The Eagles Band Free Concert at the Colonial
This is a free concert for the community with the Eagles Band.
The Eagles Band was founded in 1936 and is the oldest continuing performance ensemble in the Berkshires.
Up until 1993, the Eagles Band was a “summers only” band. Also, many of the band’s musicians played send offs and welcomes for WWII soldiers at Union Station. When the end of the war seemed imminent, the musicians would bring their axes to work with them, waiting for the official announcement. When Victory (Europe & Japan) came, they played and partied in the streets with the rest of the city.
In 1993, the Eagles Band reorganized and made a decision to become a non-profit community band, in which performers donated their time for the love of playing, and which opened up new possibilities for funding the band. Pittsfield Mayor Reilly proclaimed the Eagles Band “the official band of the City of Pittsfield,” the band fundraised for new uniforms, new music and equipment such as music stands and percussion. The summer “Concerts in the Park” series was resurrected and has been taking place at Springside Park since 1994.
This concert at the Colonial is free. You must have a ticket to enter. Call to reserve yours today.