Saginaw Eddy Concert Band Nov 19
The Saginaw Eddy Concert Band
Conductor Joe Radthke presents “A Winter Wonderland” A free holiday concert for the whole family!
Free parking and transportation by shuttle bus available at the Saginaw Tower (formerly the Delphi Tower) at 515 N. Washington. The lot is well lit and attended throughout the event.
Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Salvation Army’s “Food for Families” campaign.
The band was formed in 1927 by Arthur Amsden to perform for civic events and parades. It performed throughout the year with special programs in the parks of Saginaw in the summer. A trombonist with the band, William Mertins, was a close friend of Arthur D. Eddy (pictured left) whose family had accumulated a large fortune in the area’s lumber industry. Mertins was aware that Eddy attended almost every performance of the municipal band. The ever personable Mertins convinced Mr. Eddy to set aside a portion of the C. K. Eddy Family Memorial Trust to fund the band and provide future generations of Saginaw with free public concerts. Since then the band had been known as the Saginaw Eddy Band. Conductor Amsden lived only long enough to see the very first season of the band.
C.K. Eddy Family Memorial Fund Administrated by First Merit Bank
This program is graciously sponsored by