The Rockport Legion Band is Cape Ann’s only year-round community concert band; we’re located at the very tip of Cape Ann in scenic Rockport, Massachusetts. The Band was founded in 1932 as a volunteer (that means that no one gets paid) concert band and began its eighty-second year in 2015. We’ve played a Summer Concert series every July and August since our first appearances in 1933. Including summer players (returning students and summer visitors), we perform with about 40 players during the summer; we have about thirty-five during the winter months.
Our membership ranges from advanced students to retired professionals. Among our forty or so members, we have nurses, teachers, students, real estate agents, whale watch guides, technicians, fishermen, engineers, and retired folks. Players have been members of the group for as long as fifty years, and as short a time as six months. This varied bunch meets almost every Thursday evening at the Legion Hall in Rockport, where we rehearse for two hours (and sometimes have pizza).
Other than our Summer Series, we play for community events, nursing homes, a Veteran’s Day program in conjunction with the local American Legion Post, and two to three indoor concerts each year; we do not do parades.
If you are (or will be) a resident of Boston’s North Shore area, and are an average to advanced player of a concert band instrument (no matter what your age), OR are one of those unfortunate people whose instrumental playing has ‘lapsed’ and would like to get back to playing, please contact us.