Enjoy the American Legion Concert Series

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As a community band, the mission of the Holland American Legion Band is to offer an opportunity for life-long musical expression and enjoyment by providing quality and challenging musical experiences for its musicians and audiences. It is our goal to educate and entertain our audiences, and to excel at what we do. Following the goal of the American Legion Post that founded the band, we also continue to provide musical support for local community and veterans organizations' events and activities.

2020  PERFORMANCE  SCHEDULE 
Saturday, February 8- 100th Anniversary Gala Concert at Jack H Miller Aud. (Hope College)
Saturday, May 9 - Tulip Time Parade of Bands in Downtown Holland - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 9 -  Tulip Time Concert at Jack H Miller Aud. (Hope College)
Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day Parade in Downtown Holland - 9:00 a.m.
Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day Program at Pilgrim Home Cemetery - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, June 9 - Concert in Kollen Park - 7:30 p.m.      CANCELLED
Tuesday, June 16 - Concert in Kollen Park - 7:30 p.m.     CANCELLED
Tuesday, June 23 - Concert in Kollen Park - 7:30 p.m.     CANCELLED
Tuesday, June 30 - Concert in Kollen Park - 7:30 p.m.     CANCELLED

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The following dates are subject to change:
Tuesday, July 7 - Concert in Kollen Park - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 14 - Concert in Kollen Park - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 21 - Concert in Kollen Park - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 28 - Concert in Kollen Park - 7:30 p.m.                                    
Tuesday, August 4 - Concert location tbd - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 11 - Concert in Kollen Park - 7:30 p.m.
Community Day Concert - Windmill Island 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, November 11 - Veterans Day Program


A Brief History

In 1920 the newly formed Willard G. Leenhouts American Legion Post 6 in Holland, Michigan, established a band. American Legion members from the area who had experience on musical instruments were invited to join the band, and following the Legion's purpose of serving the entire community, other musicians from the area were also invited to participate. The band members' pride and commitment have been consistent throughout the years.

The band has grown from 25 musicians in 1920 to nearly 100 in recent years. There is a core of regular members that is augmented by other area musicians, including high school and college students, during the summer concert season. Due to a strong sense of pride in the band and its service, many of the band's current musicians are second or third generation Holland American Legion Band members. 


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