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Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Another year for the Scottdale Gazebo Concert Series comes to a close Sunday with the Scottdale Community Band at Loucks Park.

The performance is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

The community band traditionally bookends the concert series. That was the case this year as the community band kicked off the series July 7.

“We're the opening for community Picnic in the Park so we'll play the Star Spangled Banner and since it's Sunday will play more sacred tunes and more patriotic tunes,” said Rhonda Allison, a member of the Scottdale Community Band.

Since the series began this year, there have been a number of acts taking the gazebo to perform for audiences on a summer Sunday night in Scottdale.

Angelo Pallone, borough manager, said it seems to have been another successful series.

“I went to a recent concert and there's was about 50 people there, which isn't too bad,” he said. “We've been known to have up to 100 at times.”

Pallone said the borough tries to offer a variety of musical acts each year and that did take place with the classic country, southern rock sounds of the High Ryder Band, the bluegrass of Traveling Road Show, the country stylings of Michael Christopher, the Texas swing of Sugar Mountain and the music and message of Remnant.

“We try,” Pallone said. “We offer different music each week. I think we've been successful in that.”

Now a wrap will be put on another season by the community band.

“For those who do not make it to gazebo, they can come to the park,” Allison said. “We see a different group of people who may not have come to the gazebo. It's an honor to play both times.”

Pallone expects the crowds to keep coming for the last show of the season, featuring the community band.

“They do a good mix and people love that,” Pallone said. “I think that's one of our bigger draws.”

Paul Paterra is a staff editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-887-6101.

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