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Oxford Bandstand concert series continues through August

OXFORD – Every Sunday afternoon in August is a good one to spend listening to music and being entertained by magicians or dancers. This year for the first time the concerts will be preceded by a special time for other forms of entertainment.

On Sunday, August 3, it's magic first and then music performed by the Leicester Town Band. The band was formed in 2008 to bring music to surrounding towns and some of the members are music teachers.

Concert organizer Joyce Sirard says they will put you in a dancing mood.

August 10 will feature a dance performance, followed by the Jo-Ann Dumas Trio, a crowd pleaser who has performed throughout the US and has opned for Rodney Dangerfield, Grand Funk Road, The Platters, and many more.

On August 17, Mello's Martial Arts will offer a martial arts demonstration, and then it's music by the Throwback Band. The great 60s band includes Kevin Vitiris on guitar, Jeff George on guitar, Jay Kimball on bass, and Sue Gillies on drums. 

August 24  begins with face painting fun for the whole family, followed by the Angela Howell-Rick Harrington Band. The band features Angela Howell on keyboards, Rick Harrington on guitar, Scott Hopkins on bass, and Ned Peabody on drums.

Pre-concert activities begin at 3:30 p.m. and end at 4:15. Concerts are from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. They are made possible by a grant from the Janet Malser Humanities Trust.

Children's Fun Day at the Oxford Bandstand on Saturday, August 16

It's fun for kids from noon to 3:00 p.m., with balloons, face painting, games, pony rides, crafts, train rides and food and drinks. All the rides and games are free. The event is funded by the Smolenski/Millette Fund.

The Oxford Bandstand is located on Rt. 12, in the center of Oxford, near 350 Main Street. Bring your  own chairs or blankets for the concerts.