Rockport Legion Band

We are Cape Ann’s only year-round community concert band; we’re located at the very tip of Cape Ann in scenic Rockport, Massachusetts. The Band was founded in 1932 as a volunteer (that means that no one gets paid) concert band and celebrated its ninetieth year in 2023. We’ve a played a Summer Concert series every July and August since our first appearances in 1933. Including summer players (returning students and summer visitors), we perform with about 40 players during the summer; we have about thirty-five during the winter months. We are always looking for new players. Consider joining us!

The Rockport Legion Band’s summer concert series is a major undertaking. There are eight concerts on consecutive Sunday evenings in July and August at the bandstand at the Back Beach American Legion Hall. Each concert includes about 15 selections, so we have to learn and prepare about 120 pieces of music. No wonder we rehearse year-round! If you are a musician looking for a fun opportunity to play, consider joining us.

These outdoor concerts are subject to the cooperation of mother nature. Weather cancellations will be posted on this web page and on the band’s Facebook page early Sunday afternoon.

Upcoming concerts

July 14 at 7:00pm – Teddy Bear’s Picnic
The fourth annual concert of music aimed to please our younger fans.

Piece Composer/Arranger
National Anthem Henry Fillmore
Gloucester Student Band led by Mrs. Jamie Klopotoski
    Let’s Go Band
    Sweet Caroline
    Eye of the Tiger
    Crazy Train
Captain America March Alan Silvestri, Arr. Michael Brown
How to Train Your Dragon Sean O’Loughlin
Old MacDonald Had a Farm Leroy Anderson & Jason Scott
Colors of the Wind Alan Menken/Paul Lavender
Up! (selections from) arr. Michael Brown
Shake it Off (Flex) Taylor Swift, arr. Michael Brown
A Taylor Swift Duo Taylor Swift, arr. Michael Story
Teddy Bear’s Picnic John W. Bratton
Barbie’s World arr. Michael Brown
The Bare Necessities arr. Paul Murtha
Beauty & the Beast Alan Menken/arr. Jay Bocook
Frozen, Symphonic Highlights arr. Stephen Bulla
God Bless America Irving Berlin/ Arr. John Edmondson

Children under 12 with a teddy bear or favorite stuffed animal will get a free box of popcorn.

See the complete list of summer 2024 concerts here.

Rockport Town SealThe Rockport Legion Band thanks the Town of Rockport and its citizens for their generous and unwavering support!