The idea of A Natural Concert Band started percolating in the minds of Steve and Joyana Damon in Fall 2011. The couple wanted to form a group of mostly professional musicians to perform advanced wind ensemble music to summer audiences in the tri-state region. The group came to fruition in 2014, with 45 eager players performing the music of such composers as Alfred Reed, Gustav Holst, and John Williams.

Now, in the 4th year, the group returns to Vernon on Thursday June 22, at 7 p.m., at the Vernon Recreation Area. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. No charge!