Bath Municipal Band
The Bath Municipal Band was founded under its present name by James E. Footer of Bath in 1961. The Bath Municipal Band is a group of fifty amateur musicians who come from many area towns to perform marches, show tunes, jazz and other popular music year-round. The BMB is the only community band in the state with its own portable band stand and rehearsal building; its winter home is the Chocolate Church Arts Center and in the summer the Band anchors the Bath Gazebo series. The BMB, currently under the direction of Kathy Downing of Alna, is very active in the mid coast area, playing at holiday celebrations, senior citizens organizations, BIW Ship Launchings and concerts in the park.