As part of the Midcoast area’s Festival of Independence, the Maine Army National Guard Band will perform a concert Monday, July 4 at 3 p.m. at the Camden Amphitheatre, next to the library on Atlantic Avenue.

Based in Bangor, Maine’s own 195th Army Band is proudly presented by the United States Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management. The band will play a one-hour concert including marches, patriotic music and well-known crowd favorites by American composers.

The Maine Army National Guard Band provides music throughout the full spectrum of military operations, helps instill in soldiers the will to fight and win, fosters the support of citizens, and promotes national interests at home and abroad. The band performs at military and civilian events in Maine and throughout the Eastern United States. In recent months, the band has participated in send-off ceremonies when fellow Maine guardsmen are deployed overseas. The band also has the honor of performing at homecoming celebrations.

The band is made up of college students, teachers, engineers, business leaders, carpenters, mail carriers and full-time military personnel who have come together as soldiers to perform patriotic music. The 195th Maine Army National Guard Band is under the direction of Warrant Officer Brady S. Harris of Brewer.

The Festival of Independence is organized by the CRL Chamber of Commerce, Bay Chamber Concerts and Camden Rotary Club. For the full schedule, visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to