Oxford’s Community Band Set To Kick-off Summer Season

By: Michaela Watts

OXFORD–The first Oxford Community Band Summer Concert was held in LaFayette Park on July 13 at 7:30 p.m. Francis Wilcox, this summer’s band director, announced the upcoming schedule for the session. The Band performs on Thursday evenings on the parks in Oxford. The remaining Thursday concert dates are: July 20, July 27, Aug. 3 and Aug. 10. The July performances, held in LaFayette Park, are at 7:30 p.m. The last two concerts in August, one held at Washington Park (across from Bida Home) and the other at the Oxford Historical Society Depot-Museum, are both at 7 p.m.

The first Oxford Community Band Summer Concert that consist of moderate grade marches, show tunes, overtures and novelty selections for the enjoyment of the Oxford community. The Oxford Community Band was formed in 1976, when it played for the Oxford celebration of the Bicentennial. Performers within the band range from all ages, including high school students through senior citizens.

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