On Sunday, October 1, the UMass Wind Ensemble, conducted by Matthew Westgate, and the UMass Symphony Band, conducted by Lindsay Bronnenkant, will perform on the Amherst Common as part of the third annual “Bandtoberfest” event sponsored by the Amherst Downtown Business Improvement District (BID).
Each October, the family-friendly event brings hundreds of concertgoers to the Common to celebrate the coming of fall. This year’s event will take place from 2 – 5 p.m., and will feature performances of music from movie soundtracks (Star Wars, Mary Poppins, others) plus marches, polkas, and band favorites by the two ensembles. The event is free and open to the public.
Abandoned Building Brewing will be on hand this year serving freshly-brewed beer; audience members are also invited to bring a picnic either from home or from one of the local eateries and cafes, along with a blanket or chair.