Hyde Playground Memorial Day Concert – The Rain Will Stop

The rain will stop for tonight’s Memorial Day Concert and we will be outside on the Hyde Bandstand. However, if the forecast is wrong we will be inside the Hyde Gym.


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.

Waltham American Legion Band from Waltham, Mass. competes in the band competition during the 97th Annual American Legion National Convention in Baltimore, Md. on Tuesday, August 25. Photo by Lucas Carter.

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