Tonight was the first Concert on the Square for this season, and it looked to me like it drew one of the biggest crowds. John Greiner and his Swingshift Band belted out big band classics from the World War II era, with probably the biggest band that will play on the square this summer. Lots of folks were up there playing. And lots more folks were out on the grass even listening. And a few folks even got up off their grass and danced a bit. A good time was had by all.
If you would like to see and hear more of John and his big (really big!) band you can head out to the American Legion Hall (at 6th Street and Golf Club Road) the third Thursdays of the month for their open rehearsals, from 6 to 9 pm. The next (free!) open rehearsal is scheduled for July 19th.
If you can’t wait that long for band music, you can check out the city band at Marathon Park tomorrow night, or come back to the square next Wednesday.