150th anniversary of the Vineyard Haven Band

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In 2018 the third oldest continuously operational band in the country, and the only one started by a collaboration between Union and Confederate soldiers — the Vineyard Haven Band — turns 150.

According to a press release, the band, In addition to its normal Sunday concerts, plan to have at least two additional events, a Holiday Concert and a concert commemorating the band’s history.

“In celebration of our 150th anniversary,” said Jeri Larson, spokesperson for the band, “the Vineyard Haven Band invites musicians of all ages to join us for a Pop-Up Holiday Concert, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at 1 pm in Vineyard Haven. Exact location will be announced closer to the date. Music will be available in advance. If you would like to join us with your instrument, please email jeriwlarson@gmail.com as soon as possible.”