Gloversville Civic Band’s free summer concerts at Trail Station Park

Gloversville Civic Band’s 2023 season offers free concerts at Trail Station Park

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The Gloversville Civic Band Concerts will be held on Wednesdays, at 7 p.m., at Trail Station Park on West Fulton Street. Specific performance dates at July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2 and August 9.

People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on during the events. In case of rain, performances will be held inside at the Lexington Center Gymnasium at 127 E. State St. Donations will be accepted.

The magazine, “We Call This Home,” featured both the Gloversville and Johnstown bands in its second issue of 2023 and gave a great history on the organizations. According to the article, the Gloversville Civic Band has been in existence since the early 1800s and was originally led by Ephraim Kelly Eaton. Eaton, born into a musical family, had been a member of a circus band, the Cook’s Band in Albany, and the Schenectady Brass Band, to name a few.

The current band is a non-profit organization and it invites both professional and student musicians under the recommendation of their band teachers to perform. For more information, to volunteer, or to make donations, call (518) 725-8286 or (518) 775-3830. Information can also be found at the band’s Facebook page at