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

The band will play some music to “warm up the crowd” for the July 4 bonfire at Back Beach and begin its 2024 weekly summer program the following Sunday evening, July 7.

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