free performances.

The Norwich City Band is scheduled to hit the East Park stage beginning at 7 p.m. every Friday through August 9. With musical scores that range from contemporary show tunes and popular ballads to the more classical marches and patriotic hymns, there’s something to appeal to everyone’s musical tastes, said band manager Lee Wilhelm.

“This is a summertime tradition that’s obviously not only for the band’s enjoyment, but for the enjoyment of the community as well.” said Wilhelm, who has been overseeing the ensemble for more than three decades. “We come out and play between 12 and 14 songs every week for six consecutive weeks and, of course, it’s a Friday night tradition that we’re very proud of.”

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