CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Live music will fill the skies over Coastal Bend tonight as a popular group of artists return after the pandemic.

The Corpus Christi Municipal Band opens its free summer concert season starting tonight, June 6, 2021. Weekly Sunday evening concerts begin at 8 pm at the Del Mar College East Campus Amphitheater.

The band’s performance season runs until July 4. Their last performance outdoors at the school amphitheater was in 2016, before a construction project moved them inside. Then, after the project, the pandemic stopped everything.

“The Corpus Christi Municipal Band hasn’t performed at the amphitheater for five years,” said David Irving, retired DMC music professor. “But we’re happy to be back, especially in this open-air venue, performing a variety of music that will appeal to listeners of all ages.”

Concerts are scheduled at the Amphitheater, located between the Fine Arts Music Building and the General Academic and Musical Building II (GAMBII) on the East Campus of Kosar and Ayers. A campus map can be found here.

Those present are kindly requested to bring garden chairs or blankets. Masks are not mandatory, but the College encourages their wearing as well as adherence to DMC safety protocols which include social distancing.

The five performances (June 6, 13, 20 and 27 and July 4) will feature a different conductor each week, as well as a variety of musical selections. According to a statement from Del Mar College, Richard King High School chief group principal Adan Molina will lead the first performance.

For even more details about the performances and the group, you can visit the Corpus Christi Municipal Band’s Facebook page.