The Kirby Band

TCCA Concerts in the Park Series 2013

Tioga County Council on the Arts (TCCA) held the first in a series of 6 Concerts in the park which are held every Wednesday (weather permitting) during the summer. Fireworks followed the concert.

The Kirby Band, of Nichols New York, is believed to be one of the oldest continuously performing community bands in the nation. Formed in the early part of the 19th century, the band has been performing every year since 1876. Home base for The Kirby Band is the Kirby Band Building (formerly known as the Old Asbury Church) on West River Road in Nichols.

Members of the band are volunteers from the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York. Members' age groups vary from high school to retirees. The music varies almost as greatly. From Joplin to Sousa, from big bands to the big screen, from the early 1900's through the new millennium, there is most certainly a niche for all music enthusiasts.

Fortunately the weather was great for both the concert and fireworks which followed the concert.

A large enthusiastic crown thoroughly enjoyed the concert. I am certain that the respite from wet weather helped, also.

Even nature added to the festive atmosphere by providing a spectacular sunset after the concert.

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