School of Music

11th Annual Old-Fashioned Outdoor Band Concert

Concert Band

WHO: University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Music Concert Band, conducted by Peter Martin, professor of Music, and guest conductor Timothy Burns, graduate student.

WHAT: 11th Annual Old-Fashioned Outdoor Band Concert featuring folk songs, hymns and marches; free and open to the public; barbecue picnic available at “old-fashioned” prices. 

WHEN: Concert, 1 p.m., barbecue picnic, 12 p.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28

WHERE: The Green outside Corthell Hall, USM Gorham campus. In case of rain, Brooks Student Center, Gorham campus.

In celebration of autumn and the beginning of the new school year, the USM School of Music invites the community to enjoy this free annual concert. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. The concert is sponsored by ARAMARK.

The program is part of the “USM in Your Backyard” initiative. 

For more information about “USM in Your Backyard,” go to:

Auditions for: Portland Youth Symphony Orchestras, Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, and Youth Choirs

USM Youth Ensembles

The USM Youth Ensembles invite young musicians and singers (ages 8-18) to audition for the following ensembles.

Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra
Portland Youth Wind Ensemble
Portland Youth Junior Orchestra
Portland Young Peoples String Consort
Southern Maine Youth Chorale
Southern Maine Children's Choir

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