The Mercer Community Band
The Mercer Community Band dramatically recreates the music of the golden age of the great concert bands of America, exactly as it would have sounded over 100 years ago under the baton of John Philip Sousa and Patrick S. Gilmore. The music folder melts away the age barrier. People of all walks of life belong to the band which encompasses an entire community of professionals, teachers, ministers, bankers, construction workers, business people, military and medical personnel, attorneys, retirees, high school and college students among others grace the stage of the bandstand.
The Mercer Community Band has become nationally acclaimed for its special theme concerts including "A Broadway Spectacular", "Red, White and Blue", "Echoes of the Past", "Hooray for Hollywood", "Big Band Sounds", among others. Its repertoire encompasses rousing marches, fiery overtures, gentle descriptive pieces, hymns, the operas of Rossini to Broadway hits and sing-a-longs.
In 2022, the Mercer Community Band celebrated its 45th anniversary with a special concert series. The Hendley Hoge bandstand has undergone an extensive renovation project and will be ready for the 2023 concert season!