Thursday evening, the Bitterroot Community Band will be entertaining the crowd at Hamilton's Claudia Driscoll Park Thursday evening.

The summer series start at 8 p.m. each Thursday and the band has two more performances there this year, August 9 and August 23.

Next week, the 5 Valley Accordion Society will take the stage at 8.

Bitterroot Community Band director Shawn Thacker will be handing in his baton after this season. He will continue to play in the band, but others will direct. Thacker is the band instructor for the Hamilton School District.

The group will also play at Tuesday at 12 concert series in Hamilton's Legion Park next week.

By the way, the band is non-audition organization, meaning that anyone who wants to play is welcome. The band's season wraps up with Octoberfest in the fall.