The Richardson Community Band begins its 50th season this September, but the group is celebrating all summer long with free concerts at the Richardson Civic Center Fountain Plaza.  The next performance is Sunday, June 23rd at 7 p.m.

The band was formed in the early 1900’s, but stopped playing during World War I and World War II.  The group reunited in 1969.

The Richardson Community Band is a 60-member group.

Each musician is a volunteer including the band’s conductor.

“The whole goal of the Richardson Community Band is to inspire people through our music and so whenever we play, especially when we are out here by the Richardson Public Library, I love to look back and watch the children dancing and the adults, everybody just reacting.  Music is so powerful,” said conductor, Robin Owens.

The group is one of dozens supported by the City’s Cultural Arts Commission to promote the arts in Richardson.

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