The Hagerstown Municipal Band kicked off its 86th Summer Concert Series with a tribute performance to veterans and the late musician Robert Grab at the Hagerstown City Park band shell Sunday.
The evening got started with a Flag Day ceremony presented by the Elks Lodge of Hagerstown, who explained the history of the U.S. flag. Boy Scouts from Troop 2 of the Mason Dixon Council carried various versions of the flag that predate its current design.
A crowd of nearly 100 people sat on park benches, or on blankets and chairs, listening to the music, which included such selections as: "Washington Post March," "LaForza Del Destino Overture," "Capitol Dixieland Band," "American Portrait," "TM Blues" and "Long May It Wave."
As a tribute to Grab, a Hagerstown Municipal Band member, the band performed the "Black Horse Troop March," said Lynn Lerew, band director.