Memorial Day Monday Night May 30th at Hyde Community Center Bandstand 90 Lincoln Street Newton Highlands. A great event as part of Memorial Day in association with Newton Festival of the Arts and the Hyde Community Center. At 6:00 pm The Waltham American Legion Band will perform a Memorial Day Concert. Before the concert we will read off the names of the men on the Newton Highlands World War 2 Memorial. In case of rain the concert will be in the Hyde Gym
The Waltham American Legion Band was the first American Band to ever perform in the USSR, the Waltham American Legion Band has been playing in the United States and Europe since 1948. Today, the band consists of about fifty members both veterans and civilians ranging in age from teens to nineties hailing from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Performances include concerts, parades and special events most recently appearing in Washington, DC and Canada.
The band supports itself through paid performances, fund raisers and donations. The band contributes to educational causes and local scholarships for young people interested in music. Members volunteer their time and donate their services to support all entities and efforts.
The Newton Highlands Community Development Corporation is a self-supporting, nonprofit organization that initiates, facilitates and sponsors activities designed to foster a vital sense of community in Newton Highlands. The Hyde Community Center serves as a catalyst for community-building--introducing Highlands residents to each other and giving people an opportunity to work together on programs and activities serving the diverse interests of members of the Newton Highlands neighborhood. The Center collaborates with other community-building organizations in the Highlands to offer activities that are located not only at the Center itself, but elsewhere, in Newton and beyond. The Center is more than a building--it is the Heart of the Highlands.