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Galveston Community Gathers For Summer Band Concert
Special Report by Texas A&M Sea Camp Students
Friday, July 21, 2017

Beach Band ConcertThe summer concerts started in 1928 by Frank Incaprera Sr. at Menard Park on the Seawall and 27th street. The concerts have attracted over 2,000 people annually and is now directed by his son Frank Incaprera Jr., in the Sealy Pavilion directly across from Rosenberg Library. People from all over the country and world come to enjoy all genres of music, ranging from 1940’s classics to the Hokey Pokey, everyone will find enjoyment in “[Galveston’s] best kept secret,” says Jay Carnes who has been coming with his family over 50 years.

This community summer concert has a great family atmosphere and the traditions of attending the concerts every week has been in families for generations, “It’s part of my life now,” says the band history lady Gini Brown who has also been telling their stories since 1989.

Beach Band ConcertBoth newcomers and oldtimers say,“It has a real hometown feel,” and they enjoy the friendliness of people around them. Ages from toddler to the elderly have a blast coming to listen to the summer band concerts in the park. The band members love the variety of music they play and performing for the community, “[The band] is fun to be in and it’s a great band,” says Judge Lonnie Cox who has been playing trombone in the band for 20 years.

Frank Incaprera Jr. conducts the band, picking up where his father left off. Frank says, “The crowd is what started this 58 years ago and the ones who really need it are the children.”

The people love how the music gets the kids up dancing and getting involved with their community at an early age. The people and music make up the family oriented environment which creates an enjoyable atmosphere for everyone, without limits on the fun to be had!

Beach Band Concert


Written by Texas A&M Sea Camp students:
Sarah Renelt, Victoria Ferguson,
and Sloan Hall

Photos by Texas A&M Sea Camp students Abby Baden, Austin Pannell, Carla Williams, Emily Lindsey, Gabriela Perkins, Grace Tharp, Laronna Doggett, Mackenzie Sansom, Rachel Marsh, Sarah Renelt,  Sloan Hall, Sol Luna, Victoria Ferguson, Zoe Green, and Sea Camp photography instructor Robert Mihovil.





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