Christmas Concert 2018
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Westerly Band performed the annual Christmas Concert December 9, 2018 at the Westerly Armory. Special thank you to Daniel Hightower for photos of concert
Veteran's Day 2018 Parade and 100th Anniversary Ceremony
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Westerly Pawcatuck  Parade on Saturday November 10, 2018 
100th Anniversary of the end of WWI ceremony Wilcox Park Memorial Sunday November 11, 2018 at 11:00am.
Sanct Angelo Festival 2018
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Columbus Day Parade 2018
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Annual Columbus Day Parade begins at Westerly HIgh School, parades down Granite Street, up Grove Street, down High Street, down Canal Street to Stillman Ave Bridge and over to Liberty Street and onto South Broad St and back into RI and to the Westerly Town Hall.
Labor Day Weekend Holy Ghost Festival 2018
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Festival in Stonington, CT to commemorate Queen Isabella's generosity in selling her jewels to buy food for the poor. Celebrations include several processions (Saturday evening and Sunday to and from Mass at St Marys Church), auction, delicious Portuguese dinner served free to all who come, and drawing of the "Domingoes"
Halloween Parade
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Annual Halloween celebration on High street in downtown Westerly --October 31, 2018.
Summer Concerts--Mystic, Shelter Harbor, and Wilcox Park
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Summer 2018--Westerly Band played concerts at Mystic River Park near the Drawbridge, at Shelter Harbor on Donazetti Drive, and at the bandstand in Wilcox Park in downtown Westerly.  Concert Music varied for each concert, but included pieced from the Civil War times all the way through to the Beach Boy's Era.  Various members played solos:  Leslie Milton, "Regrets d'Amour";  Josh , "Serenade for Horn and Band",  and Austin Thorp, "Trumpeter's Lullaby"
Mount Carmel Festival and Blessing of the Fleet  2018
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Celebration of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Westerly , RI where a 4 day festival is held annually.  Westerly Band marched for the procession and played a concert followed by fireworks at Cimalore Field.
Blessing of the Fleet in Stonington, CT where a celebration and blessing of the fishing fleet takes place annually in July--Procession around the village ending with ceremonies of the formal blessing of the fishing fleet, laying of a wreath at the monument at the harbor, and dropping of a floral anchor out in the water near the entrance to the harbor.
Concerts La Grua, Stonington CT  and Middletown Band Festival,CT
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Westerly Band played for a Band Festival in Middletown CT on June 16, 2018 where bands from New England each played a 45 minute concert at Harbor Park on the banks of the Connecticut River in Middletown.  The WEsterly Band also played a concert in Stonington CT on June 23 as part of the "Stonington Sounds Festival".
Memorial Day Parades
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Westerly Band marched for 3 Memorial Day Parades in 2018--Charlestown RI on Sunday May 27 and in Pawcatuck/Westerly on Monday morning , May 28 and at Mystic CT on Monday May 28 in the afternoon
LIbrary Children's celebration of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
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Westerly Library  hosted a celebration for children of the book "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendek  on April 7 2018.  The event included a reading of the book, mask making, a visit by "the Wild Thing" and a parade around the Wilcox Park with the Westerly Band.  The Band marched and played a selection of college fight songs.  
Chirstmas party January 2018
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2017 Christmas Concert
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Christmas concert at the Westerly Armory --proceeds to benefit the Armory...December 10, 2017
Veteran's Day Parade 2017
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Annual Veteran's Day Parade stepping off at the Shopping Center in Pawcatuck , CT with a ceremony at the memorial on the corner of Route 1 and Pequot Trail, proceeding down West Broad St across the bridge into RI , through downtown and to Westerly Armory for ceremony.
Halloween children's Parade Westerly 2017
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Annual Children's Halloween Parade in downtown Westerly, RI.  Parade proceeded down High Street from Post Office to Canal Street, reversed direction and marched back to US Post Office playing  "It's a Small World"
Columbus Day Parade 2017
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Annual Westerly RI  -- Pawcatuck, CT Columbus Day Parade
Photos by J. Kushner, S. and C. Eiva

