It’s that time of the year again – when the Golden Gate Park Band assembles for their weekly concerts held on Sundays between the months of April and October. Head for Golden Gate Park on April 20th, 2008 to take in the sounds of the first free Sunday afternoon concert of the year.

As music fills the air at the Spreckles Temple of Music (located at the Music Concourse), you never know what you will encounter. The band has performed entertaining sessions of classical ditties, marches, Broadway tunes, opera, swing, folk music, and other diverse presentations. At times, soloists strut their stuff and throughout the season – guest artists will also take to the stage.

It’s pretty impressive that the Band has been supplying the public with free concerts on Sundays since September of 1882 – unwavering in their commitment to the arts. The shows begin at 1pm and continue to keep visitors amused for about two hours. You should also prepare for the delightful mixture of colorful costumes, dancing, and singing provided by various ethnic and arts groups about San Francisco.

Don’t miss out on your chance to explore one of the oldest professional concert bands in the United States. I encourage you to become part of this unique tradition.