Band Celebrates City’s History

Local News

The Zanesville Memorial Concert Band is taking its music to one historic neighborhood in Zanesville.

Instead of playing in its usual summer location, Zane’s Landing Park, tonight’s concert was held at Dr. Increase Mathews house on Woodlawn Avenue.

“We were invited to play here a few years ago, and we’ve just continued to come back because it’s such a nice setting. We like to draw attention to the historic areas of this community, ” says Artistic Director, Jeff Roquemore.

Roquemore says the band always sounds great at this particular location.

“It’s hard to tell. I don’t know if it’s the trees or just being in an historic setting. We think the band kind of brings about that older, more traditional community band-type music. It just seems to fit together really nicely, ” says Roquemore.

The band entertained the crowd with Civil War music and marches. It ended the night with a bang, playing its well-known version of Stars and Stripes Forever.

“I don’t know that the musicians would just ‘Hey, we have to play that every night,’ but the audience expects that, and it is a rousing march, ” says Roquemore.

For a list of all the concert dates for the Zanesville Memorial Concert Band, visit its website at