The Falmouth Town Band will celebrate Falmouth Chamber of Commerce’s “Centennial Anniversary” on Thursday, July 24, from 7:30 to 9 PM at the Falmouth Music & Arts Pavilion (the bandshell at Bigelow Marine Park) on Scranton Avenue.
The chamber was formed in 1914 as the Falmouth Board of Trade and is today the oldest chamber of commerce on Cape Cod. The focus of the music performed will be from 1914.
Residents and visitors will hear Falmouth’s Outstanding Citizen of The Year, Joseph C. Martyna; Donna Sickler, representing the chamber’s Centennial partner, Atria Senior Living; and chamber president, Jay Zavala, perform a novelty piece with the band.
Other selections include “Colonel Bogey March,” The Homefront: Musical Memories from World War II which includes “Thanks for the Memory,” “White Cliffs of Dover,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else but Me),” and “I’ll Be Seeing You.”
The band will also play “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” Richard Rodgers’ highlights from “South Pacific,” “St. Louis Blues,” and “Twelfth Street Rag.”
For the younger audience members, the band will play “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and “The Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa, which will be directed by the three special guests. Atria Senior Living will present a raffle item at the end of the performance to the winner. The evening’s entertainment will be telecast by Falmouth Community Television.
The concert is free, and attendees are advised to bring a chair or blanket from which to enjoy the performance.