Central Park Summer Concert Series kicks off with Big Band sounds
Posted on 6/2/2016 7:45:00 AM.

(Seguin) -- June 5th marks the beginning of the Central Park Summer Concert Series hosted in downtown Seguin by the Seguin Main Street Program. Kicking off the series will be the Comal Community Band which is conducted by Alfred Tapia. The San Antonio native served in the Army as a musician and Bandmaster until he retired in 1984. During his service Tapia conducted bands in Vietnam, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, the German Democratic Republic, France and Morocco. He has remained an active musician in the San Antonio area since including being a member of many other bands, teaching, and also conducting.
 
According to its website, the Comal Community Band “[Performs] as an American show band; the musical group has a large repertoire that includes German Music, show tunes, Big Band, rousing marches, classical arrangements, military theme songs, and seasonal music. The band also performs selections from the modern wind band genre.” 
 
This will be the band’s fifth time to kick off the concert series and they are always a hit with the crowd.
 
The concert series will feature five area bands on Sunday evenings. On June 12th,  soak up some authentic Dixieland and jazz with the Dirty River Dixie Band. Next on June 19th, enjoy some traditional Bluegrass with the Ledbetter’s Bluegrass Band. Then on June 26th, start dancing to some Latin music with Fantacia. Finally on July 3rd, start the July 4th celebrations early with San Antonio Symphonic Band’s Patriotic Concert.
 
Food will be for sale by a local Boy Scout troop to help fundraise for camping activities.
 
The concert will be on Sundays starting at 7p.m. and end at 8:30p.m. Bring a chair or blanket and sit back, relax, and enjoy!
 
Special thanks to local businesses, industries, and individuals who generously donated to support the Central Park Concert Series: Alamo Group, American Bank of Texas, Amy’s and Cathy’s Take-out, Armstrong, Vaughan & Associates, Bling and Company, CMC Steel Texas, Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, Gift & Gourmet, H-E-B, Hexcel Corporation, Kelley Rose of Heritage Texas Properties, Tavern of the Creek, The Koehler Company, Thunderpaws Canine Solutions, TRC Engineering, and Tri-County AC & Heating.

Special By Forrest Nolden, Seguin Main Street Program Intern

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