Columbia Festival Ragtime Band July 2 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, July 2 at 7:30 PM
at the Columbia County Fairgrounds
Gwen Gould, conductor

“Celebrate, America!” a concert of ragtime favorites and patriotic tunes

Columbia Festival Ragtime Band will present a concert of authentic American ragtime pieces by such composers as Scott Joplin and Eubie Blake, as well as some novelty pieces and patriotic tunes. Bring a picnic supper to enjoy on our huge grassy lawn, or buy dinner onsite; buy all beverages on the grounds.

Special features will include a children’s parade of teddy bears to the music of “The Teddy Bears’ Picnic,” as well as the opportunity for a lucky raffle winner to conduct the band in Sousa’s “The Liberty Bell” march. GET OUT YOUR BATON – there’s still time to practice!

Advance tickets ($15) available through the Fair Office, 518-392-2121, Box 257, Chatham NY 12037. Admission at the gate, $20. Children 12 and under free.

Plenty of free parking. Grounds open at 5:30pm, concert at 7:30pm.

The Columbia Festival Ragtime Band, an ensemble of the Columbia Festival Orchestra, features professional musicians who play as freelance musicians all over the Northeast, including Mostly Mozart and the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and multiple venues in the Berkshires and the Capital Region. The Orchestra strives to present performances of the highest quality, and to cultivate an appreciation of the art of music in young people and adults.

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