Trips & Special Events

An article by Linda Quinlan, entitled "And the band played on ... for 30 years", appeared in the July 1, 2004, issue of the Irondequoit Post. The following excerpt was a part of the article: "Some say it feels like a scene from a Norman Rockwell painting as families gather in front of the picturesque performing arts center gazebo on the Irondequoit Town Hall grounds to hear patriotic music and other favorites played by the band each July 4 capping another hometown holiday extravaganza."

On May 16, 2004, the band commemorated 30 years of making music with dinner and an evening of celebration at the Newport House.

Irondequoit Band Trip to Boston

As part of the National Festival of the States, The Irondequoit Concert Band traveled to Boston from June 27–30, 2003. J. Russell Thomas directed the band of 36 members as it performed near the USS Constitution, near Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, and at Copley Square.In addition, the band and its guide toured some of Boston's neighborhoods, the JFK Library, the Salem Witch House, the House of Seven Gables, the Freedom Trail, Old North Church, Harvard University, Lexington and Concord. They were also taken on a "Duck Tour". According to band president, Elaine Brigman, the trip was a "huge success".

Performance at the USS Constitution Performance at Quincy Market
(photo by Jack Bloemendaal) (photo by Dawn Aquaviva)