• From: 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Free
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Bring your lawn chair and join the Lamar Bands for marches and old-fashioned fun for an outdoor concert celebrating John Philip Sousa and his performances with the Magnolia Oil Refinery Brass Band. 

This concert will celebrate the music of the Magnolia Band, a local Beaumont band conducted by Harry Cloud and his Magnolia Refinery bandsmen (now a part of ExxonMobil) as conducted by Sousa in January 1924. At that time, Lamar University was beginning its second semester and the Magnolia Band was nationally famous for playing the inaugural broadcast of KFDM ("For Dependable Magnoline") on Beaumont's first radio station. The afternoon festival will feature Lamar University's bands and the Community Band of Southeast Texas playing music from America's "Golden Age," when Beaumont was a booming oil town, in the historical reproduction setting of the Spindeltop Museum.

Magnolia Brass Band Festival
  • 5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd
  • Beaumont, TX 77705
  • to March 24, 2018
  • Spindletop Gladys City/Boomtown Museum
  • Free