Wanted: Trumpeters, Saxophonists, Drummers
The Vineyard Haven Band invites interested musicians to join as it begins the 2021 summer concert season.
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Band Birthday Concert Is a Tour Through the Ages
Louisa Hufstader
The Vineyard Haven Band held its 150th anniversary party August 9 with a gala performance at the Tabernacle.
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Getting Brassy for 150 Years

The Vineyard Haven band is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a gala concert on August 9 at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs.

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Vineyard Haven Band Lays Down a Brassy Beat for 150 Years
Louisa Hufstader
After 149 summers of delighting audiences from down-Island bandstands and stages, the Vineyard Haven Band will perform on street level for its first-ever winter concert Dec. 16 at 1 p.m.
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Vineyard Haven Band in Tune With the Island for 145 Years
Heidi Sistare
At Owen Park, in downtown Vineyard Haven, a little red trailer is hitched to the back of a Chilmark Spring Water van. On the side of the trailer, painted in expansive gold script, it says: The Vineyard Haven Band Est. 1868.

Frank Dunkl, owner of Chilmark Springwater with his brother and sister, serves as the band’s board president, french horn player and passionate historian.

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Dunkls’ Repairs Will Make Sure Band Will Play On
Mark Alan Lovewell

Frank, Peter and Heidi Dunkl produce Chilmark Spring Water, the Island’s own bottled water. But this winter, the siblings’ attention went beyond water.

They’ve been working on one of the Island’s most revered 19th century buildings, the old bandstand at Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs. From their plant at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Business Park, they’ve worked on five new oak replacement posts.

The new posts are critical pieces for the troubled 19th-century building.

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