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July 21, 2024

Ashland City Band kicks off summer concert series

A tuba reflects the bandshell, the band and the audience at an Ashland City Band performances for this summer at Butler Bandshell in Lithia Park in 2023. Bob Palermini photo
June 16, 2023

Thursday evening shows continue through Aug. 10

The Ashland City Band held the first of nine summer concerts before a large crowd at Butler Bandshell in Lithia Park on Thursday. The band plays at 7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 10, with pre-concert music beginning at 6:15 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket. Many people bring a picnic dinner. The Lions Club sells ice cream to raise funds for school band programs. The City Band will also play in Lithia Park at noon on the Fourth of July, after the parade.

A large audience enjoyed the concert in Lithia Park Thursday. Bob Palermini photo
The band wore their new blue shirts which replace the teal shirts they had worn for 35 years. Bob Palermini photo
Band director Christi Lundahl told the large audience that the theme of Thursday’s performance was music by African American composers in honor of Juneteenth which will be observed Monday, June 19. Bob Palermini photo
More than 60 musicians filled the stage at the bandshell for their first concert of the summer. Bob Palermini photo
The Ashland City Band under the direction of Christi Lundahl, the group’s first female conductor, opened their season Thursday at Butler Bandshell in Lithia Park. Bob Palermini photo
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