The Bettendorf Park Band will celebrate its 50th season with songs from around the world at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The free concert will be at the Herbert D. Goettsch Community Center, 2204 Grant St., Bettendorf.
Featured songs include “Danza Espagnola” from Spain, “II Bersagliere” (Italian Rifleman) from Italy, “Marche Triomphale” from France and “From Tropic to Tropic” by Russel Alexander. The program also will include music from England, Scotland, Ireland, Norway, Russia and Hungary.
Under the direction of Conductor Dr. Brian Hughes and Associate Conductor Sean Talbot the band is open to adult musicians from throughout the Quad-Cities. The Bettendorf Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the band and provides rehearsal and library space. Funding support comes from the Bettendorf Park Band Foundation and donations.
Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at the community center.