The Marquette City Band kicked off their summer concert season on Thursday at Presque Isle Park.
The band plays Thursday nights at the park at 7:30 and they also have a festival on the Fourth of July at Mattson Lower Harbor Park. The city band recently received three grants that they plan to use towards expanding their season and buying new percussion equipment.
Band members say the grants will go a long way to create the best show possible for their fans.
"Being able to expand our season, being able to begin to do some other things with instruments that we own is just a good thing all the way around," Band Member Ben Bohnsack said. "We're excited about it."
The group will end their season with the first ever U. P. Community Band Festival Concert on Saturday, August 9th.