Pride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band to kick off American Folk Festival
The American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront announced the University of Maine’s Pride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band will kick off this year’s event, which runs Aug. 25–27.
UMaine’s marching band, composed of 116 musicians and directed by Christopher White, will lead a parade through the grounds starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25.
This is the band’s third time opening the festival.
The American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront celebrates the roots, richness and variety of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts, storytelling and food. The festival is supported entirely by public donations. More about this year’s event is on the festival’s website.