Outdoor Summer Concert Series presents: East Bay Summer Wind Ensemble

Join us for the Weaver Library Outdoor Summer Concert Series.

The East Bay Summer Wind Ensemble was organized in June of 1976 by Founder and Conductor, Lt. Col. Steven Grimo. Col. Grimo, former Commander/Conductor of The United States Air Force Academy Band, created this band as a non-profit, educational community music program to offer residents of the East Bay area of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts a chance to become actively involved in cultural activities.

The East Bay Summer Wind Ensemble held the first performance of what became the Bristol 4th of July Concert Series on July 3, 1976 on the steps of Colt School. Now in its 49th year, the ensemble is currently led by Mr. David M. Marshall, who is now in his 19th year as the organization's President and Director. The ensemble's Assistant Conductor is Mr. Ted Rausch, Director of Bands at Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, RI where the group runs its rehearsals throughout the summer.

The East Bay Summer Wind Ensemble performs a wide variety of concert repertoire including musical genres spanning from Patriotic to Broadway, Movie Music to Traditional and Contemporary Symphonic Literature. Each summer the group performs throughout the East Bay area giving community musicians a chance to advance their instrumental music skills in a concert band setting, while entertaining audiences at beautiful outdoor venues!

Live on the Weaver Library lawn - Weather Permitting

Free and Open to all - Bring your own lawn chair

Remaining Summer Lineup:

Jesse Liam Band - 7/24

New Providence Big Band - 7/31

Superchief Trio - 8/7

Hightone Jug Ensemble - 8/14


Location Details

Weaver Library
41 Grove Ave.
East Providence, RI 02914