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The Municipal Band is Back

Release Date: 2021-08-13

We are all very excited about the return of performances by our Long Beach Municipal Band starting early next week. During its 112 year history, our municipal band has brought neighbors together to enjoy free music as one community. It has been a hallmark of summers in our city and this year will be no different.


The first week’s theme is “Strike Up the Band” and will take listeners on a journey through major American music genres including movie scores, musicals, the Big Band era and pop. The second half of the program will feature renowned jazz and blues singer Ms. Barbara Morrison, performing with the band. All concerts will start at 6:30 p.m. Here is the schedule for the first week: 

  • Tuesday, Aug. 17, Whaley Park, 5620 Atherton St.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 18, Los Cerritos Park, 3750 Del Mar Ave.
  • Thursday, Aug. 19, Marine Stadium Park, 5255 E Paoli Way
  • Friday, Aug. 20, El Dorado Park West, 2800 Studebaker Road

The second week's theme is “A Celebration Through Music” and will pay tribute to the late Larry Curtis, longtime conductor of the Long Beach Municipal Band and father to our newly appointed conductor, Kurt Curtis. Here is the schedule for the second week:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 24, Bluff Park, 2500 E. Ocean Blvd.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 25, Los Cerritos Park, 3750 Del Mar Ave.
  • Thursday, Aug. 26, Marine Stadium Park, 5255 E Paoli Way
  • Friday, Aug. 27, El Dorado Park, 2800 Studebaker Road

More information about this year's concert series is available here. I hope to see you there.

Thank you and Go Long Beach,

Mayor Robert Garcia