Library concert series trumpets another act

Chautauqua Brass is performing tonight in Brocton.

BROCTON — This evening, the Ahira Memorial Library’s Concert in Park series will have their second performance of the summer at Ryckman Park. This time, it will be Chautauqua Brass taking the stage starting at 6:30 p.m.

While this year there are three concerts in the series, in a normal year there would be five. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the series was limited but the community has already expressed that they’re happy to have it back in any capacity.

“We did not have them last year,” said Merrie Hanmann, the assistant director of the library. “We wanted to, but we didn’t. A lot of people are very excited we brought them back this year. And people will still be able to keep their distance from people they don’t know, it’s a big park.”

The genres of the three performances will be varied based on the week.

Their first concert of the year, which was a bluegrass/country theme, got a turnout of around 60 people according to Hanmann. The turnouts during a normal year vary based on the type of music and the day’s weather, but Hanmann said having that many people for the return of the series was a solid turnout.

Following Chautauqua Brass will be a performance from the local band the Untouchables. Hanmann said the Untouchables are one of the groups that could have a big turnout.

“They’ll probably bring a large crowd because they are local,” Hanmann said. “They play in Mayville a lot.”

The Untouchables will perform on Aug. 12 in Ryckman Park, while Chautauqua Brass will be there in the park tonight. The performance by Chautauqua Brass is sponsored in the memory of Ed and Peg Sunday.


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