Community band to present End of Summer concert, fireworks
The Rhinelander Area Community Band is back and will present an end-of-summer concert 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25, at the River Walk band shell (near Trig’s). In case of rain, the concert will be held Aug. 26.
Like so many groups, the band had been on a long pandemic-related sabbatical. Its last outdoor concert, nearly two years ago, was planned as an audience appreciation celebration, complete with fireworks compliments of the Rhinelander Community Foundation. Although rain interfered with those plans, the fireworks have remained dry and will be featured at the conclusion of the Aug. 25 concert.
The program will include a wide variety of music for all ages. There is no admission charge, but a free-will offering will be accepted.
Approximately 50 musicians returned for rehearsals this summer, including several new members. Pine Lake opened the doors of its town hall to provide ample practice space. The band is under the direction of Jim Pekol.