The Vineyard Haven Band, which kicked off its season last weekend in Ocean Park, will be performing on the Island every Sunday night at 8 pm. The performances will alternate each weekend between Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs and Owen Park in Vineyard Haven, with special performances on the Fourth of July and Illumination Night.
The group first began performing with eighteen members at the Ag Fair in 1868. Now, as one of the oldest town bands in the state, and the oldest organization of public music on Martha’s Vineyard, the band consists of children, adults, Islanders, and visitors — virtually anyone who can play an instrument.
A schedule of events is as follows:
June 29, 8 pm, Ocean Park, Oak Bluffs
July 4, 7:30 pm, Old Whaling Church, Edgartown
July 6, 8 pm, Owen Park, Vineyard Haven
July 13, 8 pm, Ocean Park, Oak Bluffs
July 20, Owen Park, Vineyard Haven
July 27, 8 pm, Ocean Park, Oak Bluffs
August 3, Owen Park, Vineyard Haven
August 10, 8 pm, Ocean Park, Oak Bluffs
August 17, Owen Park, Vineyard Haven
August 20, 8 pm, The Tabernacle, Oak Bluffs (Illumination Night show)
August 24, 8 pm, Ocean Park, Oak Bluffs