Municipal Band

Municipal Band Summer 2018


Join Bandmaster Jerry Letcher, and the Aberdeen Municipal Band for one of their free weekly concerts this summer. Whether you like nostalgic, patriotic, exciting new songs or our popular big band, there will be all of this and more!

Most concerts will be held in Melgaard Park in the center circle on the Band’s portable Showmobile stage. The July 4th concert is scheduled at Wylie Park in the circle west of the Storybook Land parking lot.

Concessions at Concerts
Concessions will be available at the concerts including pop, water, popcorn and candy. Concessions at Melgaard Park will be provided by the Aberdeen Lioness Club and concessions at Wylie Park will be provided by park staff.
 2019 Concert Schedule
 June 13
Dance Music
 Melgaard Park
 7:00 p.m.
 June 20
Stump the Audience
 Melgaard Park
 7:00 p.m.
 June 27
 Melgaard Park
 7:00 p.m.
 July 4
Independence Day Concert
 Wylie Park
 8:30 p.m.
 July 11
Colors  Melgaard Park
 7:00 p.m.
 July 18
Movie Music
 Melgaard Park
 7:00 p.m.
 July 25
Kids' Concert
 Melgaard Park
 6:30 p.m.
 August 1
Rushmore Music Camp Night with Special Guests
 Melgaard Park
 7:00 p.m.
 August 8
Big Band Concert
 Melgaard Park
 7:00 p.m.


Join us on Thursday evenings throughout the summer for fun family friendly crafts, games, and much more, in conjunction with the Aberdeen Municipal Bands concerts in the park series. Melgaard Park Activities start at 6:30 p.m., and are free and open to the public! All ages are welcome.
Dates: Thursdays, June 13 – August 8 (No Activity July 4)
Time: 6:30 p.m.


Don’t miss the special July 4th Celebration Band Concert at 8:30 p.m. at Wylie Park. The concert will be held across from the Storybook Land parking lot in the northwest area of Wylie Park. The Aberdeen Municipal Band will bring the day’s activities to an exciting finale with a concert of patriotic music followed by a fireworks display.

The Aberdeen Municipal Band’s “Big Band” will perform on Thursday, August 8 at 7:00 p.m. at Melgaard Park. Come listen to the music of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, as well as some newer swing tunes.

Singer Maria Morton, will be a special guest with the Aberdeen Municipal Band on Thursday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m. for a concert sure to delight those of all ages, but especially geared for a younger audience. You will enjoy the fun and great music that all come together when Maria teams up with the band. There will be free pizza and pop for kids starting at 5:30 p.m.


The Aberdeen Municipal Band will feature as special guests, faculty from the Rushmore Music Camp on Thursday, August 1, at 7:00 p.m. The Rushmore Music Camp is being held in Aberdeen at Northern State University. The concert will include these guest teachers and clinicians as members of the band and in solos and small ensembles.

For More Information
Call the Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department at (605) 626-7015.