Returning for our 93rd season of public concerts in Batavia’s Centennial Park! Meet us at 7:00pm on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer. The July 25th concert will feature percussionist Christopher Taylor, Tonawanda Central School District Music Teacher, as part of the Pam Frisby Memorial Concert Series.
Performing a special tribute concert on August 1st in memory of Neil Hartwick, made fully possible with memorial donations. Neil was a long-time and beloved music teacher at Batavia and Brockport whose former students have and continue to play in the Batavia Concert Band. In addition, Neil was a good friend of the Batavia Concert Band, and his former students have been invited to join the band for this tribute concert.
Returning for his 6th season as conductor is Mr. John Bailey, Instrumental Music teacher at Lyndonville Central School; who was named Lyndonville's first Teacher of the Year in 2017 while also conducting the Pembroke-Corfu Community Band between 2013 and 2018, has had the honor to conduct two local All-County Concerts and humble recipient of the Helen Bach Moss Memorial Better Beginnings Award presented by the New York State Education Department.
Concerts are currently supported and funded in part by GO ART!, local businesses, program advertisers, and individual patrons. The City of Batavia graciously supplies chairs for musicians, while Genesee Community College generously donates rehearsal space and a rain venue. We also sponsors 50-50 raffles at every concert, bake sales, and other fundraisers. Individuals or businesses interested in supporting the Band should contact a Board member at any concert.
Be on the lookout for appearance by band members on WBTA’s “Main & Center” program, where we will go into some depth about the band’s make-up and its history. Also be listening for weekly radio ads promoting the musical selections for the upcoming concerts, and announcing our weekly sponsors.
We're always scheduled to play in Centennial Park,
but we do accommodate for rainy weather.
In such case, we set up right down the road in the
Stuart Steiner Theatre at Genesee Community College. Notices will be posted at the NW corner of Centennial Park, announced on WBTA radio AM1490, posted on The Batavian, The Batavia Daily News website and our Facebook page.
All concerts are fully funded by local businesses and sponsors and are open to music lovers of all ages. Light refreshments are available. Bring your family and friends, lawn chairs or a blanket, and enjoy. We’ll meet you in the park!
2018 Season Schedule
Wednesdays – 7:00pm - Centennial Park
July 4 (11am)