Westerly Pawcatuck Bricks and Murals Painting and Celebration
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An international group, The Walldogs, came to Westerly-Pawcatuck September 2017 to paint murals on buildings throughout the downtown two state-two town-one community area.  One of the Murals features the Westerly Band
Photos by N. Zulich
Blessing of the Fleet Stonington,  CT
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Our Lady of Mount Carmel 2017
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Fireman's Parade 2017
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Annual Fireman's Parade and ceremony of remembrance
2017 Children's concert
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Annual Children's concert 2017 at the newly restored BandStand in Wilcox Park, Westerly RI
June 11, 2017  
May 2017 Good Neighbor Day //Garden Market Fair
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Wilcox Park Gazebo Restoration
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In 2017, the Wilcox Park Gazebo was restored with a State Preservation Grant to its appearance when first opened in 1902 for a concert by the Westerly Band.
Memorial Day 2017
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Three Parades were scheduled: Charlestown on Sunday, May 28, 2017; Westerly-Pawcatuck in the morning of Monday, May 29; Mystic, CT in the afternoon of Monday May 29, 2017.  The Westerly Band only was able to march in one parade--the Charlestown Town Parade.  Pouring rain completely cancelled the Westerly-Pawcatuck parade and a ceremony was held at the VFW in Pawcatuck.  The Mystic Parade was held rain or shine, but the Westerly Band only played for the ceremony at the Mystic VFW. Very WET year!
Annual Band Holiday Potluck Dinner
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Annual Band Holiday Potluck dinner at the Armory January 11, 2017
Hope was thanked for all her hard work in keeping things flowing smoothly.
Jean won the raffle prize of a Cookie Jar.
Delicious food!! Good company!!
Christmas 2017 concert and caroling
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Westerly Band performed its annual Christmas Concert on December 11 with an enjoyable afternoon of music at the Westerly Armory.  A smaller group of band members played (caroling) at the local nursing homes: The Apple Rehab Clipper and Watch Hill Manor The Westerly Health Center and the Royal Westerly Nursing Home. 
Veterans Day 2016
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November 12, 2016 Veteran's Day Parade from Pawcatuck , CT to Westerly, RI
stopping at the Pawcatuck War Memorial for service and ending with service at the Westerly Armory
Halloween Parade 2016
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2016 Columbus Day Parade
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Columbus Day Parade October 10, 2016
(delayed a day due to rain from hurricane/tropical storm Matthew)
Beautiful October day!!
HolyGhost Festival 2016
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Annual Holy Ghost Festival in Stonington, CT for the Portuguese Holy Ghost Society- Labor Day Weekend 2016  
Festival commemorates Queen Isabel selling her crown and jewels to feed and care for the poor
2016 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Procession
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Fireman's Parade 2007
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Fireman's Parade 2016
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Summer 2016 Concerts
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Memorial Day 2016
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Westerly Band marches for 3 memorial Day Parades: Charlestown, RI,  Westerly, RI/Pawcatuck, CT, and Mystic, CT on Sunday May 29 and Monday May 30, 2016
This year due to storms, the Westerly/Pawcatuck Parade was cancelled and replaced by a ceremony at the VFW in Pawcatuck, CT

