The Town of Ocean View will be hosting Delmarva Big Band as part of its Concerts in the Park series, on Friday, June 22, at 6 p.m. It is the second consecutive year that the big-band group has performed at John West Park, which is located at 32 West Avenue.
Delmarva Big Band, formerly known as the Len Glazier Orchestra, was established in 2005. The orchestra consists of 18 musicians: four trumpeters, four trombonists, five saxophonists, a full rhythm section of piano, bass, guitar and drums, and a vocalist. The band performs contemporary and classical music.
If it rains, the Town will try to reschedule the concert, depending on the availability of the band. Town Clerk Donna Schwartz said the Town strives to make the concert series an enjoyable event for all members of the community.
“We usually have a good crowd, between 500 and 600 people,” said Schwartz.
Concertgoers are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to spread out on the lawn for a comfortable evening.
In years past, Boy Scout Troop 281 has sold concessions at the concerts. This year, those attending can purchase hot dogs, sodas and water from Cub Scout Pack 280 from Ocean View. The Town plans to also have an ice cream truck on site for the show.
There are three more concerts scheduled in the series. The 287th Army Band will take the stage on June 30, while OverTime will perform on July 13, and the Jean Lenke Band will play on Aug. 10. All concerts are from 6 to 8 p.m.
Concerts and parking are free. For more information, visit www.oceanviewde.com or contact Donna Schwartz at (302) 539-9797.
By Ally Lanasa