News Release, Town of La Plata

“The Band of the Nation’s Capital” is a unit of the District of Columbia Army National Guard. The band boasts a proud lineage going back to the organizational lineage and association with the legendary Corcoran Cadets, the DC militia that inspired John Philip Sousa to compose his march of the same name.

Noteworthy performances include musical support for the Inauguration of President Obama, performances in Greece, Jamaica, the US Virgin Islands, and Panama, consecutive appearances at the Great American Brass Band Festival and concert tours throughout New England, Texas and the Mid-Atlantic.

Although centrally located among the finest military bands in the world, The 257th Army Band is officially recognized as “The Band of the Nation’s Capital”.   

Please note military concerts are usually about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes due to their regulations.       

Upcoming Concerts

Friday, August 9th: 7 PM
U.S. Navy Band The Commodores

Jazz Friday, August 16th: 7 PM to 9 PM
Bucket List Band
Classic & Modern Rock  

Friday, August 23rd: 7 PM to 9 PM
Southern Maryland Concert Band
Concert Band Favorites & Showtunes

Friday, August 30th: 6 PM to 9 PM
Sam Grow with opening act Flippin’ Eyelids

 The weekly concerts take place from 7 pm to 9 pm on the lawn at La Plata Town Hall at 305 Queen Anne Street. Concert goers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for sitting. Coolers are allowed, but no alcohol, please.

Concessions are available from the Town’s food trailer located in the back of the parking lot; an ice cream truck is stationed there for your enjoyment.

A play area for children, the Kids’ Zone, allows parents to enjoy the concert while keeping an eye on the little ones. We ask that dogs and other pets be kept off of Town Hall grounds during Events.   

If a concert has to be canceled due to the weather we will post the information in the following locations:

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...