June 19, 2024

Newton Municipal Band to open concert series

The Newton Municipal Band will open the Newton Parks and Recreation’s Concerts in the Park series at 7 p.m. May 30 at the Fred Maytag Bowl in Maytag Park.

The Newton Municipal Band has a long history in Newton, with its forerunners going as far back as 1891. Fred Maytag donated funds for a bandshell in the mid-1930s, and the band has called Fred Maytag Bowl home since.

This year’s band includes musicians from high school age through beyond age 80, who love to play music. Come to the park to enjoy this first concert of the season, directed by Jim Beerends. Fred Chabot will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for a great evening.

The band is always ready to welcome new members. Anyone wishing to join or to learn more about the band, contact Pam Andrews at 641-792-9583.