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Posted on Sun, Jun 16, 2013 : 12:42 p.m.

Ann Arbor Civic Band announces Wednesday night concerts at West Park

By Jenn McKee

The Ann Arbor Civic Band, founded in 1935 as an extension of the University of Michigan's School of Music, has announced its summer series of Wednesday evening concerts, happening at 8 p.m. at the West Park Band Shell, off Seventh Street north of Huron in Ann Arbor. Admission to these shows is free.


The Ann Arbor Civic Band returns to West Park this Wednesday. file photo

Here's complete information about the program for upcoming concerts in the series.

June 19: "It’s Summertime" Pack a picnic and join the Ann Arbor Civic Band as it kicks off the summer concert series.

June 26: "Purely Michigan" The Civic Band features the music of Michigan composers and music dedicated to the Great Lakes State.

July 3: "Tribute to the U.S.A." The band presents its annual Fourth of July celebration with patriotic selections.

July 10: "Children’s Concert" This is one of the band’s most popular concerts for children young and the young at heart. Don’t forget to bring along your teddy bear for the teddy bear parade.

July 17: "Sousa Style" The band presents a concert in the tradition of the Sousa Band featuring overtures, soloists and, of course, marches.

July 24: "Music Legends" The last concert of the season features the music of music legends including the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Gershwin, Andrew Lloyd Weber, and others.

Jenn McKee is an entertainment reporter for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.



Mon, Jun 17, 2013 : 2:05 p.m.

Jenn, Do you know anything about parking now that the site has been renovated? I used to pull right in off of 7th on the grass and park with my father. He is now 91. Where do we park? Is there a handicapped area?


Wed, Jun 19, 2013 : 12:35 a.m.


Jenn McKee

Tue, Jun 18, 2013 : 9:17 p.m.

A representative from the Ann Arbor Civic Band replied, "The City Parks department provides a shuttle service from the 7th street entrance for those who need a ride. Parking nearby fills up quickly."

Jenn McKee

Tue, Jun 18, 2013 : 4:01 p.m.

I don't know, off-hand, but I will try to get your question answered. Stay tuned!