Daytona Beach library plans patriotic concert

The Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island is planning a musical salute to America’s birthday with a free concert featuring the Daytona Beach Concert Band at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 1. The musicians will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “America the Beautiful” and other patriotic standards in the library’s auditorium.

The nonprofit band was formed in 1992 by the late Edward Lewis, a Daytona Beach businessman whose dream was to keep concert band music alive in the Daytona Beach area. Band membership is composed of volunteers of various ages and experience levels from across Volusia and Flagler counties, as well as out of state and Canada. The musicians perform under the direction of Charles Long, a retired music educator and administrator. Learn more about the band at

The concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Daytona Beach Library. Reservations are not required. For more information, call the library at 386-257-6036, option 4.

The library is open seven days a week at 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.