Posted June 27th, 2014
Robert Krueger at the Northport bandstand.
By DAVID AMBRO
The 56-year-old Northport Community Band will dedicate this summer concert season to the memory of its founder—the Music Man, Robert Krueger.
The community band, a group of volunteer musicians from the Northport-East Northport area who assembly each year to perform a series of Thursday night concerts during July in the bandstand at Northport Village Park, was founded by Mr. Krueger in 1959. Mr. Krueger, who had the bandstand named in his honor more than a decade ago, passed away September 10, 2013 at 86-years of age.
The band, which includes students, teachers and professional musicians, has announced that its 56th season of concerts will be titled Remembering Bob. The concerts will be July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24 and July 31. The concerts start at 8:30 p.m. and spectators are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to sit on.
Band Director Donald Sherman, who succeeds Mr. Krueger after decades of serving as his assistant, said that during this concert season he will highlight many of Mr. Krueger’s favorite selections, a blend of marches, overtures, classics and popular favorites. There will also be a guest conductor each week and continuing a time-honored tradition, the final concert will include Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture complete with dueling cannons.