NEXT CONCERT: "Sounds of the Season" on December 8, 2019
Mercer Community Band
"Best Free Entertainment on a Friday Night"
Court House Square ~ Mercer, Pennsylvania
For forty-two years, Mercer has supported the summer band concerts by the Mercer Community Band. During the early years the band concerts were held the last two Fridays in June, with the band consisting of about 20 members. Currently, the band numbers over 90 musicians coming from the tri-county area and eastern Ohio and performs weekly Friday night concerts in June and July. Local service and civic groups sponsor ice cream socials and the warm-up groups. Without a doubt, it is the best free summer entertainment in the area.
The Mercer Community Band dramatically recreates the music of the golden age of the great concert bands of America, exactly as it would have sounded over 100 years ago under the baton of John Philip Sousa and Patrick S. Gilmore. The music folder melts away the age barrier. Peop