McGill’s Community Band of Houlton was organized in 1985 as the fulfillment of David McGillicuddy’s dream.
As instrumental director of M.S.A.D. #29, David had dreamed of forming a community band made up of local musicians that would perform in Monument Park on nice summer evenings as had been done in days past by the Houlton Town Band.
In 1985 approximately 55 area musicians came together to form McGill’s Community Band of Houlton. Today the band consists of approximately 100 musicians from Aroostook County,Maine and New Brunswick as well as out of state summer residents. Current director of the band is Mr. Kevin Mania, Houlton High School instrumental music director.
McGill’s Community Band of Houlton has been delighting audiences of all ages for every consecutive summer since 1985.
Outdoor concerts are performed every Thursday evening, 7:00 PM (weather permitting) in Monument Park in the Houlton Amphitheater, beginning in mid June. The band also participates in Houlton’s Fourth of July festivities. The summer concert season ends in late August