Good Neighbor Day Westerly RI
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Garden Market Fair concert
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Annual Garden Market Fair in Wilcox Park, Westerly
concert in park gazebo due to rainy weather
First Concert of season 2016
Christmas Carolling at Nursing Homes
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Columbus Day 2016
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2015 Holy Ghost Festival, Stonington, CT
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Celebration in Stonington CT of the Portuguese Holy Ghost Society---Processions Saturday evening, and Sunday morning before and after Mass.  Afternoon Band Concert. Evening "Domingos" playing of music "Hino de Espirito Sancto" for each Domingo winner.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Procession 2015
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Immaculate Conception Church, Westerly hosting annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Celebration 2015
Fireman's Parade (Westerly);  Blessing of the Fleet (Stonington)
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Downtown Westerly June 14, 2015
Stonington Borough July 26, 2015
Memorial Day Parades 2015
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Memorial Day Parades Charlestown, RI; Westerly, RI and Pawcatuck, CT; and Mystic, CT
Concerts 2015
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The Westerly Band plays a number of concerts at various venues during the Spring and Summer months including:  Wilcox Park Garden Market Fair, Children's Concert, Wilcox Park Bandstand Concerts; Mystic River Park Summer Concert; Shelter Harbor Concert
Veteran's Day 2014
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Annual Veteran's Day Parade in Pawcatuck, CT and Westerly, RI , ending with ceremony at the Westerly Armory
Columbus Day 2014 Westerly, RI
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October 12, 2014  Westerly, RI  beautiful, sunny day celebration of Columbus Day
Holy Ghost Society Festival 2014
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Stonington Borough Holy Ghost Society annual celebration.  Commemoration of Queen Isabella selling crown jewels to have money to feed the poor.  Holy Ghost society annually celebrated and provides a delicious dinner for everyone who attends.  Money is raised by raffling off loaves of delicious Portuguese sweet bread.
Westerly Band provides music for processions on Saturday night and Sunday morning to St. Marys Church and plays concert music all afternoon and plays for the drawing of the Domingoes in the evening.
Battle of Stonington Parade
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August 10, 2014 celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Stonington in when the village of Stonington , CT repelled a British attack with cannon fire.
The Westerly Band joined the celebration Parade.  At the concluding ceremony, the band played "The Battle of Stonington March" composed by Pat Siravo for the occasion.
Shelter Harbor concert 2014
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A beautiful summer evening concert by the water in Shelter Harbor, Westerly RI
Mystic River Park Concert 2014
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Summer concert at beautiful Mystic River Park in downtown Mystic , CT
Westerly  Wilcox Park concert July 23, 2014
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Westerly Band under direction of Alison Patton played summer evening concert in bandstand in beautiful Wilcox Park in Westerly.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Procession and Concert ~ 2014
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The annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel festival in Westerly, RI includes a long and beautiful procession (usually very warm) and an evening celebration of band music and fireworks.
Children's Concert, Westerly Park 2014
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Westerly Band concert at Gazebo in Wilcox Park June 8, 2014 --Theme for Children with special music: YMCA,  Scoobie Doo, Sponge Bob Square Pants, Frozen, Teddy Bear Picnic, March of the Wooden Soldiers, and many other favorites.
Fatima Procession 2014
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Fireman's Parade June 8, 2014
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Fireman's Parade, Downtown Westerly RI  June 8, 2014
Memorial Day Parades
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Memorial Day Parades 2014  Sunday May 25 Charlestown, RI;Monday May 26 Westerly, RI /Pawcatuck, CT and Monday May 26 Mystic, CT
St Patrick's Day Concert~ March 2014
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Westerly Band hosted a St Patrick's Day Concert on March 16, 2014 featuring traditional Irish Music, pops and lighthearted fun as a benefit concert for the Westerly Armory renovation fund.
Holy Ghost Society Festival Labor Day 2013
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Columbus Day Parade 2013
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Annual Westerly Columbus Day Parade--The Westerly Band has been the first band in the parade since 1946
Children's Concert 2013
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Parades and Processions June 2013
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Fireman's Parade in Westerly, RI to honor the courage and dedication of deceased firemen;  Our Lady of Fatima Procession in Stonington, CT; Relay for Life in Westerly, RI
Memorial Day Parades 2013
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The Westerly Band played for Memorial Day Parades in Charlestown, RI on Sunday May 26, in Westerly, RI/Pawcatuck, CT on Monday, May 27  and in Mystic, CT on Monday, May 27, 2013.   Beautiful Days for Parades!!
2012 Carolling Group at Nursing Homes
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Westerly Downtown Trolley Inauguration 2011
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Mount Carmel Procession July 2011
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2009 Memorial Day and Christmas
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2007 Westerly Band Photos
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Veteran's Day 2006
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A friendly photographer took this series of photographs as the Westerly Band marched over the Pawcatuck Bridge in the Veteran's Day parade, 2006.

Christmas concert 2011
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On December 4, the Westerly Band held its annual Christmas concert. A crowd of nearly 200 filled the Armory. Seated cafe style, they munched on cookies and enthusiastically listened to the band as it played Holiday music.

2008 Band Photos
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Summer 2012 Events
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Mount Carmel Procession, Westerly, RI July 2012
Our Lady of Fatima Procession, Stonington, CT June 2012
Children's concert, Wilcox Park, Westerly, RI  June 2012
Fireman's Parade Westerly Ri June 1012
Veteran's Day 2011
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The Westerly Band playing the annual Westerly-Pawcatuck Veteran's Day Parade and for the Veteran's Day Parade at Foxwoods Resort Casino


2012 Veteran's Day Parade
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Westerly/Pawcatuck Veterans' Day Parade  2012

Wilcox Band Concert July 2011
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Summer in Wilcox Park

Westerly Band plays several concerts in the Victorian Gazebo.  On July 27, 2011 the band played a selection of pieces including "Hootenanny" which initiated the "JUG BAND" section of the Westerly Band comprised of a violin soloist, guitars, washboard, plunger, blocks, spoons, and of course, jugs!

2006 Westerly Band Photos
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Memorial Day Parades 2011
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Columbus Day 2012
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Columbus Day Parade through Westerly,RI  and Pawcatuck, CT

Memorial to William H. Thorp , first Trumpeter and band member for over 80 years

Performed the Willliam H. Thorp March written by Pat Siravo

2010 Band Photos
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2010 Christmas Concert
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Memorial Day Parades 2012
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The Westerly Band played for 3 Memorial Day Parades this year--Charlestown, RI; Westerly, RI/Pawcatuck, CT; and Mystic, CT Parades

Columbus Day 2010
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Historic Photographs
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A look at the Westerly Band from 1875 to 1975!

Columbus Day 2011
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Westerly, RI Columbus Day Parade 2011 

The Westerly Band was the Grand Marshall for the Parade

Oktoberfest 2011
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The Chorus of  Westerly hosted an Oktoberfest and asked us to provide music. Thus, a new ensemble, The Oompah Band, was formed. Fran Basso took these photographs while we played.

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