City Band begins play next week

Alpena City Band will resume its Concerts in the Park beginning June 6 and continuing each Thursday through the Aug. 1. Concerts are held at 7:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Band Shell in Bay View Park.

The band, under the direction of Lisa Schultz, has planned four themed concerts throughout the summer. These include a Looking Back concert of old favorites on June 13, a special 4th of July concert of patriotic music, the annual Children’s Concert on July 18 and the annual Polka Concert on Aug. 1.

This year the band also will conclude its season with an Aug. 6 concert at the Alpena County Fair.

New members to the band are always welcome. Musicians willing to play are invited to stop by the next rehearsal on June 4 at 7 p.m. at the Thunder Bay Junior High School.

All concerts are free with donations appreciated.