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Community Band

June 11, 2014

Slayton Area Community Bandís concert in the park. 
 A file photo
A file photo
Slayton Area Community Bandís concert in the park.
Strikes a Chord
By: Heidi Bau Murray County News Staffwriter

On a dreary, chilly, spring evening, the cinnamon-colored bandshell in Gullord Park seems a lonely place. The bare stage does not let on to the secrets it holds. Ascending the stairs on either side of the stage, a park visitor would never guess that the small wooden platform is transformed into a delightful concert hall on summer evenings. The worn planks of the floor give no indication of the many chairs and stands which have perched upon them. The twin doors on either side of the stage open to reveal a narrow hallway which houses the chairs and stands. Walking to the front of the stage, it is possible to look to the east and see the rest of the park.

Conversely, on a warm Thursday evening in the summer, the bandshell undergoes a complete metamorphosis.

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