North Coast Symphonic Band Free Concert: “Spirit of America”


July 3, 2024    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Liberty Theatre
1203 Commercial St, Astoria, Oregon, 97103, Clatsop County

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The North Coast Symphonic Band (NCSB) presents a program of music for Independence Day featuring patriotic and American music at 7:00pm Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024 at the historic Liberty Theatre. The band is conducted by Terry Dahlgren of Warrenton, Oregon. The concert is sponsored by a generous donation from the Astoria Clowns.

The concert will feature a parade of patriotic marches, circus marches, nostalgic callbacks, patriotic tributes, and more, according to Dahlgren. Local singer Bereniece Jones-Centeno will be the vocal soloist. NCSB Board President Brian Bergman will be the concert’s emcee.

Doors open at 6:00pm for the July 3rd concert, and admission is free. The Liberty Theatre is located at the corner of 12th and Commercial streets in Astoria.

The North Coast Symphonic Band is composed of local musicians of all ages who enjoy networking, learning from each other, and maintaining their skill levels in a positive and supportive environment. Rehearsals are from 7:00pm to 9:00pm Mondays at the Charlene Larsen Center for the Performing Arts (PAC) in Astoria. Musicians interested in joining should email Personnel Director Lee Stromquist at or call (503) 861-1328. Potential new members should read music, own their own instruments, and have advanced high school level performance skills or higher.

This concert concludes the 44th season of the North Coast Symphonic Band. For information on the 45th season, visit, e-mail, or call (503) 298-1087.