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  • Children wait to line up for the “Mickey Mouse March” at the 2017 Children’s Night concert in Butterfield Park. Orange Community Band will hold the 2018 Children’s Night on Friday at 7:30 p.m. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

  • Orange Community Band on the Bandstand in Butterfield Park in Orange. MIKE PHILLIPS


Monday, July 09, 2018

ORANGE — Friday is Children’s Night at the Bandstand in Butterfield Park as Orange Community Band performs its fourth concert of the summer season. Stephanie Parker conducts the concert, sponsored by the Lyman and Kilhart Families. Children will receive balloons before the traditional Mickey Mouse March around the Bandstand.

Other selections being considered for the program include “The Great Locomotive Chase” by Robert Smith; “Castle” arranged by James Ployhar; “What a Wonderful World” by Weiss and Thiele; “Music for a Summer Night” by Glenn Osser; “Under the Sea” by Alan Mencken; “Accidentally in Love” from the movie “Shrek” by Adam Duritz; “Sounds of Christmas” arranged by John Wasson; “Clear Track Polka” by Eduard Strauss; “Lion King” by Elton John; “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake; “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim; “Curtain Call” by John Wasson; “Woodwind Marmalade” by Andy Clark; and “Captain America March” by Alan Silvestri.

The concession stand will be manned by workers of the Salvation Army, which will use the proceeds to send local kids to summer camp. Traditional refreshments are available, including Dean’s Beans coffee, assorted cold drinks and popcorn. Hot dogs and a vegetarian alternative will be offered with chili, cheese, sauerkraut and other toppings. Sometimes specials like strawberry shortcake are offered.

Upcoming concerts include July 20 In Memory of Nursie and Freeland Perkins, Tom and John; and the final concert is on July 27 and is sponsored by Witty’s Funeral Home.

All of the concerts are free and held on the Bandstand in Butterfield Park on East River Street in Orange, continuing a tradition started by the Mechanics’ Band in Orange in the 1850s. Organizers encourage attendees to bring a blanket or lawn chairs or just sit in your car and honk your applause.


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