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2024 July 4th Festival

Eastern Promenade, Portland, Maine


The wind symphony members come from various musical backgrounds, professions, and localities from all around Casco Bay. More than a third of the members are music educators and professional musicians, while the majority of the members continue their music as an avocation. The result is a group of music ambassadors, with a mission to demonstrate that the arts, and music in particular, are a lifelong pursuit and opportunity for enjoyment. The study and performance on a musical instrument need not end with an individual's graduation from school. To that end, Casco Bay Wind Symphony is committed to providing high quality, low cost musical experiences for audiences of Greater Portland, and role models and leadership for the music programs in the K-12 public schools in southern Maine. The wind symphony incorporated in 1986, and has an active executive board of ten members.


Concert Program

Festive Overture


Overture to Candide

Florentiner March​

Selections from Symphony No. 1

"Lord of the Rings"

          I. Gandalf

          V. Hobbits

Jurassic Park

Pirates of the Caribbean

Hands Across the Sea

Star Spangled Banner​

American Salute

New Colonial March

State of Maine Song

Chester Overture for Band

Colonel Bogey

Armed Forces Salute

America the Beautiful

The Thunderer

Stars and Stripes Forever

The 1812 Overture

Dmitri Shostakovich, arr. Hunsberger

Stephen Sondheim, arr. Stephen Bulla

Leonard Bernstein, arr. Grundman

Julius Fucik, arr. Lake & Fennell

Johann DeMeij

John Williams

Klaus Badelt, arr. Wasson

John Philip Sousa, arr. Brion & Schissel

John S, Smith, Francis S. Key, arr. John Williams

Morten Gould

R. B. Hall, arr. Boyd

Heather Hastings (CBWS member)

William Schuman

Kenneth Alford, arr. Finnell

arr. Bob Lowden

Samuel Ward, arr. C. Dragon

John Philip Sousa, arr. Brion & Schissel

John Philip Sousa, arr. Brion & Schissel

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arr. Mark Williams





Thank you to all who supported our efforts to bring music back to the 4th of July here in Portland. We couldn't do it with out you!

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