BHS band performs in the square for Brown Bag Lunch Music Series

Published 4:10 pm Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tuesday afternoon the Brown Bag Lunch Music Series returned to Willis Park, with the Bainbridge High School band performing some halftime favorites, along with other selections for residents to enjoy during their lunch break.

Downtown Development Authority Director, Amanda Glover said band director, JJ Sewell really wanted to bring back the series and reached out to the downtown to see if it was something they could do again.

“It really spurred us to bring it back,” Glover said.

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The lunch series was something put on years ago, and now a generation later people are getting to eat lunch with their children, while jamming out to familiar tunes.

Wheat Kirbo was in attendance with his family and said he used to attend when he was young around his daughter’s age. Kirbo’s wife, Natalie said she wasn’t from Bainbridge, so this was her first time attending, but she enjoyed it and would bring the family back to it.

Their daughter was dancing along, and hopes to also be up there one day playing her drums or xylophone.

With the great feedback, Glover hopes the brown bag lunch music series becomes a monthly occurrence. The BHS band would not perform every month; it would be a range of different musical performances. Glover has already had a school chorus request to perform the next time.

She was proud to see the success and see all the community comes together to gather and support budding young talent.

Not only does it encourage community engagement, but the brown bag music lunch series also enhances business. Many people could be seen getting to go from Isaac’s Bakery, The Bean and Crave.

The Kirbos, along with other visitors hope to see more music series in the near future, especially the summer, where they can bring their daughter and enjoy the fresh air and music, along with all the food options downtown has to offer.