The annual R.B. Hall Day comes to the Midcoast Saturday, June 26 with live community band music all day in Harbor Park.

Robert Browne Hall, born in Bowdoinham in 1858 and died in Portland in 1907, was an internationally recognized composer as well as an accomplished conductor and cornet soloist whose creative talent and native ability marked him as one of Maine’s outstanding citizens. R.B. Hall Day was established in 1981 as last Saturday in June. Every year, the Governor issues a proclamation inviting and urging the people of the state to observe the day with appropriate ceremony and activity.

The Midcoast has more than its share of the kind of community marching bands that Hall encourages, led and composed for. R.B. Hall Day is held in a different location around the state every year; the 2010 observance will both start and conclude with Midcoast bands.

Each band will perform for half an hour; the schedule, subject to change, is as follows. Music lovers are invited to bring lawn chairs and picnics and enjoy a great day of music on the waterfront.

R.B. Hall Day Schedule

9:30 a.m.: Bay Winds North Wind Ensemble

10 a.m.: Midcoast Community Band

10:30 a.m.: Hallowell Community Band

11 a.m.: R.B. Hall Memorial Band, with an appearance by “Mr. Hall” himself

11:30 a.m.: Sebasticook Band

Noon: Bangor Band

12:30 p.m.: Brewer Hometown Band

1 p.m.: Bath Municipal Band

1:30 p.m.: Alumni Band

2 p.m.: Italian Heritage Center Concert Band

2:30 p.m.: Westbrook Band

3 p.m.: Casco Band

3:30 p.m.: Lincolnville Town Band

4 p.m.: 30th annual R.B. Hall Day Mass Band