Calling all musicians

The historic Vineyard Haven Band is looking for new members. —Sam Moore

The Vineyard Haven Band is one of the oldest continuously operating bands in the country. It was started by a collaboration among Union and Confederate soldiers in 1868. Its 2018 season starts next week. Ever wanted to be part of something historic? The Vineyard Haven band always accepts new musicians, and all instruments.

Rehearsals begin on Monday, May 14, and continue every Monday until August 13, with the exception of Memorial Day. They practice at the Oak Bluffs Sailing Camp from 7:30 to 9 pm. Performances begin in July, and take place at the bandstand at Owen Park in Vineyard Haven, the Ocean Park gazebo in Oak Bluffs, and at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown. Call 508-693-2352 to sign up or for more information. All musicians are welcome.