The Auburn Community Concert Band is celebrating its 42nd season. Since 1982, the band has been presenting free weekly concerts in downtown Auburn throughout each summer season. These concerts take place every Wednesday evening at Festival Plaza on Main Street, one block south of Great Falls Plaza.
In 2023, outdoor summer concerts are scheduled each Wednesday from June 28 through August 23, weather permitting. Concert times are 7:00 to 8:15 p.m.
Each Wednesday evening performance offers a different program of music. Each weekly program always includes well-known hit songs from the 60's to the present, making the band concerts popular with both young and old.
In the case of inclement weather (summer or winter), a message will be posted on this website by 5:00 p.m., announcing the status of that evening's performance.
This year's 2023 summer band includes 45 volunteer musicians, who range in age from 20's to 80's, and represent some 15 central and western Maine communities.
The band's summer outdoor concerts commonly attract an average of 200 - 300 people each week, with some 400 - 450 people often in attendance at the band's annual holiday concert!
The free holiday concert is offered to the public each December. This year's performance is scheduled for Wednesday, December 13, 2023. The free concert will take place inside the Franco Center in Lewiston.
Conductor and Director Milt Simon is a graduate of Boston University's School of Music. He studied trumpet and conducting with members of the Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestras. In late Fall of 1981, Simon proposed the formation of a community band to the City of Auburn's Parks & Recreation Department. He has been leading the band ever since, with the City of Auburn continuing as a supporting sponsor of the organization for 42 consecutive years!
OUR DIRECTOR - Milt Simon