The annual fundraiser for the Bitterroot Community Band is Thursday, July 25, under the magnificent trees of the Daly Mansion grounds northeast of Hamilton. The gates open at 6 p.m. for those who want to bring a picnic. The music of the expanded group of musicians will begin at 7 p.m. Shawn Thacker is the director for the event this year. There's a slight admission fee as you come onto the grounds and the proceeds help pay for music and travel expenses for the volunteer group. The summer evening on the Daly Mansion lawn is a real treat.